Petroleum Authority of Uganda

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Directorate of Petroleum

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Information about licensing activities - past and present, issued E&P licenses, and contracts (PSAs) entered into by the GoU.

Abbreviation

LR Licensing Rounds

PSA Production Sharing Agreement

EA Exploration Area

DL Direct Licensing Activity

GOU Government Of Uganda

PL Production License

EL Exploration License

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Wellbores in Uganda. For PAU's guidelines for designation of wells and wellbores please click here.

Abbreviation

WDSS is an abbreviation for Well Data Summary Sheet.

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For a description of how to obtain cores, cuttings, oil samples and geochemical standards from the PAU please click here. For web based application form to apply for cores, cuttings and oil samples please click here.

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Contains information about drilled oil and gas well bores in Uganda by category i.e Exploration, Appraisal, or Development per License, Operator and indicating the status of each well bore. Well bore names presented combine the local name and the official name.

Abbreviation

WDSS Well Data Summary Sheet

TD Total Depth

MDBRT Measured Depth Below Rotary Table

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For a description of how to obtain cores, cuttings, oil samples and geochemical standards from the PAU, please contact the of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda.

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An oil and/or gas field has the meaning set out in the Petroleum Act, 2013 i.e a geological structure or feature which hosts one or more reservoirs from which petroleum production may be commercially undertaken through a defined set of facilities. A field may be associated with a Field Development Plan.

Abbreviation

FDP Field Development Plan

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For further information regarding oil and gas fields and how to access approved FDPs, please contact the of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda.

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Contains information about oil and/or gas discoveries made to date. A discovery is an accumulation of petroleum not previously known to have existed, and which is recoverable at the surface in a flow which can be measured by petroleum industry methods, established through drilling of a well. Also contains information about development status of the discovery and related resources. PRMS nomenclature is used.

Abbreviation

PRMS Petroleum Resource Management System

RU Resource Unit

RAP Resource Assessment Project

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Contains information about Seismic and Gravity and Magnetic Surveys undertaken in the country to date.

Abbreviation

AGG Airborne Gravity Gradient

FTG Full Tensor Gradiometry

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For further information regarding seismic surveys and potential field data acquisition surveys, please contact the of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda.