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Want business in the oil and gas? Wondering where to put money in Tanzania’s gas?

Are you uncertain how to profit from the oil and gas business in Tanzania?

  Does capital keep you down to start the gas business?

If the response to any of the above inquiry is Yes, then wipe away your tears.

Yes, you can say that again “ I WIPE AWAY MY TEARS”

As I point you to the 1o best deals to build wealth from oil and gas in Tanzania.

Let’s face them
1.Oil and Gas Writing
If you passionate about writing. This is the business for you to profit. You can make money writing  oil and gas article for the Local newspapers, and oil and gas start-up .

Fortunately, Tanzania’s magazine pay Tsh 30,000- 50,000 per articles within 30 days of publication. If you write 4 article you earn Tsh 50,000 × 4 =Tsh200,000.

But if you’re fast enough to craft 10 article . You make Tsh 50,000×10 = Tsh500,000.

The amount you make doesn’t matter . But is the peace of mind no bosses around. You get out the bed in the morning any time you like.

You make some tea. You grab your laptop. You settle in on the couch and start your work in your pajamas.

You ‘re own boss. So nobody gets tells you what to wear. Above all, every article you write transforms somebody’s life.
2:Oil and Gas pipeline security business.
We do love when transport gas from Mtwara to Dar es salaam.

And I am thrilled with government strategy to run the oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania .

Do you know why? Because the pipeline must be protected from the attack and leakage.

And is the point you make massive income when you protect pipeline  from threat with security experts. You should hire local communities live near  the pipeline passes.

Read:3:Reasons why you must Invest In Tanzania’s gas

3:Sell Oil and gas equipment
Oil and gas involve in searching for and drilling oil and gas need a broad range of equipment and machine.

So supplying drilling bits, Casing pipes. Drilling string you stand much chance of reaping good profit

4:Buy oil and gas company stock
Is the cool way to make living in Tanzania’s gas as the oil companies sell a share in the stock market.

Oil share is costly and in higher demand. But set a call to a broker will give you a road map for reaching your desire.

5:Oil and Gas Consultancy services

Do you like to meet new people? Have good communication skills and oil and gas training? Then you ought to consider helping people in key issue related oil and gas sector.

The funny thing is this, even without capital yet, you can still start this business at home mom and sell your insight to millions.

6:Developing Oil and Gas software and application
If you love computer programming(coding). Start building and sell software that best fit the oil business.

Do you capable of building software that helps oil and gas operation run safer? If yes, act now and make millions from gas market.

7:Oil and gas cleaning and food services
The biggest portion of Tanzania’s gas is on the deep sea. And many rigs and ships tend to be used in developing natural gas.

Such installations have people who need food stuff and live in clean places.

You make huge cash when you offer cleaning and food service to the oil and gas companies.

8:Run Petroleum Radio/Tv Show.
To raise awareness. We must inform Tanzanians about oil and gas industry. Launch your radio /Tv show that address a key issue in Tanzanian gas.

And you make money from oil and gas players who want to advertise their products and services .

9. Launch Lubrication Oil
Is the lucrative business in Tanzania. The market for this business is huge as the vehicle owners and factories are in serious interest in.

To help their equipment and operation run smoothly. Engine Oil, Automatic transmission fluid, Break fluid and greases are top selling products in lubricant market.

Also Read: The Ultimste Guide To Starat Lubricant  Oil Business In Tanzania

10. Start petroleum product transportation
Your job is transporting diesel, petrol kerosene to the various petrol station across the country. And you need to go into this business are: truck, drivers , and the permit from Ewura .

Discover the Oil and Gas business In Tanzania?
It’s Your best Chance to make some real money from Tanzania’s gas .

And it’s not hard as it looks. So what are you waiting for?

Now go out there and make it happen.

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Many people want to take part in Tanzanian oil and gas sectors, Tanzanians are eyeing oil and gas jobs, some part are eager doing oil and business. The journalist wants to write about oil and gas sector.

However before you look for opportunities in oil and gas sector there are some essential details to know about oil and gas sector.

