Statoil and ExxonMobil join forces in Tanzania

March 31, 2010, 12:07 CEST

Tim Dodson, senior vice president Exploration. (Photo: Hild Bjelland Vik)

“Statoil is looking forward to working with ExxonMobil in our frontier acreage offshore Tanzania. This is a deepwater environment and both companies have extensive deepwater experience,” says Tim Dodson, senior vice president Exploration.

The agreement, executed between Statoil Tanzania AS and ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Tanzania Limited, was approved by the Tanzania government on 9 March.

Statoil signed a Production Sharing Agreement on 18 April 2007 with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC).

Offshore Tanzania is considered a frontier exploration area. A phase of 2D seismic acquisition was completed in 2008 and the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey was completed in February this year.