The CFK and Tullow Oil Scholarship Scheme:
Master Programme Scholarship at Makerere University, Kampala
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About The CFK
The Council for Frontiers of Knowledge (The CFK) is an international interdisciplinary world-class science and technology organization existing to lead the world in defining and developing global sustainable science and technology. Science and technology (S&T) must play a more cardinal role in sustainable development.The CFK aims to secure such a development through promotion of a new generation of African research leaders.The CFK’s primary goal is the development of research portfolios that are both formulated and driven by researchers in Africa, but importantly, it seeks to do this through initiation of partnerships with international research leaders from across the world. The CFK is dedicated to the acceleration of international links for researchers within Africa.What makes CFK special is its harnessing of a rich academic knowledge base in Africa to determine real local needs.
Objectives of The CFK
- To lead the world in defining and developing global sustainable science and technology and raising the challenge for greater participation.
- To develop scientific and research outputs which are relevant and aligned with emerging global priorities.
- To provide valid solutions to emerging and pressing global demands through world-class research.
- To encourage networking among international research and science organisations for quick transfer of human resource capacity and problem solving techniques, sharing familiarity and visibility globally.
- To promote the dissemination of research findings by researchers, the research system and non-governmental agencies to guide policy development, policy implementation and policy evaluation internationally.
- To advocate for investment into research and education as well as application to increase science and technology, knowledge production and use globally.
- To promote equal international competitiveness in attracting research funds, international and company collaborations and relevance in key strength areas.
- To support the development of strategies pertinent to the progression and dissemination of knowledge through groundbreaking research, teaching and extension services internationally.
- To enhance evidence-based, policy guided interventions globally.
- To become a one stop global centre for original and valid knowledge creation, application and use.
- To support the development of a global science and technology policy detailing priority research themes and criteria for rating research.
- To give systematic attention to the development of global creative scholarship in science and technology through a systematic knowledge system.
About Tullow Oil Tullow Oil - Oil and Service Companies
|Rank||Name||Market Cap ($US bn)||Country|
|3||Royal Dutch Shell||234.6||Netherlands|
Tullow Oil - Exploration and Production Companies
|Rank||Name||Market Cap ($US bn)||Country|
- 1985 - Tullow was founded by current CEO Aidan Heavey
- 1986 to 1989 - Senegal Licences signed
- 1987 Tullow listed its shares on the London and Irish Stock Exchanges
- 1990's - 8 countries | 89 employees | 79 mmboe reserves
- New countries were added throughout the decade with licences acquired in Bangladesh, India, Cote d'lvoire, Egypt and Romania
- 2001 - 8 countries | 128 employees | 70 mmboe reserves
- 2004 - 16 countries | 147 employees | 327 mmboe reserves
- The Group more than doubled in size, mainly as a result of the Energy Africa acquisition
- 2005 - 15 countries | 174 employees | 358 mmboe reserves | 188% reserves replacement | 58,450 boepd
- 2006 - 22 countries | 209 employees | 506 mmboe reserves replacement | 58% exploration success rate
- There were five oil discoveries in Uganda during 2006
- 2007 - 23 countries | 277 employees | 551 mmboe reserves | 56% exploration success rate
- The Group had a 56% exploration success rate with 9 discoveries out of 16 wells
- 2008 - 22 countries | 471 employees | 825 mmboe reserves | 77% exploration success rate
Tullow Oil plc – 2012
Tullow Oil plc – 2012 (Continued)
- 22 countries
- 100+ licences
- 67 producing fields
- 1,706 total workforce
- 79% exploration and appraisal success year-to-date (19 out of 24 wells)
- Approx. 1118 mmboe reserves
Tullow Oil in Uganda
- Licence acquired in Lake Albert Region in 2004 through Energy Africa acquisition
- Over 50 wells drilled to date with just 4 dry holes
- Entering Development and Production phase
Tullow Oil Scholarship Programme Two important driving forces to the funding of Master programs and Internships within Tullow Oil:
- Social responsibility to train local communities in which we operate.
- Future graduates for the workforce
The Council for the Frontiers of Knowledge (CFK) partnership
- CFK’s primary goal is the development of research portfolios that are both formulated and driven by researchers in Africa, but importantly, it seeks to do this through initiation of partnerships with international research leaders from across the world.
- CFK is dedicated to the acceleration of international links for researchers within Africa. The pressing practical needs of the African citizen demands no less. CFK aims to secure such a development through promotion of a new generation of African research leaders.
- What makes CFK special is its harnessing of a rich academic knowledge base in Africa to determine real local needs.
- This partnership with Tullow Oil focuses on international collaborative and mentoring opportunities for younger researchers in Africa.
- Tullow Oil has become Africa’s leading independent oil company.
- The oil and gas industry is long-term by nature, given the capital resources required and the many decades between successfully finding oil or gas and the useful life of a field or basin.
- Major projects in two new oil countries in Africa – Uganda and Ghana – have focused Tullow Oil’s attention on the need to create and share prosperity as these projects evolve and develop.
- For these reasons, Tullow Oil is partnered with the Council for Frontiers of Knowledge in order to contribute to the growth and strengthening of African science and engineering.
