An Examination of the Legal, Institutional and Social Aspects of Oil Exploration in Uganda.

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Kampala International University, School of law
Uganda oil discoveries gain Uganda a lot on the world map when commercial quantities of oil were reported in the Albertine Graben in the western Arm of the great East African Rift Valley. Preparations were made to get revenues from the discoveries and contracts were signed with the Tullow Oil Company and Heritages Oil Company, Gas Ltd and Dominion Petroreum limited which is presently enlisted in the London Stock Exchange for the exploitation, development and production of the oil. In the year 2008, the National Oil and Gas policy was brought in force as a legal instrument to direct the activities. This was followed with the tabling of the petroleum exploration. Development production and value addition bill of 2010 as part of the legal oil require. With all such development the relevant picked up the interest to undertake a study under the title “An Examination of the Legal Institutional and Social Aspects of Oil Exploration in Uganda”. This study fundamentally examines whether the legal and the institutional frame works available or trapped to be brought in force shall enable Uganda avoid the resources curse commonly known the ‘~Dutch Disease” and harmonize the social aspects through oil exploration production and development of the oil sector. Throughout this study the researcher employed numerous research techniques, methodologies and philosophies in a bid to collect relevant information for the research. All that was relived upon under the methodology of resource was fully expounded under Chapter One of the research where in, the researcher gave vi Information on the history & Uganda oil discoveries the related literature on oil production and exploitation among others. The research further expands Uganda’s history and background information In relation to oil exploration, the journey under taken and future Implication of oil exploration not only to the people who are predominantly Banyoro, But also the entire population of Uganda.
A thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Laws.
Oil Exploration, Examination, Institutional, Uganda