Development of the deep-water gas has the potential to transform Tanzania with the job opportunities it will create for Tanzanians, the gas it will provide to power the country’s industrialization and the revenues the Government will get from the project. There is more than enough gas for own consumption in country for current and future use for both power and use in industries as well as selling to global LNG market that is projected to grow vastly in the next 20 years. In order to make this development a reality, the Government and investors must continue to work hand in hand and act quickly to capture this opportunity and ensure that the project is cost competitive and has a stable and predictable regulatory regime

Shell Tanzania

Shell Exploration and Production Tanzania Limited

When Shell Plc (Shell) acquired BG Group and assumed ownership of BG’s assets in February 2016, the opportunity arose for Shell to monetize the resources discovered offshore Tanzania. Shell’s presence in Tanzania began in the late 1930s with minimal exploration activities. Shell came back to Tanzania after a BG Shell combination in 2016 and became the operator of two offshore blocks, Block 1 and Block 4, together with its partners Medco Energi (Ophir Energy) and Pavilion Energy.

After extensive exploration activities in the two blocks, significant deep-water gas discoveries, sufficient to support a multi-train land-based LNG project, have been made.

  • 22 exploration and appraisal wells drilled (over 90% success rate).
  • 16 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF) of natural gas discovered
  • Fields are located 100 km from the shoreline
  • Over 4.5 Trillion Tshs ($2 billion)

Shell Exploration and Production Tanzania Limited with its partners are currently working with the Government of Tanzania on cost-competitive development options for the Tanzania Gas and LNG project and establishment of the commercial framework for the project. The project is currently focused on selecting the optimal integrated upstream and liquefied natural gas project. The Tanzania LNG project is at a stage where detailed planning and multiple agreements need to be agreed upon between the International Gas companies (IOCs) and the Government.

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