Uganda discoveries see 4,200 bpd

Uganda discoveries see 4,200 bpd

Uganda’s Minister of State for Mineral Development Dr Kamanda Bataringaya has said his country could produce up to 4,200 barrels of oil per day.

Radio Uganda Friday cited the minister as saying that there had been positive indications that Uganda’s oil flow could be higher that previously expected, following the discovery of what appeared to be vast deposits in exploratory wells.

Hardman Resources Ltd drilled a number of exploratory wells in the country, including Waraga I, Waraga II and Mpuuta I; according to Kamanda, they discovered large tracts of petroleum deposits representing an oil flow of 4,200 bpd.

Further exploration is currently under way in Area 5 northern Uganda’s Rhino Camp, by the Heritage Drilling Company and Neptune.

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