Uganda

PRE-CONFERENCE FIELD EXCURSION

CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ALBERTINE GRABEN, UGANDA

Dates: 4th - 06th MAY 2019


Day 1

(4th May 2019):    KAISO-TONYA GEOLOGY AND DISCOVERIES


Delegates will leave Entebbe for Hoima town located in the central part of the Albertine Graben. The first day will be spent in the Kaiso-Tonya area. Kaiso-Tonya lies in a faulted large-scale relay ramp (synthetic transfer zone) formed by overlapping synthetic boundary faults controlling the southern and northern Lake Albert depocenters. The area at the same time is an accommodation zone. Between these two major faults lies other three sets of faults that have accommodated the associated stresses trending E-W, NE-SW and in the N-S directions. Kaiso-Tonya geology has been divided into four Formations namely; Nkondo, Warwire, Sebugoro and Kaiso.


•    Stop 1 will be made at Kabaale Industrial Park to discuss the refinery and basin wide developments of the discovered resources in Albertine Graben.
•    Stops 2 & 3 will be made in the Nzizi and Mputa fields in Kaiso-Tonya. Mputa discovery is important to the Albertine Graben and the EARS as it was the first commercial oil discovery in East Africa.
•    Stop 4 will be made to discuss the Kabyosi oil seep.

 

Figure 1: Kaiso-Tonya structural setting and geology

Day 2

(5th May 2019): BULIISA-WANSEKO GEOLOGY AND DISCOVERIES

Stops 1–2: Petroleum exploration operations in Butiaba-Wanseko area
•    Stop 1: The team will drive from Hoima town and make a stopover at the top of the escarpment to study the geometry of Northern Lake Albert basin, view the Waki dome and its associated rift margin prospects.
•    Stop 2: A stop at Kasamene-1 crude bitutainer will be made.  Kasamene field is estimated to hold a STOIIP of over 300mboe. Three wells have been drilled with Kasamene-1 flowing a cumulative flow rate of 3,550bopd on testing. Similar sands of properties of the Victoria Nile Delta play have been encountered in the Kasamene-2, 3 and other wells in this part of the Albertine Graben. The fields in this area were appraised by extensive drilling, acquisition of both 2D and 3D seismic data and Extended Well Testing (EWT) before submitting Field Development Plans to Government.
 

Figure 2: Drill Stem Testing at Kasamene (right) and well log section (left)


Boat ride on the Victoria Nile. Participants will take a boat ride in the late afternoon on the Victoria Nile to see the Paraa seep and the bottom of Murchison falls.  From the boat, reservoir quality sandstone exposures will be seen along the riverbanks and the Paraa oil seep on the surface of Victoria Nile.
 

Figure 3: Nyamsika sandstone exposure on the banks of the Victoria Nile (Left) and oil film on the Victoria Nile (Right)

Day 3

(6th May 2019): GAME DRIVE IN MURCHISON PARK & RETURN TO ENTEBBE

Participants will have a game drive through the Murchison Falls National Park early in the morning before returning to Entebbe via Masindi, in preparation for the conference in Mombasa, Kenya.
 

Figure 5: Some of the attractions of the Murchison Falls National Park

 

Figure 8: Central Albertine graben field trip route

 

Fees

USD 900 per person

Cost includes transport, accommodation, meals and park fees.

Delegates should also ensure that they come with the appropriate field gear e.g. field boots.

 

For more information contact:

Tonny Sserubiri

Ag. Principal Geologist/Reservoir

Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Department

21-29 Johnstone Road.
P.O. Box 9,
Entebbe, Uganda

Office: +256 414 320714

Fax: +256 414 320437

Mobile: +256 781163590/703463009
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