Zafarani Complex is a conventional gas development located in ultra-deepwater in Tanzania and is operated by Statoil Tanzania. Discovered in 2012, Zafarani Complex lies in block Block 2, with water depth of around 8,469 feet.

The project is currently in feasibility stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2028. 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 Exxon Mobil and Equinor.

Production from Zafarani Complex

Production from the Zafarani Complex conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2028 and is forecast to peak in 2029, Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2093.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 2,153.74 Mmboe, comprised of 12,922.4 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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