Frank Mugisha, currently the Assistant Commissioner/Exploration for the Petroleum Exploration Development and Production Department (PEDPD) in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda has worked in the Petroleum Sector, through different ranks, for about 31 years. He holds MSC Exploration Geophysics from Leeds University 1994, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Geophysics from Leeds University 1993, Diploma in Petroleum Operations and Development from Norway 1997, Diploma in Management of Extractive industries- Petroleum and Minerals 2010 and several certificates in oil and gas discipline.
He was a core member of the working group that formulated the National Oil and Gas Policy (NOGP) for Uganda that was approved in 2008 and attendant laws and regulations which were subsequently formulated to operationalize the NOGP.
He was Manager for the 1st Licensing Round steered it to successful conclusion with granting three exploration licenses in 2017. He also steered the 2nd licensing round that resulted with granting two exploration licenses to Uganda National Oil Company and DGR Global of Australia.
Frank is also instrumental and coordinator of several strategic programs such as petroleum resource assessment, opening of frontier basins to detailed petroleum activities and formulation of the new and comprehensive National Petroleum Policy to address emerging and energy transition issues.
He is also the Programme Manager for Phase-III Oil for Development, Norwegian supported five-year project and two year no cost extension that started in 2018.
He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).
Uganda: An Established Petroleum Province in the East African Region
Uganda’s oil and gas sector has transitioned from the exploration and appraisal phase to the development phase in preparation for sustainable production of the petroleum resources that have been discovered in the country. Uganda’s confirmed petroleum resource base is currently estimated at 6.5 billion barrels of Stock Tank Oil-Initially-In-Place (STOIIP), of which 1.4 billion barrels are estimated to be recoverable. In addition, gas resources are currently estimated at 600 Billion standard cubic feet (BCF). This volume of crude is planned to be commercialized using a 60,000 Barrels of Oil per Day (BOPD) refinery and a 190,000BOPD crude export pipeline.
To achieve a sustainable reserves replacement for the country, the government continues to evaluate the petroleum potential of the unlicenced acreages with the aim of issuing new exploration licences. During this country showcase the Ugandan delegation will discuss the following topics:
Thursday 12 October 15:00 - 15:45 National Showcase Stage (Level 1)