The United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation


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Exploration History

Tanzania has been intermittently explored over the last 60 years. Most of the multinational petroleum companies were represented in the area, at one time or another. Significant gas discoveries were made at Songo Song, Mnazi Bay and in the southern deepsea basin opposite Ruvuma. More than 50 exploration wells and development wells have been drilled providing vital geological information of the subsurface and potential for hydrocarbons. The cumulative seismic coverage in public domain is approximately 100,000 km; 70,000 km offshore and 30,000 km onshore, including theinterior rift basins. About 15,000 square km of 3D seismic data has been acquired in the offshore areas.

Exploration Time line and Phases