Toward the end of this article, you would have superior compression of where to work or to offer products and solutions in oil and gas sector.
And All are down this

Big Four

Oil and gas industry compose of 4 segments notably upstream, midstream downstream, and service

1:Upstream companies include of procedure of getting oil from the ground also know as production and exploration stages

Upstream involves the following process:

  • Searching and discovering oil and gas reserves
  • Digging of holes(wells)
  • Operation the wells
  • Pulling out the oil and gas to the surface

2:Midstream  companies represents the transportation of crude oil and gas from one location to another. Consider things like pipeline, Tankers, Truck, boat etc

3:Downstream operators, they process crude oil and natural gas into finished products that to be used by the consumer, also, they engage in selling and marketing of oil products such as diesel kerosene, gasoline petrol and so on. it comprises petrochemical plants, oil refineries, plastics and fertilizer

4:Service companies they don’t engage in any oil and gas operations but they have manpower, expertise, and technology to serve oil and gas industry

Oil and gas sector is global and not international
Most people mix up these two circumstances when it comes to oil and gas sectors, In clarifying this when you go an office of Statoil office in Dar Es Salaam the people perform there are Tanzanians, then if you go an office Statoil in Norway the people work there are Norwegians
The same way if you go an office of Statoil in Nigeria the people work there are Nigerians

Oil and Gas language
You know why I love petroleum industry? Because of existing terminology used in this field
You will be amazing! Here’re some of them

Tree: When you hear the word tree your first thought goes into an area where birds and other animal lives. But this is deferent in oil and gas sector. Tree or Christmas tree it gives control of well during production of oil and gas

Super Major– These are oil companies engage in upstream, midstream downstream and services activities, As I am writing this article there are on 4 super majors in the world, including TOTAL, SHELL, BP, CHEVRON,  and  EXXONMOBIL

NOC- short for national Oil Company, is the oil and gas company owned by the host country. For example, in Tanzania Petroleum development corporation(TPDC) is NOC, If you go United Arab Emirates ADNOC is NOC

Final Thought
These are primary details to put into concept if you consider opportunities in oil and gas industry.
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Drop your comments below or reach me through Hussein.Boffu@tanzaniapetroleum.com or 0655 37 65 43 /0689 95 57 11

Workers are transferred via a 'Frog' basket from the tugboat Bourbon Auroch, operated by Bourbon SA, onto the deck of the Agbami floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), operated by Chevron Corp., in the Agbami deepwater oilfield in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Nigeria plans to review agreements for deep offshore oil production to seek more favorable terms in line with the latest industry standards, state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. said. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

 As drought continues to cripple its hydropower plants, Tanzania is struggling to produce enough electricity — and is moving towards using more fossil fuels to make up the shortfall.

Hydropower plants normally produce about 35% of Tanzania’s electricity needs, with gas and oil plants making up most of the difference.

But as demand grows and water shortages hit hydropower production, Tanesco — the state-run power utility firm — is investing in more fossil fuel plants to maintain its electricity supply.

In October the east African nation was forced to shut down its main hydropower facility for nearly a month because the water level was too low to run the turbines, officials said.

In December, the country’s hydropower plants, which can produce as much as 561 megawatts of power, generated only 110MW, according to Tanesco.

“The main challenge we have been facing is overreliance on hydropower as the major source of electricity, which is hard to maintain due to unpredictable weather,” said Tanesco’s managing director Felchesmi Mramba in an interview.

Solar and wind untapped

While Tanzania has significant untapped renewable energy potential from sources such as geothermal, solar and wind, the government has mostly failed to tap this potential as an alternative to hydropower, said University of Dar es Salaam Institute of Resource Assessment climate change expert Agnes Mwakaje.

However, Tanzania’s minister for energy and minerals Sospeter Muhongo said the government is keen to invest in alternative power production, including using wind and solar, to meet the hydropower shortfall and give hydropower dams time to refill.

Mtera and Kidatu hydropower dams on the Great Ruaha River at one point shut down for three weeks because water levels fell below the minimum required, officials said.

“The water level in most of our hydropower dams is not sufficient to generate electricity, yet there’s nothing we can do other than waiting for the rains to come,” Mr Mramba told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The hydropower shortfalls have led Tanesco to suffer losses of about 500 million Tanzanian shillings ($230,000) daily, Mr Mramba said.

In an effort to find a more reliable mix of energy sources, Tanesco is now building more gas-fired power plants, and looking at other renewable energy sources to supply the national grid.

“We are hoping to reduce hydropower dependence to 15% once our gas-fired plants become fully operational,” Mr Mramba said. According to Tanesco, gas power plants could provide 60% of the country’s electricity needs.

Tanzania’s government last year launched an electricity supply “roadmap” that aims to boost generating capacity from about 1,590MW today to 10,800MW in a decade, largely by building more gas and coal power plants.

Analysts say diversifying power sources is crucial to avoiding shortages like that caused by the current drought.

