25/06/2015 - Press release
Total E&P Uganda and JV partners revamp the oil and gas section at the Uganda Museum
Kampala, June 25, 2015
Total E&P Uganda and its Joint Venture (JV) Partners, CNOOC Uganda Limited and Tullow Uganda Operations PTY have today unveiled the revamped oil and gas section at the Uganda Museum. Officiated by the Minister of Energy, Hon Eng. Irene Muloni, the project is aimed at educating and increasing awareness of the oil and gas industry to various stakeholders and the general public.
The section is to serve as a centre for basic information and research about oil and gas in Uganda. It consists of historical information and achievements to date in the Ugandan oil and gas sector, the oil cycle i.e. exploration, development & production, some of the equipment used during operations and related videos.
Speaking at the launch ceremony held at the Museum, Hon. Irene Muloni, commended the oil companies for their commitment to information sharing with Ugandans.
“The Ministry of energy is proud to work in collaboration with the 3 joint venture partners to promote access to information, especially in Uganda where the oil and gas industry is new to us. This initiative will play a great role in shaping our future through educating the public about the oil, encouraging young minds to pursue academic studies related to the sector and also the private sector to pursue business opportunities with the oil sector,” she said.
Addressing the guests on behalf of the partners, Mrs Ahlem Friga Noy, the Corporate Affairs Manager Total E&P Uganda said that the JV partners felt a strong sense of responsibility towards the country and the need to share information on the oil sector with the public. “Because oil and gas is often considered a complex subject, the aim of the project is to present this subject in the most simplified way for the general public using both visual and audio material,” she said.
"This section is the only one in the museum which illustrates the past, the present and the future: Past with the history of the oil discoveries and the extraordinary way nature through geology enable us to dispose a sustainable source of energy Present: with the presentation on the pre -development phase and the hopes that are triggered The future with the production and the commercialization through the refinery and the crude export pipeline and the new economic prosperous era it will open for Uganda," she added.
Rose Mwanje, the Commissioner of Museums and antiques welcomed the contribution by the 3 partners and expressed that the revamped section would assist revitalize public interest in the museum. She called upon other corporate companies to emulate the contribution made by the partners in order to bring the Uganda museum to international standards.
Hon Eng. Irene Muloni unveils the plaque at the launch of the oil and gas section of the Uganda museum. Looking on is Ahlem Friga-Noy (R), Total E&P Uganda Corporate Affairs Manager and Rose Mwanje (L), Commissioner of Museums and antiquities.
A cross section of the refurbished oil and gas section at the Uganda Museum.
Hon Eng. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy (C) cuts the ribbon to unveil the refurbished oil and gas section of the Uganda Museum.
A 'Christmas tree' on display at the refurbished oil and gas section of the Uganda Museum