While we are focused on sustaining existing capacity and expanding our natural gas production, processing and supply operation in Tanzania, the safety of our people, the communities around our operations and our facilities is paramount in everything we do.
Natural Gas is one of Tanzania’s many abundant natural resources that presents significant economic opportunities to the nation and its people. Utilisation of Tanzania’s natural gas as a fuel source is more reliable, less expensive and cleaner than imported alternatives. Globally, it is widely accepted that for the foreseeable future, natural gas will remain an integral component of the energy mix as we transition to a lower carbon economy.
The Songo Songo Gas to Electricity project was the initiative of the Government of Tanzania and is exemplary of what can be achieved through well considered public-private partnerships. Involving multifarious partners, the project was the first of its kind in East Africa.
The project comprises assets owned by Songas, the Government of Tanzania and PAET. With the exception of a 225km transportation pipeline from Songo Songo Island to Dar es Salaam, all assets are operated by the Company.
Assets the Company operate include the gas reservoir, all eight producible natural gas wells, their flowlines, the 110MMscfd gas processing facility on Songo Songo Island, and the >50km gas distribution line and associated facilities that enable gas supply to our power and industrial customers in Dar es Salaam.
The main reservoir is developed in Lower Cretaceous aged Neocomian to Albian sandstones (Neocomian), while Upper Cretaceous aged Cenomanian sands that lie unconformably on the Lower Cretaceous sandstone provide an additional reservoir when developed. The source rocks are overlain by a thick section of late Cretaceous and Paleogene shales, forming an excellent top seal.