“Tanesco must use an energy mix in the order of priority to include natural gas, coal, hydro and renewables if it has to make electricity generation sustainable,” said an economics professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Haji Semboja.

“Natural gas can keep electricity flowing when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind fails to blow. You can switch it on and off pretty quickly,” he said.

Tanzania might also consider importing electricity from large-scale hydropower projects in Ethiopia, Mr Muhongo said.

Dirty but cheap

Although Tanzania has for many years depended on hydropower, the country’s electricity generation has moved increasingly towards gas over the last decade after off-shore gas deposits were discovered near Mtwara on the southeast coast.

Today, oil and gas facilities account for 63% of the country’s power generating capacity, compared to 36% for hydropower, the government said.

Tanzania has more than 58-trillion cubic feet of gas, equivalent to 9.2-billion barrels of oil, according to the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. The country also has 1.9-billion tons of coal that could be used to generate electricity, the ministry said.

Ministry officials say that Tanzania, facing power shortages, should consider increasing its use of coal to produce electricity, even though burning coal is a major driver of climate change.

“It is the dirtiest but cheapest source of energy. Many countries are still producing their electricity almost entirely from coal. So why not Tanzania?” asked Ministry of Energy and Minerals commissioner for petroleum and energy Hosea Mbise.

But the government is also planning to use some solar, wind and geothermal power in its energy mix. A $132-million, 50MW wind facility is being built, Mr Mbise said, and the country hopes to win funding from the African Development Bank to develop geothermal plants.

About 36% of Tanzanians have access to electricity, and only 7% of those are in rural areas, according to the ministry. It said demand for electricity is growing by between 10% and 15% a year.

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Kenya has shrugged off fears over a decision by neighbouring Uganda to consider building a crude oil pipeline through Tanzania.

Kenya brushed aside concerns that Uganda’s plan, if it proves cheaper than the alternatives, would scuttle its infrastructural plans for its own oil pipeline.

Acting Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia told the Nation on Wednesday that while Kenya is “keenly keeping a close watch on the unfolding events in Uganda”, it would go ahead with its own infrastructural plans “undeterred”.

“We are going according to our own plans. Nothing has changed,” said Mr Macharia in Nairobi.

Last month, it emerged that Kenya’s prospects of a crude oil pipeline through Hoima-Lokichar-Lamu could be crushed after Uganda signed an agreement with Tanzania to explore the Tanga route.

Uganda, Tanzania, the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation and Total E&P Uganda signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlining new pipeline arrangements.

The MoU also invited other interested parties, such as Kenya, to assess and develop the Tanga route, creating a base for developing a crude export pipeline from Hoima to Tanzania’s Tanga port.

If Uganda goes ahead to construct the pipeline through Tanzania, it will deal a major blow to Kenya’s Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport corridor (Lapsset) project.

“We are simply evaluating the least-cost pipeline route through the East African coast, our plans focus on ensuring our crude oil has value,” Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Permanent Secretary Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa was quoted as saying in Ugandan media.

But in Nairobi, Mr Macharia said while Kenya was keenly awaiting the decision from planned talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on the way forward, Kenya’s plans would not be derailed.

“In the last summit which was a few weeks ago, the matter was discussed and what was decided was that the two head of states (Mr Uhuru and Mr Museveni) would hold bilateral talks and chart the way forward.

“Either way we are looking into options which will protect our national interests. There is no cause for concern,” said Mr Macharia.

During his presidential visit to Uganda in August, President Kenyatta said Kenya and Uganda had settled on the northern route for the Sh400 billion crude oil pipeline that would transport oil from Albertine to Lokichar in Turkana County.

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India is reportedly seeking close cooperation with countries in Africa, home to some of the large resources, to meet its energy and downstream industries’ requirements.

To explore opportunities in the sector, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas, along with senior officials of MoPNG and senior executives of public sector oil & gas companies, met government representatives of African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Sudan, Algeria and Gabon during the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit.

According to MoPNG officials, India is keen to intensify its hydrocarbon cooperation with the African countries in upstream, midstream and downstream areas. Pradhan stressed upon the potential to graduate to an energy partnership between India and the African nations.

In an another event, Pradhan had accompanied Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his bilateral meetings with African countries such as Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Gabon, Mozambique, Tanzania and Angola.

It may be noted that India imports about 33 million metric tonne (MMT) crude oil from Africa, which constitutes 18 percent of the country’s total crude import.

