Aminex, which owns 75% of the Ruvuma acreage that is host potentially to significant accumulations of g
A discovery can be plugged into the new gas pipeline.

Aminex plc (LON:AEX) said a drill rig has now been mobilised following the completion of civil works at the Ntorya-2 site in Tanzania.

Around 1.5km from Ntorya-1, the second well will target 153bn cubic (BCF) feet of gas.

Aminex, which owns 75% of the Ruvuma acreage that is host potentially to significant accumulations of gas, sees Ntorya-2 as a low risk appraisal project.

Work will begin late this quarter and is expected to take between 45 and 60 days.

Read:An Open Letter To Tanzanians Entrepreneurs  Who Want To Get High-Paying Clients In Tanzania’s In Oil and Gas

The original well, completed more than four years ago, flow tested at 20mln cubic feet of gas a day with 139 barrels of gas condensate.

Ntorya-2 well is being drilled into thicker part of the sand body located on the seismic data in 2014.

Aminex’s partner is fellow AIM explorer Solo Oil PLC (LON:SOLO).

The area in question lies just 20 kilometres from the Mtwara to Dar es Salaam gas pipeline which was commissioned in late 2015.

It is transporting gas from various fields, including the Kiliwani North Field, operated by Aminex and where Solo holds just over a 7% stake.

“Advancing the Ntorya appraisal and its commercialisation is now a key objective for Solo and we are pleased that rig mobilisation is now underway,” said Solo chairman Neil Ritson.

“The discovery of gas in high quality Cretaceous sandstone reservoirs in the onshore portion of the Ruvuma Basin represents very significant value and we look forward to confirmation of the spud date in due course.”

 If you have anything feel free to contact me at Hussein.boffu@Tanzaniapetroleum.com

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CGG has announced it has been awarded an extensive multi-client program by the Instituto Nacional de Petroleo/ Institute of National Petroleum of Mozambique  (INP) to acquire seismic data offshore Mozambique a multi-survey program designed to improve industry insight into the region’s geology and provide oil and gas companies with a greater level of understanding of the country’s prospectivity.

The program includes a 2D survey of over 6,550 km in the offshore Rovuma basin, including blocks R5-A, R5-B and R5-C, and a large 3D survey over the Beira High in the Zambezi Delta. The 3D survey is expected to be up to 40,000 km², subject to pre-commitment.

It will cover blocks Z5-C and Z5-D and surrounding open acreage in this deltaic area which is believed to be prospective.

CGG has also been awarded an onshore airborne gravity and magnetic survey in the Southern Mozambique Basin.

The proposed multi-client seismic program in the Mozambique Zambezi region will form part of a comprehensive, fully integrated geoscience package that will give participating companies a better overall understanding of the region.

Marine gravity and magnetic data will be acquired simultaneously with the seismic to aid regional interpretation.

The interpretive phase of the program will benefit from the full range of geoscience expertise from CGG’s Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir businesses including geological and remote sensing expertise from Robertson and NPA Satellite Mapping.

“As our first multi-client projects in Mozambique, these awards fit well with CGG’s long-term multi-client strategy to provide our clients with the most advanced understanding of the subsurface across the world’s key basins. The 5th License Round award process undertaken by the INP in 2015 saw a high level of interest in the Zambezi region and we believe our multi-client projects will highlight the exploration upside potential,” says Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG.


Oil and gas is the profitable business everybody can do in Tanzania. No matter you are working for someone else, you’re working on your own terms or graduate starting out. You have a great chance to make money in this industry.

Whether you’re human resources, accountants, security, engineer, journalist ,even you’re a food entrepreneur, regardless of your status or position, Tanzania’s oil and gas can offer you a rewarding business.

Why do I say this? Simple. Because Oil and gas sector is like the military that it requires services and people from different professions.

The oil and gas sector in Tanzania needs people who will supply food, they need vegetables, they need doctors, security and even computer programmer. They need logistics, manpower, IT services.And the good news is you might  have some  of these skills.

