The Mnazi Bay Development Area is located onshore in the Mtwara region of Southern Tanzania, approximately 410km south of Dar es Salaam. It covers an area of 756 km2.
The asset is operated by Maurel & Prom (holding a 48.06% stake) with the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) (holding 20%) and Wentworth Resources (holding 31.94%) as joint venture partners under the Mnazi Bay Production Sharing Agreement.
Natural gas from the site feeds into the National Natural Gas Infrastructure Pipeline (NNGI), the largest pipeline in East Africa, running from Mnazi Bay to Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.
|Operator:||Maurel & Prom|
|Wentworth equity:||32% production; 40% exploration|
|Fields:||Mnazi Bay; Msimbati|
Reserves summary for Mnazi Bay
as at December 31, 2020
|Proved||Proved + |
|Proved + |
|Proved||Proved + |
|Oil & Liquids Reserves MMstb|
|Mnazi Bay Gas Field||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Total for Oil & Liquids||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Gas Reserves Bscf|
|Mnazi Bay Gas Field||289.9||481.9||761.3||65.2||99.7||143.3|
|Mnazi Bay Gas Field||289.9||481.9||761.3||65.2||99.7143.3|
|Field||Wentworth 31.94% WI|
|Gross (1) Reserves||Gross (1) Reserves||Net (1) Reserves|
|Reserves Category||Sales Gas|
|Sales Gas |
|Proved Developed Producing (PDP)||90.4||15.1||28.9||4.8||24.9||4.1|
|Total Proved Developed (PD)||191.2||31.9||61.1||10.2||52.7||8.7|
|Total Proved (1P)||240.0||40.0||76.7||12.8||55.3||9.2|
|Proved + Probable (2P)||445.3||74.2||142.2||23.7||90.8||15.1|
|Proved + Probable + Possible (3P)||637.8||106.3||203.7||34.0||233.5||20.6|
- 1. Gross Reserves are Company Working Interest Share of Total Field Reserves.
- 2. Net Reserves are calculated as the product of Company Gross Reserves and the ratio of Company net revenue to Company WI share of field gross revenue.
A strong activity & production outlook
Our activity and production outlook remains positive. We work closely with the government to achieve its ambition of becoming a regional power hub and delivering universal access to power by 2030.
We anticipate gas fired electricity to rise substantially in line with regional power demand. The current capacity of Mnazi Bay exceeds 100MMscf/d, which comfortably meets the current average daily demand. We reached 103 MMscf/day (gross) for five consecutive days during December 2020 and a record high of 103.36 MMscf/day was achieved on 15 December 2020.
As Tanzania develops its industrial economy, we are ideally positioned to provide additional supply to meet expected demand. We will also continue to work with the Tanzanian Government to supplement its hydropower capabilities and ensure we are fulfilling our own sustainability ambitions.
The Tanzanian Government’s target to increase the generation capacity within the country to 5,000MW by 2025 provides the framework for gas exploration and production companies to start planning and developing their investment strategies. With 3,000MW of this power to be generated from gas and 2,000MW from hydroelectricity — our long-term growth outlook is positive.
With our sustainability ambitions at the forefront, we work with stakeholders to find innovative ways to power Tanzania’s industrial and domestic electricity demand.