March 30, 2016


Tanzania has joined Kenya and Uganda in the search for a least cost option for a pipeline that will take crude oil from East Africa to export markets and allow its natural gas to be exported to neighbouring countries.


After fact-finding missions last week to the competing ports of Lamu, Mombasa and Tanga, technical teams went back to the drawing board to look for an optimum solution that also ensures the strategic interests of the three countries are accommodated.


Their findings are expected to form the basis of discussions first at a meeting between Tanzania and Kenya to be held in Nairobi on Tuesday, March 29, where Tanzania has been invited after i...

March 16, 2016

Tanzania through its ministry of energy and minerals has called for credentials from oil and gas professionals in a move it says will ensure they are utilized in the relevant fields for the development of the country.



The ministry in the advertisement says the discoveries of natural gas in the deep water and expansion of oil exploration activities has led to a need to develop Oil and Gas Professionals Data Base (OGPDB) to act as a tool for employment opportunities search.

The move it says has resulted from a shortfall in human capital supply largely due to the newness of the subsector in the economy.


This move is on top of the already ongoing Capacity...

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 1, 2016

Africa Oil Corp.  has report that it has completed the previously announced farmout with Maersk Olie og Gas A/S (Maersk Oil) related to the South Omo and Rift Basin Blocks in Ethiopia.


At completion of the Ethiopian farmout, Africa Oil received a payment of US$12.8 million from Maersk Oil.


The resulting interests in each of Africa Oil’s Ethiopian blocks are as follows:


Ethiopia Rift BasinAfrica Oil – 25%*Maersk Oil – 25%Marathon – 50%

Ethiopia South OmoAfrica Oil – 15%Maersk Oil – 15%Tullow – 50%*Marathon – 20%

*denotes Operator


Keith Hill, Africa Oil’s CEO commented, “We are very pleased to have completed our farmout to Maersk Oil. We fee...

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...

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