The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established under Section 9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013, and in line with the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was approved in 2008.
The PAU’s mandate is to monitor and regulate the exploration, development and production, together with the refining, gas conversion, transportation and storage of petroleum in Uganda.
This includes ensuring that petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best practice for the petroleum industry.
The roles and functions of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda are described in Part III of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013 and Part II of the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act, 2013 together with Section 7.2.4 of the National Oil and Gas Policy.
In line with these roles, some of the key activities undertaken by the Authority so far include;
- Review of submissions from the licensed oil companies including reports on geoscience and engineering studies, annual resource reports, annual audit reports and procurement reports;
- Advising the Minister on the grant of the Eight Productions Licenses which were awarded to Total E&P and Tullow Oil at the end of August 2016;
- Review and approval of Budgets and Work Programmes submitted by the licensed oil companies for 2017. The three licensed oil companies will undertake work programmes whose budgets are in excess of US $ 200 million during 2017 Monitoring field activities carried out by the licensed oil companies in the field stakeholder consultations for land to be acquired and used during the development of infrastructure and production phases of the petroleum value chain.
- Participating in developing the legal frameworks, like the Inter-Governmental and Host Government Agreement (IGA), and the design aspects of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).
- Regulating the implementation of National Content Development including aspects like employment and training of Ugandans and provision of goods and services by Ugandan enterprises.
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