Sure, I believe that each of us has specific knowledge or skills. Each of us has something doing to make living .
And you can use all those knowledge you already know or understanding now and get paid in oil and gas.

Are you wondering how? don’t worry, This article shows you step by step to turn your knowledge into real oil and gas business.

I know what you are thinking now. You are feeling too small to enter the oil and gas business, you Ask yourself what if you start and your idea will fall off the ground. People will laugh you. But If you succeed? Everybody will congratulate you. Or you might believe that oil and gas business is not for you, is exclusive for ” big boys” with huge capital.

That’s untrue.I call this as FEAR , It holds back most of us from achieving great things. It reminded me an email I read about a guy who claiming to me that Oil and gas business is only for Arab and Asian Tanzanians because they have huge financial muscles.

You don’t need all the capital in the world to get started if you don’t have the money start small. If you passionate about the industry you can join the league of oil and gas business.

But never get me wrong. I’m not writing this to tell all people out there jump into oil and gas business. NO. But I want to ensure you do not miss out opportunities in this industry if you interested in.

Also, I want to show you how you can use your knowledge, expertise , or to expand your business into oil and gas.

The truth there some Tanzanians out there are school drop out but they make huge cash in this industry . Some farmers in Mtwara there are selling vegetables to oil and gas companies. Only you need to get into this industry is right information

So now let me show you how to use your knowledge or anything you already doing to make a transition in the oil and gas.

The first thing you can do now is to identify the problem you solve and the solution you offer. If you don’t know how ? Relax . It’s very simple

You should figure out what is your knowledge, skills, or business is doing for other people. In other words you should  focus on give solutions.

For example, if you are human resources ask yourself what is human resources do in the business or company .? Maybe you advertise job vacancies, Interview applicants and prepare job offer, So how does this impact the society out there? It helps people and society to get a job. So write down, that is your solutions.

Read:The Biggest Danger In Tanzania’s Oil and Gas And How To Turn It Into Money-Making Cake

So you can also help people to make a career in oil and gas and get paid by the oil and gas companies who are looking to employ Tanzanians.

If you are providing food services ask yourself what is the dishes you cook do for other people ?Maybe to empower people to lead healthier lives every day. Write down that is your solution.

If your journalists ask what is journalism for other people? The answer is pretty obvious. You help people to get the right information at the right time. That’s your solution.

Then you might consider to build a website, or publish magazines that you will interviews oil and gas expert in Tanzania, and share the latest news on oil and gas sector.

The same way if you are petroleum engineer ask what is petroleum engineer do in the business? Perhaps you would say you drill and extract of oil and gas. Then how people benefit from what you do ? it helps to provide power that help society function
If you are an event organizer finds out what is your event do for other people, Maybe you spread knowledge to the delegate. Now write down as a solution.
And figure the best way to host and oil and gas event in Tanzania

Now, we know all the solution we can contribute, so here is how we make money

Now go online, and look for the oil and gas companies operating in Tanzania, Now figure out the areas with their office in Tanzania.Visit offices and ask to talk to operational managers, as a local personnel, you have access to see them.
Once you meet them , demonstrate how you can add value to his business, communicate about the solution you can contribute to his business.
The simple truth is this industry want to help people in right way. Anybody can reach these oil companies and send a generic email like “ Hey I’m supplying great food services .

But you should give them actionable advice why they should buy your services, They look for a personal who can solve their problems, give value and keep business moving, the better you demonstrate your knowledge or services to them, the more you get hired to render the services.

So what is stopping you from making money in the oil and gas sector in Tanzania? Stop making excuses, stop leaving money on the table.

Your right time to start is today. If you wait until someday, you are delaying opportunities Go out there and make thing happen.

    I would love to hear your successful story, Call or write me at Hussein.Boffu@Tanzaniapetroleum.com I read all the emails



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Want to start a career in oil and gas sector in Tanzania? Or simply looking for oil and gas jobs?

