PanAfrican Energy Tanzania (PAT) is the leading integrated energy company in Tanzania; developing and supplying natural gas for the power, manufacturing and transportation sectors in the country.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Orca Exploration Group Inc, PAT has been in the Tanzania market since 2001 where it has been operating the Songo Songo natural gas field. PanAfrican Energy has a commitment to the development and efficient use of Tanzania's natural gas resources and is engaged in exploration to increase the nation's natural gas reserves. PAT is committed to working with key players to help alleviate Tanzania's energy shortages and to partner in the development of the country's energy resources.
The gas produced from the field is used primarily to generate much needed power for Tanzania's electrical power grid.
The Songo Songo Licence Area
The Songo Songo natural gas licence area covers approximately 170 square kilometres and is located on the western part of Songo Songo Island, which is 15 kilometres off Tanzania's coastline and about 200 kilometres south of Dar es Salaam. It is Tanzania's first and largest natural gas development and supplies gas to the Ubungo power plants at Dar es Salaam and approximately 36 industrial customers.
Gas from the Songo Songo Island plant is transported by a 25 km 12" marine pipeline and a 207 km 16" land pipeline that extends north along the coast to Dar es Salaam.
Over the last 20 years PanAfrican Energy and its predecessor companies have been key players in Tanzania's first and largest natural gas development.