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Jobi 2 Appraisal Drilling, Exploration Area 1

Map of Nwoya, Northern Region, Uganda
Uganda
Oil exploration
Unknown
Name of development company or institution: 
Heritage Oil and Gas (U) Limited
Number of people displaced: 
0 people displaced
Kilometers of new road developed for the project (tarmac, soil or pavement): 
3 km
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 1: 
1 hectare
Potential loss of access to water quality: 
Yes

Heritage Oil and Gas (U) Limited has a joint venture with Energy Africa Limited of South Africa (Tullow Oil) and a production sharing agreement with the government of Uganda signed in July 2004 to explore, develop and produce hydrocarbons in Exploration Area 1of the Albertine Graben.
Jobi 2 is located north of the River Nile within the Murchison Falls National Park approximately 11km from the Delta, 3 km from the Albert Nile and 17km from Lake Albert. The Drilling site is to cover 12,000msq (1.2 hectares). Jobi 2 is located at UTM coordinates : 33396E, 261085N at an elevation of 644.3m.

location country: 
Uganda

Kigogole Field Appraisal Drilling

Map of Buliisa District, Western Region, Uganda
Uganda
Oil exploration
Name of development company or institution: 
Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Limited
Kilometers of new road developed for the project (tarmac, soil or pavement): 
5 km
Potential loss of access to water quality: 
Yes

Kigogole field is a rhomboid tilted fault block structure in the Albertine Graben. Kigogole field has five successful exploration and appraisal wells namely; Kigogle 1,2,3,4 and 5. The seismic data indicates presence of normal faults and the fualt bound structures make it necessary to drill appraisal wells to evaluate the reservoir continuity. It is proposed that 3 more well sites be appraised; Kigogole 6,7 and 8.

location country: 
Uganda

Extended Well testing for Waraga 1, Kigogole 1, 3 & 5

Map of Hoima, Western Region, Uganda
Uganda
Oil exploration
Completed
Name of development company or institution: 
Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd

Tullow made several oil discoveries in Uganda including; thin channel- shaped reservoirs in Kaiso-Tonya(Mputa/Waraga reservoirs), over-pressured oil in Ngassa2, and thicker amalgamated fluvial channel systems at Kasamene1 in the Butiaba area. The reservoirs have different dynamics with fluid properties such as viscosity and GOR, the oil generally has high wax content and varying oil gravity requiring different designs and for testing and assessment.

Extended well Testing is intended to enhance understanding of the sub-surface potential of the servior and facilitate drilling requirements for the tested fields.

location country: 
Uganda

Development of Pipelines and storage Facilities for Crude oil and Gas in Uganda

Map of Buliisa District, Western Region, Uganda
Uganda
Pipelines
Name of development company or institution: 
Government of Uganda
Financing body: 
The Royal Norwegian Government
Name of environmental and social standards applied to the project: 
Initial environmental Evaluation and impact sreening
Number of people displaced: 
0 people displaced
Kilometers of new road developed for the project (tarmac, soil or pavement): 
207 km
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 1: 
470 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 2: 
0 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 3: 
0 hectares
Number of hectares affected in other ecosystems: 
0 hectares
Potential loss of access to water quality: 
Yes

Petroleum exploration in Uganda has a long history dating back in 1938 when the 1st well (Waki B 1) was drilled by the Anglo European Company of South Africa. At that time oil prices and technology were low and therefore the prospects were found commercially unfeasible.

In 1997, Heritage was awarded Exploration Area 3(EA3) in the Semliki area followed by commercially exploitable reserves of oil (Mputa, Waraga, Nzizi, and Kingfisher) estimated at 300 Millionto 2.5 billion barrels in 2008 and 2009. Since then, there has been exponential growth in foreign investments to approximately $350 Million as of 2010.

location country: 
Uganda

CSF graduate takes on the sugar industry with economic analysis

Ronald Kaggwa, CSF alum

An hour drive from Kampala lies the Mabira Forest, one of the few remaining natural forest reserves in Uganda. Rich in biological diversity, the forest contributes to the livelihood of the adjacent communities and provides an opportunity for ecotourism. In 2009 the Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL) requested permission from the government to use part of the Mabira Central Forest Reserve for sugarcane growing. CSF graduate Ronald Kaggwa took action. An environmental economist at the Uganda National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Ronald conducted an economic analysis to prove that the net benefits of conservation far outweighed those of sugarcane.

CSF partners with Uganda National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) for infrastructure program in Africa.

Antelope in Murchison Falls National Park

CSF's Irene Burgués and John Reid traveled to Uganda in November to establish our first long-term program in Africa. The program's initial focus will be on conserving ecosystems in the context of major infrastructure development in the Albertine Rift region shared by Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. The region is home to cloud forests, lowland rain forests and savannas, along with active volcanoes and endangered wildlife such as the mountain gorillas. CSF will work with government and NGOs to minimize the impact of new roads, dams and oil on these fragile resources. We are fortunate to have the partnership of the Uganda National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) as we begin this process.

Finding the Balance Between Biodiversity and Infrastructure

CSF will launch African and Himalayan initiatives and expand Andes-Amazon programs through $1.2 million agreement with Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) program of USAID.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced a $1.2 million agreement with Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) to launch a comprehensive initiative in central Africa, expand CSF’s programs in the Andes-Amazon region, and initiate a limited program in Asia’s Himalayan region. The goal of the program is to promote biodiversity conservation through infrastructure best practices.

Bird photo

Ferramentas Econômicas para a Conservação de Ecossistemas Tropicais

O principal objetivo desse curso foi familiarizar os analistas da SMA/SP com os principais conceitos da economia e como esses conceitos podem ser utilizados na conservação da Mata Atlântica brasileira. O curso apresentou os fundamentos de microeconomia, da valoração econômica do meio ambiente e dos recursos naturais, do uso de instrumentos econômicos na avaliação de políticas ambientais e da análise custo-benefício de projetos. Ao final do curso foi realizada uma oficina que envolveu trabalhos em grupo na avaliação da aplicação potencial das ferramentas aprendidas pelos participantes em situações reais enfrentadas pela SMA no estado de São Paulo.

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