A Simple Guidebook on Legal and Policy Framework Regarding Land, Oil & Gas in the Albertine Graben | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
July 2016
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
Uganda-Asimpl-201607
Pages: 
18
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Disclaimer: This simple guide is NOT LIMITED to further research. It only gives a hint on the legal and policy framework regarding land, oil and gas activities in the Albertine Graben.

Uganda discovered commercial quantities of oil in the country in 2006 and ever since, there has been increased activity in the exploration of oil and gas. The exploration activities are being undertaken in the Albertine Graben in mostly the districts of Hoima, Buliisa, and Nwoya by international oil companies contracted by the government. Currently, there are three licensed companies namely, Tullow Uganda operations Ltd , Total E&P and CNOOC Uganda Ltd operating in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa and Nwoya within the Albertine Graben. The exploration of oil and gas in the country is being undertaken on land and therefore has an implication on land ownership and rights of the affected individuals and communities.

It is therefore, important that for oil and gas activities to be undertaken smoothly there is need to understand how they interact with land ownership and rights to enable their co-existence. This requires a proper definition of the rights and interests of different stakeholders involved in oil and gas activities and land use and management. The purpose of this booklet, therefore, is to give an overview of the implications of oil and gas activities on land ownership and rights in the Albertine Graben. It also briefly examines aspects of the management of oil and gas and oil revenue management.

Authors and Publishers

Corporate Author(s): 

The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) is a membership consortium of national, regional and international civil society organizations and individuals, lobbying and advocating for fair land laws and policies that address the land rights of the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and individuals in Uganda.

Publisher(s): 

The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) is a membership consortium of national, regional and international civil society organizations and individuals, lobbying and advocating for fair land laws and policies that address the land rights of the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and individuals in Uganda.

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Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank based in Uganda working in East and Southern Africa. ACODE was first registered in 1999 as a Non-governmental organization (NGO). In 2004, the organization was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and without having a share capital. ACODE is one of the most dynamic and robust regional leaders in cutting-edge public policy research and analysis in a range of areas including governance, trade, environment, and science and technology.

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