The perceived benefits of the programme are as follows:
- Development of local content at post graduate research level.
- Contributes and focus on in-country growth of oil and gas industry in Uganda.
- A mechanism to assist Makerere University reclaims its past “academic high mark”.
- A focused research into themes bringing obvious added value to Tullow.
- The research topics offer sustainability options beyond natural project life cycles.
- The scholars benefit from undertaking Masters Research that is overseen by a leading international organization in areas relevant to the industry in Uganda and beyond in the East African Rift, enhancing their opportunities for future employment.
- CFK Scholarships Selection and Evaluation Panel: A sub-committee of the CFK Board selects students to be awarded a scholarship to carry out a Masters degree at Makerere University.
- Following an award, regular reporting is required – annually, with a shorter quarterly report.
- In year 2 of the Masters, a collaborative visit overseas is foreseen, of up to 4 weeks duration, to either a CFK Board member, or another associated international expert.
- The CFK Scholarships Selection and Evaluation Panel liaises with Tullow Oil in regard to field trips; provides an annual consolidated report to Tullow Oil on all active scholarships; in conjunction with the CFK office in Kampala, maintains statistics and other performance data, and budgetary data and statistics.
- An annual meeting, as part of a scientific conference, is planned to be held in Kampala involving Scholarship holders and CFK Board members, and a meeting with Tullow Oil will take place during this meeting, with the aim of reporting and discussing progress.
- Financial Commitment
- University Fees,
- Living expenses,
- additional for research projects and field work if needed
- Short research projects focused on site-specific Tullow problems
- Research theme
- Support for software, training, etc.
- Visit will be supported in the second year of the 2-year Masters, to an overseas CFK Board member or some other leading international expert, for research mentoring and collaboration. A maximum of 4 weeks stay (in up to two travel periods), to one or more collaborating experts.
Tullow Oil Scholarships- List of 2012 projects
- Relationship between conventional and geophysical characterisation of the subsurface. A case study of the Albertine Region.
- Geochemical analysis of near surface sediments and oil seeps using hyper spectral analysis.
- Seismic hazard assessment of the Lake Albert region of Uganda.
- Environmental impacts of seismic surveys in the Lake Albertine region. Integrated geology and geophysics using shallow borehole drilling.
- Ground Deformation Monitoring of the Albertine Graben using InSAR. Case Study of Buliisa Exploration Area.
Tullow Oil Scholarships- students and lecturers Students:
- Robert Tumwesige - Master of Science in Civil Engineering
- Barnabas Bwambale - Master of Science in Civil Engineering
- John Mugisa - Master of Science in Chemistry
- Christine Ainabyona - Master of Science Environment and Natural Resources
- Atolere Prossy – Master of Science in Civil Engineering
|Dr. Anthony Gidudu||Professor Fionn Murtagh|
|Dr. Umaru Bagampadde||Professor Chris Bean|
|Dr. George Nyakairu||Professor John Walsh|
Council for Frontiers of Knowledge:
Tullow Oil Scholarships- students and Tullow Oil Mentors
Relationship between conventional and geophysical characterisation of the subsurface. A case study of the Albertine Region.
Robert Tumwesige – Conor Ryan
Geochemical analysis of near surface sediments and oil seeps using hyper spectral analysis.
John Mugisa – Ciaran Peyton
Seismic hazard assessment of the Lake Albert region of Uganda.
Barnabas Bwambale – Francesca Martini
Environmental impacts of seismic surveys in the Lake Albertine region. Integrated geology and geophysics using shallow borehole drilling.
Christine Ainabyona – Niamh O’Sullivan and Eloise Rogers
Ground Deformation Monitoring of the Albertine Graben using InSAR. A Case Study of Buliisa Exploration Area.
Atolere Prossy – Francesca Martini and Gareth O’Brien
- July 2012 – Thesis proposal due at MU and student defends the plan.
- Mid August 2012 – Proposal revision, then submit final to MU.
- Mid August – end November – Data gathering/field work/data analysis.
- November – December – Continued data analysis and thesis writing.
- December – Student submits “Intent to Submit Thesis to MU”.
- December – Feb. 28 – Continued data analysis and thesis writing.
- March 1, 2013 – High quality DRAFT of thesis to Tullow mentor for feedback.
- March 15, 2013 – Tullow mentor returns thesis draft with constructive comments/feedback.
- March 31, 2013 – Thesis goes to external review committee.
- May-July 2013 – Thesis is either rejected, approved, or approved with minor or major edits.
- August 2013 – Final thesis approval. Student has officially completed his/her MS studies. Copy of final thesis and letter of award also goes to Tullow.
- January 2014 – Formal graduation.
- Tullow Oil’s attention on the need to create and share prosperity as the projects in the different countries we operate evolve and develop.
- For this reason, Tullow Oil is partnered with the Council for Frontiers of Knowledge in order to contribute to the growth and strengthening of African science and engineering
- Get international recognized qualification for local communities in which we operate. Vital for local sustainability
- Access to students who will be the future Geoscience graduates
- Short research projects focused on site specific Tullow problems
- Get Development of local content at post graduate research level.
- In-country growth of oil and gas industry in Uganda.