Recently, Swala oil and gas agreed to buy 40 % stake in the Orca exploration subsidiary firm Pan African Energy. But the Tanzania TPDC hold back the planned $ 130 sales until it satisfied with a deal.
Pan African energy was the first gas producer in Tanzania started operated Songo Songo gas field for a decade.
Shell-previously BG drilled two offshore exploration wells but they found no petroleum resources. Shell drilled Kitanga-1 in Block 1 and Bunju-1 in Block 4. They found good geology but encountered no oil or gas.
Shell and its joint venture partners London-based Ophir energy and Sinagapore-based Pavilion energy, operates block 1 and block 4 offshore Tanzania and has discovered about 17 trillion cubic feet of gas in both blocks.
Meanwhile, the Norway-based firm partnered with Exxon Mobil has found 22 trillion cubic feet of natural gas solely in block 2 offshore Tanzania.
Shell, Statoil and their joint venture upstream partner plant to build $30billion Liquefied natural gas plant to cool and export gas to the international market.
On the other hand, Tanzanians onshore upstream filed are divided into three segment include:
- Songo Songo field has been operated by Canada- based orca exploration under its subsidiary Mauritius –based firm Pan African energy started produced gas in 2004.
- Mnazi Bay field started producing gas in 2015 operated by Pertamina-owned Maurel & Prom partnered with Alberta-based Wentworth Resources and the state-owned oil company Tanzaniapetroleum development corporation have a stake in the field.
- Also, Kiliwani North field started in 2016 operated by Uk-independent oil and gas exploration firm, partnered with Abu Dhabi-based RAK Gas, UK-based Solo Oil, %, Australia-based Bounty and Tanzania oil company TPDC.