March 16, 2016

The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has provided a revised work schedule in the  Kiliwani North license and informed the operator Aminex that the commissioning of the Songo Songo Island gas plant is expected to commence in early April.

Aminex which concluded the final well integrity testing of the Kiliwani North-1 well (KN-1)  says the well recorded a high tubing pressure reading relative to the other producing wells on Songo Songo Island.

 

Following the results a wellhead control panel has been installed and all work required by the Company prior to gas production will shortly be complete.

 

TPDC adds that during the commissioning progra...

March 8, 2016

Months after the Kenyan and Ugandan president reached a deal to have the pipeline go through northern Kenya to the Kenyan coast the pronouncement has been thrown into a spin with Museveni’s visit to Tanzania to discuss about the southern route.

Already a number of media sources have come out to say that the two East African presidents agreed on the southern route through Tanzania to the port of Tanga.

The southern route which would total 1100 kilometers (approx. 700 miles) is much shorter than the 1500 kilometres long Uganda’s oil fields to the Kenyan port of Lamu on the Indian Ocean routes.

 

 

This development could be a big blow to Kenya and the Lamu Por...

March 1, 2016

A new independent RPS Energy Canada Ltd. Calgary, Canada on behalf of Maurel et Prom (Operator) and Wentworth Resources has increased the (2P) reserves increased by 20%.

According to JV partner Wentworth Resources the results follow favourable data from the MB-4 well drilled during 2015 and which was drilled to a total depth of 2,788 meters penetrating the Miocene gas reservoirs with net pay of 24 meters (Upper Mnazi Bay) and 43 meters (Lower Mnazi Bay) for a total net pay of 67 meters.

 

 

Wentworth says the Reserves Report, further demonstrates the quality of the Company’s assets in Tanzania with the existing reserves providing a solid foundation to grow...

February 17, 2016

 

Tanzania's oil importers are seeking 209,019 tonnes of oil products for delivery in April, a tender document showed on Tuesday.

 

The Petroleum Importation Coordinator, which coordinates bulk procurement of oil products on behalf of oil marketing companies in Tanzania, is seeking 73,685 tonnes of gasoline, 121,998 tonnes of 50 ppm sulphur gasoil, 12,236 tonnes of jet fuel and 1,100 tonnes of kerosene.

 

The cargoes are to be delivered into Kurasini Oil Jetty in Dar es Salaam, Tanga port and the country's single point mooring system in Dar es Salaam.

The tender closes on Feb. 25.

 

 

Details of tender:

 

Date Product Volume (tonnes) Port

April 2-4 Gasoline 33,000...

February 16, 2016

 

The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation has announced that it will invest in a fertilizer plant to be set Kilwa division Lindi district German investors Ferostaal Industrial Project GmbH at a cost of $1.9 billion.

 

TPDC says it is the government’s plan to support companies investments in the extractive sector with the plant expected to produce 3850 tonnes of fertilizer daily.

According to TPDC Director for Production, Processing, Transport and delivery of natural gas  Dr. Wellington Hudson who met representatives from Kilwa, Lindi  the joint venture will utilize 104 million cubic feet daily and will produce two types of fertilizer namely ammonia...

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