Extended Well testing for Waraga 1, Kigogole 1, 3 & 5

Map of Hoima, Western Region, Uganda
Oil exploration
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.

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Development of Pipelines and storage Facilities for Crude oil and Gas in Uganda

Map of Buliisa District, Western Region, Uganda
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
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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.

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CSF graduate takes on the sugar industry with economic analysis

Ronald Kaggwa, CSF alum

An hour drive from Kampala lies the Mabira Forest, one of the few remaining natural forest reserves in Uganda. Rich in biological diversity, the forest contributes to the livelihood of the adjacent communities and provides an opportunity for ecotourism. In 2009 the Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL) requested permission from the government to use part of the Mabira Central Forest Reserve for sugarcane growing. CSF graduate Ronald Kaggwa took action. An environmental economist at the Uganda National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Ronald conducted an economic analysis to prove that the net benefits of conservation far outweighed those of sugarcane.

CSF partners with Uganda National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) for infrastructure program in Africa.

Antelope in Murchison Falls National Park

CSF's Irene Burgués and John Reid traveled to Uganda in November to establish our first long-term program in Africa. The program's initial focus will be on conserving ecosystems in the context of major infrastructure development in the Albertine Rift region shared by Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. The region is home to cloud forests, lowland rain forests and savannas, along with active volcanoes and endangered wildlife such as the mountain gorillas. CSF will work with government and NGOs to minimize the impact of new roads, dams and oil on these fragile resources. We are fortunate to have the partnership of the Uganda National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) as we begin this process.

Finding the Balance Between Biodiversity and Infrastructure

CSF will launch African and Himalayan initiatives and expand Andes-Amazon programs through $1.2 million agreement with Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) program of USAID.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced a $1.2 million agreement with Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) to launch a comprehensive initiative in central Africa, expand CSF’s programs in the Andes-Amazon region, and initiate a limited program in Asia’s Himalayan region. The goal of the program is to promote biodiversity conservation through infrastructure best practices.

Bird photo

Ferramentas Econômicas para a Conservação de Ecossistemas Tropicais

O principal objetivo desse curso foi familiarizar os analistas da SMA/SP com os principais conceitos da economia e como esses conceitos podem ser utilizados na conservação da Mata Atlântica brasileira. O curso apresentou os fundamentos de microeconomia, da valoração econômica do meio ambiente e dos recursos naturais, do uso de instrumentos econômicos na avaliação de políticas ambientais e da análise custo-benefício de projetos. Ao final do curso foi realizada uma oficina que envolveu trabalhos em grupo na avaliação da aplicação potencial das ferramentas aprendidas pelos participantes em situações reais enfrentadas pela SMA no estado de São Paulo.

Business and Parks: CSF and the Brazilian National Park Service

CSF worked with the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), which is the Brazilian National Park Service, on financial aspects of businesses operating in national parks. Starting with five protected areas, in the Atlantic Coastal Forest, the Amazon and the Cerrado, CSF trained and assisted ICMBio staff on financial planning to provide services that will improve visitors' access and experience in the parks and strengthen the tie between Brazilians and their parks. The project was supported by the United States Forest Service and the United States Agency for International Development.

Factibilidad económica y financiera de la producción de caña de azúcar y derivados en el norte del departamento de La Paz

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