People & Communities

People & Communities

People and communities Featured

We are and oil and gas company. United’s business model is to hold assets within the oil and gas life cycle to deliver value for the shareholders. 

We contribute to host country development goals, and access to affordable energy and supporting our colleagues and the local communities where we have business activities.

Our people

We are a relatively small organisation. We are an equal opportunity employer promoting diversity and treating all employees with respect and fairness.

We are committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination where diversity is valued and to ensuring that we consult and engage with our employees.

Our employees have a diverse range of skill sets, backgrounds and expertise which help deliver our strategy. We have in house commercial, finance, and technical team.



(excluding non-executive directors)

Training and development of employees in Egypt



Training and Education Fund in Jamaica



Local capability building

We are committed to providing meaningful opportunities for technical co-operation, training and capability building in host countries. All our licence agreements include a high degree of local content, which commits us to hire locally where possible and provide training to develop new skills

Community and social investment

Our social investments have been based on the needs of the local communities where we have licences.

In 2022 United supported a number of social programmes in Egypt:

  • Capacity Building Sponsor at the Upstream Technical Convention in Egypt; and
  • The Al Amal Mentoring Programme Sponsorship supporting 40 students to find jobs in international oil companies.
In addition to this the Joint Venture partners in Egypt contribute to a social investment fund. In 2022 projects focussing on youth education, development and empowerment were supported. 
Read more in the 2022 Corporate responsibility report

Our country manager in Egypt, identified that social investment into projects focusing on Health and Education would be most beneficial to the local community

Case Study


Al Amal

Al Amal (meaning hope) has been established for 14 years and has a yearly cohort of about 40 students, 30-40% of which are women. The programme consists of workshops and sessions over a number of months with an aim to provide Egypt’s future geoscientists the support to improve their skills to qualify them to meet the requirements of today’s petroleum industry. Several technical topics were presented by key professionals and experts.

Students on the Al Amal mentorship programme.

In addition to this the Joint Venture partners in Egypt contribute to a social investment fund. In 2022 projects focussing on youth education, development and empowerment were supported.

Sponsorship of the Energy4Her event 

The event aims to highlight the impact of women’s inclusion and empowerment in the oil and gas sector and provides them with an opportunity to connect with female leaders to learn from their expertise and experience. There were over 50 participants and over 200 hours of learning/ workshops were provided.


Sponsorship of the Engery4me programme

As a part of Energy4me programme, the school visits program aimed to increase awareness of renewable resources of energy and spread the awareness of environmental preservation for a better future. Students were given information on how to invest in their soft skills such as communication, presentation, language learning, and teamwork.