Uganda advances plans for first refinery

Uganda’s government has received proposals from four international companies bidding to build and construct the country’s first refinery and related infrastructure in the Lake Albert region of Buseruka Subcounty, Hoima District, Uganda (OGJ Online, Dec. 2, 2013; Feb. 2, 2010).

An evaluation team comprised of government representatives as well as US-based Taylor DeJongh, transaction advisor for the project, will undertake a detailed, month-long evaluation of the proposals starting this month, after which the winning bidder will be announced, said Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD).

Negotiations are expected to be concluded by this year’s fourth quarter, MEMD said.

The proposed 60,000-b/d refinery, which will be developed in two, 30,000-b/d phases, will include on-site crude oil and product storage as well as a 205-km product pipeline to a distribution terminal near Kampala, according to an October 2013 presentation from MEMD.

The Ugandan government will hold 40% equity in the project, while the winning bidder, as lead investor and operator, will hold the remaining 60%.

The refinery will be designed to process Uganda’s waxy crude oil (23-33° API, 0.16 wt% sulfur) produced from the Albertine basin to serve petroleum product markets in Uganda, Congo (former Zaire), South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, and Tanzania, MEMD said.

Companies submitting proposals include three consortia led by the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, South Korea’s SK Group, and Russia’s RT Global Resources, respectively, as well Japan’s Marubeni Corp.

With financial close on the project scheduled for second-half 2015, the first phase of the refinery is slated to be commissioned sometime in 2017-18, MEMD said in October 2013.

Related Articles

State approves Shell’s plan for US Appalachian ethylene plant

06/23/2015 Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved a permit allowing Royal Dutch Shell PLC subsidiary Shell Chemical LP to pr...

Petronas lets technology contract for RAPID project

06/22/2015 Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has let a contract to Axens to provide processing technology for its proposed refinery and petrochemical integrated d...

ESAI: Wave of new petroleum product supply yet to materialize

06/22/2015 Despite a jump in world petroleum-product demand during the first quarter, product supply underperformed in key Middle Eastern and Latin American c...

OGJ Newsletter

06/22/2015

Gazprom Neft lets contract for Moscow refinery

06/19/2015 Russia’s JSC Gazprom Neft has let a contract to Tecnimont SPA, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont SPA, Milan, for engineering, procurement, and constr...

Rosneft, BP sign upstream, downstream agreements

06/19/2015

OAO Rosneft agreed to sell BP PLC a 20% share of Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha in eastern Siberia for $750 million.

Total sheds stake in German refinery

06/19/2015 OAO Rosneft has completed a deal for the purchase of Total SA’s minority interest in the 11.5 million-tonne/year PCK Raffinerie GMBH refinery, loca...

PBF Energy inks deal for Louisiana refinery, logistics assets

06/18/2015 PBF Holding Co. LLC, a subsidiary of PBF Energy Inc., Parsippany, NJ, has entered an agreement with ExxonMobil Corp. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA ...

Gazprom, KMG extend Karachaganak supply contract to 2038

06/18/2015

OAO Gazprom and JSC KazMunayGas (KMG) reported a contract extension to 2038 for supply from Karachaganak gas-condensate field in Kazakhstan.

White Papers

Three Tips to Improve Safety in the Oil Field

Working oil fields will always be tough work with inherent risks. There’s no getting around that. Ther...
Sponsored by

Pipeline Integrity: Best Practices to Prevent, Detect, and Mitigate Commodity Releases

Commodity releases can have catastrophic consequences, so ensuring pipeline integrity is crucial for p...
Sponsored by

AVEVA’s Digital Asset Approach - Defining a new era of collaboration in capital projects and asset operations

There is constant, intensive change in the capital projects and asset life cycle management. New chall...
Sponsored by

Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry with EPPM

With budgets in the billions, timelines spanning years, and life cycles extending over decades, oil an...
Sponsored by

Asset Decommissioning in Oil & Gas: Transforming Business

Asset intensive organizations like Oil and Gas have their own industry specific challenges when it com...
Sponsored by

Squeezing the Green: How to Cut Petroleum Downstream Costs and Optimize Processing Efficiencies with Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Solutions

As the downstream petroleum industry grapples with change in every sector and at every level, includin...
Sponsored by

7 Steps to Improve Oil & Gas Asset Decommissioning

Global competition and volatile markets are creating a challenging business climate for project based ...
Sponsored by

The impact of aging infrastructure in process manufacturing industries

Process manufacturing companies in the oil and gas, utilities, chemicals and natural resource industri...
Sponsored by
Available Webcasts


OGJ's Midyear Forecast 2015

When Fri, Jul 10, 2015

This webcast is to be presented by OGJ Editor Bob Tippee and Senior Economic Editor Conglin Xu.  They will summarize the Midyear Forecast projections in key categories, note important changes from January’s forecasts, and examine reasons for the adjustments.

register:WEBCAST


Predictive Analytics in your digital oilfield - Optimize Production Yield and Reduce Operational Costs

When Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Putting predictive analytics to work in your oilfield can help you anticipate failures, plan and schedule work in advance, eliminate emergency work and catastrophic failures, and at the same time you can optimize working capital and improve resource utilization.  When you apply analytic capabilities to critical production assets it is possible to reduce non-productive time and increase your yield.

Learn how IBM's analytics capabilities can be applied to critical production assets with the goal of reducing non-productive time, increasing yield and reducing operations costs.

register:WEBCAST



On Demand

Cognitive Solutions for Upstream Oil and Gas

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

The oil & gas sector is under pressure on all sides. Reserves are limited and it’s becoming increasingly expensive to find and extract new resources. Margins are already being squeezed in an industry where one wrong decision can cost millions. Analyzing data used in energy exploration can save millions of dollars as we develop ways to predict where and how to extract the world’s massive energy reserves.

This session with IBM Subject Matter Experts will discuss how IBM Cognitive Solutions contribute to the oil and gas industry using predictive analytics and cognitive computing, as well as real time streaming for exploration and drilling.

register:WEBCAST


The Alternative Fuel Movement: Four Need-to-Know Excise Tax Complexities

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Discussion on how to approach, and ultimately embrace, the alternative fuel market by pulling back the veil on excise tax complexities. Taxes may be an aggravating part of daily operations, but their accuracy is crucial in your path towards business success.

register:WEBCAST


Emerson Micro Motion Videos

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected