Archive for the ‘Uganda’ Category

Oil Envy In Uganda

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report looking at the skirmish over an oil field on the shores of Africa’s Lake Albert which highlights Big Oil’s intense interest in Uganda—a rising star of African energy.  As the article notes: “…The battle centers on the Ugandan assets of Heritage Oil PLC, a small U.K.-based explorer, […]

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Uganda’s Oil

Via The New York Times, some details on Uganda’s recent oil discovery.  As the article notes: “…The discovery of 800 million barrels of oil has been confirmed in Uganda by Tullow Oil, Europe’s largest independent oil producer. The find is valued at $50 billion — and it appears that’s just the start. In an interview […]

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African Investment: Driven by Terrain?

Via Stratfor (subscription required), an excellent analysis of how the rugged terrain of Sub-Saharan Africa prevents industrialization and modern infrastructure from taking hold and engenders chronic political instability. As a result, the article notes, most foreign investment goes to resource extraction, especially offshore projects protected from the disruptions that are rife on land: “…Foreign direct […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.