Don’t worry. You’re not alone. In the next few minutes, you’ll learn to land a job in Tanzanian oil and gas sector even you’ve no experience and know matter where you come from.

Interviewed my friend Mark Lacour last month, for the first time for a long time. Mark he is American.

And he is Managing Director at Model point—an America based firm that helps organization to sell products and services into oil and gas.

Mark has tons of work experience. He knows the oil and gas sector inside out. I call him an oil and gas Guru.

And In this video, Mark will teach you the following
1. How do someone break into this industry without any experiences or connection
2. What is the job search advice you offer to Tanzanians
3. How can students and graduates get internship in this industry

4. So how do you forecast the future of oil and gas job in Tanzania?
5.A word of wisdom to Tanzanians who are interested in this sector


Enjoy the show!


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Are you looking to invest in Tanzania’s oil and gas sector? Or are you looking for a job in the industry?

Did you hear Tanzania plan to build liquefied natural gas  plant shortly? Off course you’ve. The simple truth is the major oil players in the world,  Shell,  Statoil, Exxon Mobil , Ophir Energy  in partnership with our state-owned oil companies stand to build  LNG plant at Linkong’o village in Lindi town, Southern part of Tanzania

But what are the potential employment  and business opportunities  will be available throughout the construction of the project? Who will offer you those opportunities? And what are criteria to be selected as supplier or contractor?

Don’t worry, In  the next few seconds, I’ll tackle those  questions for you

Why do I want you to know all  such things? In fact, it will enable you to plan for opportunities coming up. And takes advantages of opportunities during LNG plant construction.

Now, let dive in


Who will offer you Employment and Business opportunities

Here’s many people are misleading,  Most of  us think that LNG Tanzania will hire local business and manpower directly. But it does not work that way. Here’s how it works

LNG Tanzania → Main Contractor→ Implementation contractor →Subcontractor

LNG Tanzania hires main contractors. Main contractors are  the one’s manage the building of LNG plant. In this case, main contractors are:

  • BG-
  • Statoil
  • Ophir Energy
  • Exxon Mobil



In turn, main contractors will hire implementation contractors and subcontractors to help them construct the project.

Technically, Many local business opportunities will come in form of subcontracting . You’ll approach these implementation companies as service providers or supply them with relevant products  require to make the project done. The same way job seekers. Get in touch with contractors participating in a LNG plant construction project.


The Potential Jobs During Construction of LNG plant

In reality,  building LNG plant requires a large number of workers,  As Tanzania’s local content policy  promotes “Hire local first” approach. This is your best chance to land a job in the oil sector provided that you’ve LNG specific skills.

What if you don’t have LNG relevant skills? The answer is pretty obvious. Go out there and get LNG training. Here’s are list of jobs during construction  of the project.

  • Welders
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers
  • Specialized LNG operators
  • Transport truck Driver
  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Engineers (All)
  • Heavy Equipment Operator



For Suppliers and Service Providers

There are hundreds of products and service you can offer during  construction phase of LNG. But I’ll give you the most common one’s  I’ve seen work in  the real world



Security  Services LNG storage Tanks
Mechanical inspection Services Pipe
Temporary  and Permanent man power supply Fittings
Mechanical Inspection Services Valves
Civil Works Supply pump spares
Valve Maintainance Valves
Environment Assessment



How  to be Selected As  A Contractor or Supplier

  1. Here’s are important  criteria to be considered as service  providers
  2. Strong health, safety. Environment management
  3. Ability to deliver high quality products and services
  4. Strong business ethics
  5. Demonstrated Financial base
  6. Ability to  meet project requirements for delivery schedule
  7. You must be able to promote local business and local workforce


Want to do business in Tanzania’s oil and gas sector? Look to start oil business but you’ve limited capital?  You’re landed the right place. In today’s article I expose you 6 low-cost but profitable business model in the oil and gas sector in Tanzania.

