Tanzania Plans to Set Up Massive Gas Plant


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Tanzania’s energy ministry has revealed plans to set up liquefied natural gas plants in the country in collaboration with BG Group, Statoil, Axon and Ophir among other partners.


Tanzania is “thinking of building one industrial area, like what you have in Qatar, where you have all these (LNG) plants, petrochemical industries,” said George Simbachawene, the deputy minister for energy and minerals.


The partners have identified a potential site in Lindi for the first plant and conducted a viability assessment which has been handed over to the government for action. Construction of the multibillion dollar plant will begin in 2016 and is expected to be completed by 2020.


According to the Country Manager for BG Tanzania, Mr Adam Prince, it may take up to four years to put the project in place since there are several partners involved. The cost of the project is yet to be determined.


This project is part of a strategy by Tanzania to become a major gas exporter to neighboring East African countries and energy-starved Asia.


“Asia will continue to be a high value market. Tanzania is geographically located towards Asia. East Africa has very good location for LNG exports,” noted Mr. Prince.


Tanzania has an estimated 40 trillion cubic feet of gas an amount that is expected to increase significantly over the next five years. If this happens, the country could soon be at par with some Middle Eastern gas producers.


The government also plans to increase power production to 2400 megawatts by 2015-16 and increase the use of gas in institutions, households and motor vehicles. This will reduce the country’s reliance on gas-fired power plants which currently account for 45 percent of all power production compared to 42 percent for gas-fired power plants and 13 percent for hydropower stations.


To facilitate this two pipelines will be constructed from Mtwara, the capital for offshore exploration to Dar es Salaam at a cost of $1.25 billion each. This project is however still in the planning stage and the energy ministry has yet to invite bids for the project.


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source: Top Stories | Zegabi
 
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Tanzania is “thinking of building one industrial area, like what you have in Qatar, where you have all these (LNG) plants, petrochemical industries,” said George Simbachawene, the deputy minister for energy and minerals.

The partners have identified a potential site in Lindi for the first plant and conducted a viability assessment which has been handed over to the government for action. Construction of the multibillion dollar plant will begin in 2016 and is expected to be completed by 2020.

This project is part of a strategy by Tanzania to become a major gas exporter to neighboring East African countries and energy-starved Asia.

“Asia will continue to be a high value market. Tanzania is geographically located towards Asia. East Africa has very good location for LNG exports,” noted Mr. Prince.

Tanzania has an estimated 40 trillion cubic feet of gas an amount that is expected to increase significantly over the next five years. If this happens, the country could soon be at par with some Middle Eastern gas producers.

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Let's emulate steps that a gas economy like Qatar took to become a modern country.
 
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If only dreams were horses..........Tanzania plans to play in the next world cup! Tanzania is also planning to make Kigoma the Dubai of the great lakes, Tanzania is planning to plan...... Ha! What else are we not planning?
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Tanzania Discovers More Gas Deposits 16 DECEMBER 2013

Dar es Salaam — The Norwegian energy company Statoil and co-venture ExxonMobil last week announced a high impact natural gas discovery offshore in its exploration.


The fifth discovery of an additional of 2-3 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in place in the Mronge-1 well brings the total of volumes up to 17-20 tcf in Block 2, according to Nick Maden, Senior Vice president for Exploration activities for the western hemisphere in Statoil.


The found of 2-3 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas in place are equivalent to 360-540 million barrels of oil (boe). The Mronge-1 well was reportedly preceded by three high-impact gas discoveries during the first drilling phase with Tangawizi-1, Zafarani-1 and Lavani-1, and a deeper discovery in a separate reservoir in Lavani-2 in the Tanzanian License.


According to Statoil management, Mronge-1 is drilled by the drillship Discoverer Americas, and the site is located 20 km to the North of the Zafarani discovery, at 2500 meter water depth. "We have initiated a new and ambitious drilling campaign offshore Tanzania following four successful discoveries during the first drilling phase.


The Mronge-1 well discovered additional gas volumes and furthers the potential for a natural gas development in Tanzania," said Maden.


Maden explained that the new drilling program also allows them to fully explore the remaining exploration potential in Block 2. According to him, a drilling campaign over the next two years in the block was being now planned.


The two years drilling campaign of natural gas exploration will elevate the East African country's hope of becoming a major gas exporter. Maden said they were encouraged by what they see and that they were planning to drill 9 to 12 exploration and appraisal wells in Tanzania by early 2015.


The Mronge-1 well discovered gas at two separate levels.


The main accumulation is at the same stratigraphic level as proven in the Zafarani-1 well in Block 2. He said the Zafarani-1 discovery was made in 2012 and was a play opener for the block.


"The secondary accumulation was encountered in a separate, younger gas bearing reservoir, in a play which previously has not been tested in Block 2," he further said.


"This 'Mronge-1' discovery is the venture's fifth discovery in Block 2 and that it was preceded by three successful high-impact gas discoveries during the first drilling phase with Tangawizi-1, Zafarani-1 and Lavani-1, and a deeper discovery in a separate reservoir in Lavani-2," he explained


According to Tanzanian Minister for Energy and Minerals, Prof Sospeter Muhongo, the additional gas discoveries in Block 2 by Statoil were important for the country's economic growth.


The British media, Reuters, reported last week that, Britain's BG and Ophir Energy have also made big discoveries in Tanzania and that the companies have submitted proposals to build an onshore liquefied natural gas plant in the southern region of Lindi.


However no new LNG project has won a final investment decision anywhere in the world outside the United States for almost two years because of huge cost increase across the industry, a glut of LNG from places such as Australia and a shale boom which has made the United States self-sufficient in natural gas.

source: allAfrica.com: Tanzania Discovers More Gas Deposits
 
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