Indian public sector oil and gas companies have invested about $ 8 billion in oil & gas assets in Mozambique, Sudan and South Sudan. Engineers India Ltd (EIL) has been associated with refining sector in several countries as well.

To further give a push to cooperation in oil and gas sector, the government has decided to organise the 4th India-Africa hydrocarbon conference on January 21-22, 2016 in New Delhi.

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  We had   meeting  with Innocent Anthony and  he  agreed to share with us about his career on oil and gas industry, work experience and his memorable trips, We are very delighted to share with you this wonderful conversation.

1.Tanzania petroleum: You have bachelor degree in Electrical engineering, how did you get an  idea to join oil and gas industry?

Mr  Innocent Anthony: Well, Before I had no idea about oil and gas industry, I got this opportunity during schlumberger career fair at University of Dar es Salaam in 2012 when i was in my senior year engineering students waiting to sit for my final year examinations. I passed through different schlumberger series of interview sessions and thank you God i was among of few candidates who were selected to join Schlumbrger in Tanzania  where am currently working as  Maintenance engineer and maintenance supervisor

2.Tanzania petroleum: Now you are working in office but earlier you were working  on the rig? What are the most difficulties for you to work in field.

Mr Innocent Anthony: I started my career as a Field engineer and spending most of my time in the field, from Kenyan desert land rigs, land rigs in the forest of west Africa  and offshore East African mainly Tanzania and Namibia.The field life is not easy  and not for everybody, working in harsh environments, cold to hot,24/7 is not easy, Staying away from your  family  for  for long time, living in very remote location or offshore, working with people from nationals and different behaviors just to meet a common goal, extracting hydrocarbon from the ground.

3.Tanzania Petroleum: As the nature of petroleum jobs it involves  trips  in distance places across the world, As you have travelled in many places, what are memorable experienced during your visits

Mr :Innocent Anthony:My memorable trips is when I visited  South Korea , where  I got opportunity to see how drill ships are built from scratch, installation of rigs on the ship and installation of service companies drilling completion equipment on the drill ship

4.Tanzania Petroleum: As the layoffs increasing in petroleum companies, what is your advice to recent graduates and other professionals who are looking for a career in oil and gas business.

Mr  Innocent Anthony: Regarding ongoing massive layoff in the oil and gas industry, this is normal in the petroleum industry.Sometimes the oil and gas industry faces this kind of downturn due to low oil prices. Last time it happened in 2009 but  but we saw it happening again  now after 6 years. I hope oil prices  wil return  to normal  soon as we have recently seen stability of crude oil price per barel

5.Tanzaniapetroleum:Before start working, ideally you have  to pass a special training and test, can you tell us  about those tarainings and test?

Mr Innocent Anthony:Yes when I started my career I had no idea about this industry since I graduate with Bachelor of science in Electrical engineering. From the first day of my job I was taken through  a series of classes and on job training(working while learning). I was trained in country like France. Abu Dhabi, United states etc. also working to get field exposure  in countries like Congo Brazzavile,Kenya, Uganda Cameroon, Namibia and Mozambique. In all these countries I was working under supervision and after  one year I was complete performing jobs standalone.

Tanzaniapetroleum: It was pleasure to talk to you , Thank you a lot

Contact  Mr Innocent Anthony directly through

0757336274  or Engineer.inno@gmail.com

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Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement to explore the possibility of building a crude oil pipeline between the two countries, Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development said on Monday.

“The (agreement) creates a working framework for the potential development of a crude export pipeline from Hoima to Tanga Port of Tanzania,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The objective is to select a route that will result in the lowest unit transportation cost that constitutes the most viable option for the crude export pipeline,” it said.

Also Read:Oil firms prefer Tanga pipeline route to Tamu 
This comes just one day after Tanzania initiated a $1.33 billion project to pipe natural gas to its commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, and help relieve chronic power shortages in the city, the president’s office said in a statement on Sunday.

The 532 km (330 mile) Mtwara-Dar es Salaam pipeline and gas processing plants, largely financed by a Chinese loan, is part of a plan to add about 2,000 megawatts of new gas-fired electricity generating power by 2018 to increase Tanzania’s generating capacity to 10,000 MW by 2025.

Most new plants will be gas-fired but Tanzania also wants to use coal reserves and renewable resources such as wind and geothermal.

“Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete inaugurated the pipeline and gas processing plants … ensuring availability of gas for electricity generation to power factories and for domestic use,” the presidency said in a statement.

