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photo of river in the Bolivian Amazon

Cost-benefit analysis of the Cachuela Esperanza Hydroelectric Project

The Cachuela Esperanza hydroelectric mega-project is part of the South American Infrastructure Integration Initiative (IIRSSA). It refers to a 990MW hydroelectric dam that would be built on the Beni River on the outskirts of the Cachuela Esperanza village. This would provide energy to populations in Northern Bolivia and would allow the exportation of electricity to Brazil. The feasibility report, as ordered by the Bolivian government, shows that the environmental and social damages caused by this project would be massive - more than 900Km2 flooded and almost 100,000 people affected. Despite these impacts, the government considers this to be a beneficial project and has continually vowed the desire to move forward with it.

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

El costo de no contar los costos

Series number: 
12

Jetty at Ntoroko North - Village

Map of Ntoroko, Western Region, Uganda
Completed
Name of development company or institution: 
heritage Oil and Gas (U) Limited
Name of environmental and social standards applied to the project: 
Environment Impact Assessment guidelines and Regulations
Type of land-use: 
Recreational/tourism

The Jetty project is proposed as part of the ongoing petroleum exploration plans to conduct a 2-D seismic survey and well drilling in Exploration Area 3A. The jetty is proposed at the edge of Lake Albert in Ntoroko- North Village, Bundibugyo District, in order to provide a docking area for the marine vessel that will transport the drilling and seismic survey equipment from Mbegu, Hoima District to Ntoroko.

The project will involve stockpiling of sand and hard core, rock filling of steel cages, placing of geotextile on the lake bed, dregdging 50m x 50m lake bed, cutting back a cliff edge close at the jetty by 6m, cutting 100m of access road and relocating entrances to UWA camp and NAADs poultry farm. the project is expected to cost $100,000 USD.

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

Costos y beneficios del proyecto hidroeléctrico del río Inambari

En junio de 2010, los gobiernos de Perú y Brasil firmaron un Acuerdo Energético que prevé que compañías brasileñas construyan en ríos de la Amazonía peruana centrales hidroeléctricas para exportar energía al Brasil. El proyecto hidroeléctrico del río Inambari, con una potencia instalada de 2,200 megavatios, es el primero de cinco posibles proyectos en contar con un Estudio de Factibilidad (EF) realizado por la compañía promotora EGASUR.

Costos y beneficios del proyecto hidroeléctrico del río Inambari

Series number: 
23
Elephants in the Albertine Rift

Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift

Conservation Strategy Fund held a course in Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift, from June 11-22, 2012 in Uganda. This course was offered in partnership with the Ugandan National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA) and was made possible through the support of the United States Agency for International Development, the Wildlife Conservation Network, and the Handsel Foundation. We invited applications from people who work in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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