In reality, all these business models are proven and work. And require little money to get started. While you are waiting for something big.

These are profitable models to earn money , widen your network and improve reputation. Your responsibilities are to pick that best fit your strength, hobbies, and interest and start right away.

so, let meet them one by one

1:Private Consulting
You’ll make reliable income by working with individuals who are interested in the oil and gas industry. People pay you for your expertise and time. If you add strong value to your consultees, you will get more referral and testimonials.

And you’ll attract more customers.As the many Tanzanians are looking to engage in this industry.

Consultation is the best way to build a reputation while you are waiting to make something else.To stand out in this model, focus on changing your customer’s lives and works.

Also Read:Low-cost-business-ideas-in-the-oil-and-gas-sector-in-Tanzania

2:Oil and Gas affiliate services
If you’ve limited capital to buy and sell products and services into oil and gas industry , affiliate services are the best way to earn money in Tanzania’s gas sector.

And here’s how it works. You introduce oil and gas products and services to Tanzanian consumers or operating companies in Tanzania.

If it happens they make a purchase as a result of your introduction you get a commission as Thank you. The commission rates depend on your agreement and responsibilities
As the oil and gas industry is booming right now. In my opinion this is the business model to go . Many International individuals and oil and gas companies are coming in to expand their business in Tanzania.

They want to increase sales and selling their products and services. As a local individual, you will be making money representing the interest of such foreign companies in Tanzania.You will either market or selling oil field tools, products equipment, and services.They will offer a monetary reward.

3: Organize Oil and Gas Paid Live Event
Hosting oil and gas event is your best chance of making some real money from the oil and gas sector in Tanzania. But it needs a lot more preparation. But you can sell more tickets if you do it in the right way. Your event is like any products.

First ,know your audience and find out what they really want. Create content that fixes the problem your audience have. So find out what are Tanzanians struggling about the oil and gas industry .And your event should be the solution they looking for.

4:Oil and gas information entrepreneurship.
Money in this model is endless. You create books, online course relating to oil and gas sector. The best part is, the cost for creating information products like the book is pretty cheap. A book that you create for $15 you might sell it of $ 60. Remaining with $ 45 in a pocket as profit for just only one book.

       Tips to succeed in this model.
Write timeless topics. For example, if you create a book that just explain opportunities in Uganda-Tanzania pipeline. You’ll never make it in the future. After 6years people might not be interesting on buying it. Why ? Because petroleum pipeline project would be completed, And there’ll be little or no opportunities at all.

5:Oil and Gas Research
Your duties would be doing research for individuals or companies. In Tanzania data is the biggest obstacles that holding back many investors. you should oil and gas marketing research for people who want to enter Tanzanian oil and gas sector. People are paying you for saving their times.

6:Oil and Gas Mass Media
The idea here’s you introduce an oil and gas radio or television show, oil and gas magazines. The demand for this business is very huge. As you engage the community in Tanzania’s gas sector you’ll attract more viewership in your radio or television show. You’ll make money from oil and gas companies who want to put their advertisement in your show or magazine. The best part is oil companies have a huge advertising budget .

So what’s stopping you from making money in the oil and gas sector?

Choose the model you’re interesting in and go out there to make it happen. Do it now. You’ll thank me later.
If you’re interested in any of the above model and you find hard to implement. I’m here to help. And We can work together . So call.write or email me through

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Have you ever imagine what would be like if you know all the International oil and gas companies operating in Tanzania? The answer is pretty simple.It will be easier for you to look for jobs.

And you will be aware of the companies you should approach for business purpose .Why do I say this? Because Tanzania’s local content policy  requires these foreign companies operating in Tanzania to give top consideration to the local workforce and business.

So if you know these oil and gas companies. and you approach them wisely, you stand much chance to enter this industry as an employee or a businessman.

But before we get down to it. Let us explain you some definition of terms.