The expanding capacity will help meet domestic demand as the government connects more people to the national grid beyond the 40 percent who are connected now, and offer the opportunity to export to neighbours.

Tanzania estimates it has about 55 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of recoverable natural gas reserves off its southern coastline. Discoveries in Tanzanian and Mozambican waters have led to predictions the region could become the world’s third-largest exporter of natural gas.

The government said it hopes by switching to gas-fired power plants to save around $1 billion a year in oil imports for electricity generation after the completion of the pipeline.

Kikwete also confirmed a project to build a new cement plant owned by Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote in southern Tanzania close to its natural gas fields.

Kikwete said the factory would produce 3 million metric tonnes of cement a year, and cost $600 million to construct.

 

 

 

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Tanzania has initiated a $1.33 billion project to pipe natural gas to its commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, and help relieve chronic power shortages in the city, the president’s office said in a statement on Sunday.

The 532 km (330 mile) Mtwara-Dar es Salaam pipeline and gas processing plants, largely financed by a Chinese loan, is part of a plan to add about 2,000 megawatts of new gas-fired electricity generating power by 2018 to increase Tanzania’s generating capacity to 10,000 MW by 2025.

Most new plants will be gas-fired but Tanzania also wants to use coal reserves and renewable resources such as wind and geothermal.

“Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete inaugurated the pipeline and gas processing plants … ensuring availability of gas for electricity generation to power factories and for domestic use,” the presidency said in a statement.

The expanding capacity will help meet domestic demand as the government connects more people to the national grid beyond the 40 percent who are connected now, and offer the opportunity to export to neighbours.

Tanzania estimates it has about 55 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of recoverable natural gas reserves off its southern coastline. Discoveries in Tanzanian and Mozambican waters have led to predictions the region could become the world’s third-largest exporter of natural gas.

The government said it hopes by switching to gas-fired power plants to save around $1 billion a year in oil imports for electricity generation after the completion of the pipeline.

You can also read:Fes launched Tanzania oil and gas almanac

Kikwete also confirmed a project to build a new cement plant owned by Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote in southern Tanzania close to its natural gas fields.

Kikwete said the factory would produce 3 million metric tonnes of cement a year, and cost $600 million to construct. (Reporting by Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala; Editing by Edith Honan and Greg Mahlich)

 

 

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Jay Bhattacherjee, chief executive of Aminex (LON:AEX), says the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation’s (TPDC) backing of the Kiliwani North as a great sign of support for the project.

Speaking to Proactive, Bhattacherjee adds that TPDC’s decisions to take a 5% working interest in the project provides some assurance that a gas sales agreement will soon be reached and production will get underway.

Participants in the KNDL are currently: Ndovu Resources Ltd (Aminex) 58.5% (operator), RAK Gas LLC 25%, Solo Oil 6.5% and Bounty Oil & Gas NL 10%.

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Solo Oil has welcomed the decision of the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation to back into the Kiliwani North Development Licence for a 5% working interest as a fully paying partner.

The assignment of the interest to TPDC will be subject to it paying the existing joint venture partnership the 5% pro-rata share of the development capital spent to date and to complying with the existing joint operating agreement.

Once the back-in is concluded Solo’s interest in the KNDL will be 6.175% (current interest 6.5%).

Solo chairman Neil Ritson said: “Solo is delighted that TPDC have chosen to exercise their back-in rights which will further increase their alignment with the partnership developing Kiliwani North.

“We continue to anticipate reaching final agreement on the gas sales agreement shortly and gas sales revenues commencing soon after.”

You can also read:Solo oil ranks Tanzania assets highest

The KNDL contains the Kiliwani North 1 well, which the company expects to produce at up to approximately 30 million feet per day of gas (gross). Once producing this will represent a major milestone for Solo, providing the company’s first revenues from its investments in Tanzania.

A gas sales agreement, with appropriate payment guarantee provisions, is pending signature and once signed will allow gas to flow from the KNDL to the newly constructed Songo Songo Island gas processing facilities and into the national pipeline to customers in Dar es Salaam.

Solo holds an option to increase its interest in the KNDL by 6.5% to a total of 13% once the gas sales agreement is signed for a further payment of $3.5 million to Aminex. This option will also be subject to TPDC back-in once concluded. Solo would then hold a 12.35% working interest in the licence.

Participants in the Kiliwani North Development Licence are currently: Ndovu Resources Ltd (Aminex) 58.5% (operator), RAK Gas LLC 25%, Solo Oil plc 6.5% and Bounty Oil & Gas 10%.