National Petroleum Data Management for Africa Set for Uganda in April

Uganda will host a workshop on managing national petroleum data organised by Norway, under the Oil for Development (OfD) Programme which is currently active in 8 countries in Africa including; Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

The programme is different from country to country but there are also similarities due to common issues in all countries on development of petroleum resources. One of the important areas that all countries share, is management of the national petroleum data. The various countries are in different development phases, but many of the challenges can be related. Against this background, experience from one country is relevant to other countries.

This workshop, therefore provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other countries in Africa and to share challenges and achievements.

In various countries, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) are working on various programs including petroleum data management. The workshop will benefit from their participation by tying the experiences from one country to another.

Most of the presentations will be made by participating countries. Key challenges to be discussed include:

  • Naming conventions
  • Reference databases/information carriers
  • Production data
  • ICT/IT importance
  • Seismic data management
  • Well data management
  • Records and document management (RDM)

The National Petroleum Data Management for Africa will be Held in Uganda from 11th to 14th April, 2016.

Author: OilNews

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