Operator is the company that is legally authorized to search for, drill and extract oil and gas that are found ( contracting part with government and TPDC in a production sharing agreement or equivalent)

Block is the large area of land where the government is award oil and gas companies to explore, drill and extract oil and gas

Partners – Companies that join to find, extract and market oil and natural gas


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A few days ago  I talked to Dr. Osman Farag. He is an Egyptian and Managing Dricetor at DoubleOil Services Company. He has Ph.D. in Production Engineering(Artificial lift) Masters in  Reservoir Engineering and Bachelor of science in Petroleum Engineering.

Most importantly, he  has more than 23-year experience in oil&gas industry mainly in Production Technology, with good experience in Artificial Lift, especially ESP, GL & JP.

I gave him a polite request to share his knowledge with you about the oil and gas sector in Tanzania. Why? Because I imagined you want to  work or  doing business in this industry. And  In fact, you can’t enter the sector you don’t know. You must have at least overview of the Tanzania’s upstream oil and gas sector.  Thankfully, He agreed . And here’s  the paper he wrote  to enlighten you about this rewarding industry.

So grab yourself a copy

Click here to download  (Tanzania Oil sector Over view. )





Energy Boardroom recently releases a new report on the Oil and Gas sector in Tanzania, ‘Inside Oil & Gas Tanzania’.

Huge 55tcf gas discoveries have turned Tanzania from what was once an oft overlooked backwater in terms of hydrocarbons investment into one of the hottest properties in global energy. Multinationals are now jostling for position to capitalize on the wealth of opportunities in the country.

The report is an authoritative and up-to-date assessment of the major sector in this strategically important oil and gas producing country. Themes covered include

  • Tanzania in East Africa

Neighboring Mozambique and Kenya also possess the potential to develop into regional energy heavyweights. We assess Tanzania’s strengths and weaknesses compared to its East African neighbors and the importance of the contract to transport landlocked Uganda’s oil to the coast.

  • LNG: A Game Changer?

After years of bureaucratic delays, Tanzania is finally poised to build an LNG plant in the Southern port of Lindi and begin to capitalize on its gas reserves through export to international markets. We take a detailed look at this project and its potential to transform Tanzania.

  • Regulatory Reform

2015 was a big year for Tanzanian oil and gas, with the election of President John Magufuli and the roll-out of the Tanzania Petroleum Act. We assess the impact of Magufuli’s early tenure on the industry and introduce the reformed constellation of actors created by the new legislation.

  • The Big Scramble

Our in-depth cover story, ‘Braced for the Big Scramble’ examines the international oil and gas operators, large and small, making moves in Tanzanian oil and gas. We look at their respective strategies, successes, and failures, to paint a detailed picture of the opportunities in Tanzania.

Energy Boardroom‘s Tanzania Oil & Gas Report features in-depth interviews with:

  • James Mataragio, TPDC
  • Jamidu Katima, EWURA
  • Øystein Michelsen, Statoil
  • Neil Ritson, Solo Oil
  • Salim Bashir, KPMG


“We have, to date, barely explored half of the country, yet from what we have witnessed so far, the potential is absolutely enormous”

  • James Mataragio, TPDC

“We are witnessing the dawn of a brave new economic trajectory for our country. There is much to be optimistic about. The future of the Tanzanian oil and gas industry is unquestionably bright!”

  • Jamidu Katima, EWURA

“[The LNG plant project in Lindi] is emblematic of the dawning of a new era in East African gas and of the resolve to make Tanzania an important player in the gas space.”

  • Øystein Michelsen, Statoil

“There’s a real race underway to become Africa’s newest LNG exporter and each side is on the lookout for any possible advantage they can gain.”

  • Ronke Luke, Oilprice


Download the report at http://www.energyboardroom.com/oil_and_gas_report/tanzania-inside-oil-gas-report and visit energyboardroom.com for up-to-date reports, news, articles, interviews, and facts and figures from a wide range of global oil and gas markets.

SOURCE Energyboardroom