Zafarani Complex is a conventional gas development located in ultra-deepwater in Tanzania and is operated by Statoil Tanzania. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Zafarani Complex was discovered in 2012, lies in block Block 2, with water depth of around 8,469 feet. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in feasibility stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2029. Final investment decision (FID) of the project will be approved in 2025. The Zafarani Complex conventional gas development will involve the drilling of approximately 15 wells and includes subsea manifold and subsea trees.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Equinor and Exxon Mobil.

Production from Zafarani Complex

Production from the Zafarani Complex conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2029 and is forecast to peak in 2048, Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2094.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 2,153.74 Mmboe, comprised of 12,922.40 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves.

About Statoil Tanzania

Statoil Tanzania AS is a wholly own subsidary of Statoil ASA, engaged in oil and gas exploration company. The company is based in Norway.

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