Top Mining and Petroleum Companies in Uganda has ranked the top mining and petroleum companies in Uganda. The list is composed of key players from the oil and gas, as well as the iron and steel sectors.

Top Mining and Petroleum Companies in Uganda


Top Mining and Petroleum Companies has ranked the top mining and petroleum companies in Uganda. The list is composed of key players from the oil and gas, as well as the iron and steel sectors.

Rank Company Country Sector Description

Total E&P Uganda B.V.

France Oil and Gas Total E&P Uganda is an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Total S.A. It is an oil and gas exploration and production company, founded as the operator of Exploration Areas 1 and 1A following the discovery of commercially viable oil resources in the Albertine Region. The upstream company started operations in February 2012 in Murchison Falls National Park where the majority of their exploration and production activities are based. In August 2016, Total E&P was awarded three production licences for Exploration Area 1 of the Albertine Graben region for the Ngiri, Jobi Rii and Gunya fields.

CNOOC Uganda

China Oil and Gas CNOOC International is one of the largest oil and gas companies in Uganda’s energy sector and owns one-third interests in each of Exploration Areas (EA) EA1/1A, EA2 and Kingfisher. The company partners with Total E&P Uganda (33.3%) and Tullow Oil (33.3%). CNOOC International operates the Kingfisher production license. These blocks, located in the Lake Albert Rift Basin, are in one of the most promising basins for oil and gas resources in Africa.

Total Uganda

France Oil and Gas & Consumable Fuels Total Uganda is a downstream petroleum company and a subsidiary of the French multinational, Total S.A. Total Uganda has been operating in Uganda since 1955. Its involvement in the country has been growing over the years with 170 active service stations countrywide, offering the full range of petroleum products and services.

Tullow Uganda Operations PTY

United Kingdom Oil and Gas Tullow entered into three Ugandan exploration licences in 2004 following the acquisition of Energy Africa. The Group added further equity and operatorship to the licences in the Lake Albert Rift Basin when it acquired Hardman Resources. In 2006, Tullow began to get encouraging exploration results and flow tests from some initial wells. Further significant discoveries and appraisal success led in 2009 to the basin development commercial volume threshold being exceeded. Following further success, contingent resources are now estimated to be around 1.7 billion barrels of oil.

Vivo Energy Uganda

Netherlands Oil and Gas & Consumable Fuels Vivo Energy is the company behind the Shell brand in Africa. Vivo sources, distributes, markets and supplies Shell’s world-class fuels and lubricants to retail and commercial customers across the continent. The company has a strong and growing presence across Africa, with Shell service stations present in 15 countries. Additionally, its Shell lubricants are marketed in a growing number of other African markets.

Roofings Group

Uganda Iron and Steel Founded by Dr. Sikander Lalani under license of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), Roofings Group launched operations in 1994. The Group provides the entire spectrum of steel products, from tube to reinforcement, plate to structural steel, fencing to roofing sheets. Its products can be found in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Burundi, Congo and Ghana.

Schlumberger Oilfield Eastern

United States Oil and Gas Schlumberger unites 105,000 people with products, sales and services in more than 120 countries. The company supplies the industry’s most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production, and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions that optimize hydrocarbon recovery to deliver reservoir performance sustainably.

Roofings Rolling Mills

Uganda Iron and Steel Roofings Rolling Mills (RRM) is a $145 million investment and one of the largest and most modern steel complexes operating in East and Central Africa. Rolling is a metal forming process in which metal material is passed through a pair of rolls. Rolling is classified according to the temperature of the metal rolled. If the temperature of the metal is above its re-crystallization temperature, then the process is termed as hot rolling. If it is below, the process is termed as cold rolling.

Weatherford Services & Rentals

Switzerland Oil and Gas Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies. The company provides products and services for drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells, along with pipeline construction and commissioning. Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries across the globe and employs more than 35,000 people.

Baker Hughes Eho

United States Oil and Gas Baker Hughes is an international industrial service company and one of the world’s largest oil field services companies. The company provides the oil and gas industry with products and services for oil drilling, formation evaluation, completion, production and reservoir consulting. Baker Hughes operates in over 120 countries across the globe.





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