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28-29 September 2021


Frank Mugisha, currently the Ag Commissioner for the Petroleum Exploration Development and Production Department (PEDPD) in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda has worked in the Petroleum Sector, through different ranks, for about 25 years. He holds MSC Exploration Geophysics from Leeds University 1994, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Geophysics from Leeds University 1993, Diploma in Petroleum Operations and Development from Norway 1997, Diploma in Management of Extractive industries- Petroleum and Minerals 2010 and several certificates in oil and gas discipline.

He was a member of the working group that formulated the National Oil and Gas Policy (NOGP) for Uganda that was approved in 2008 and attendant laws and regulations which were subsequently formulated to operationalize the NOGP.  He was also the Manager for the 1st Licensing Round which was concluded successfully in October 2017 with issuance of three exploration licenses.

He is currently a managing the 2nd licensing round implementation, several strategic programs such petroleum resource assessment, opening up of new frontier basins for detailed petroleum activities and future licensing and Phase-III Oil for Development, Norwegian supported five year project. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

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