Statoil makes another high-impact gas discovery offshore Tanzania

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Statoil reports another high-impact gas discovery offshore Tanzania; the discovery in the Piri prospect is Statoil’s and co-venturer ExxonMobil’s sixth discovery and the fifth high-impact discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania. Since 2012 we have had a 100% success rate in Tanzania and the area has become a core exploration area in a very short period of time. ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Tanzania Limited holds the remaining 35%.

Statoil announces another high-impact natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania

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Statoil announced its fifth discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania. We have initiated a new and ambitious drilling campaign offshore Tanzania following four successful discoveries during the first drilling phase. The Mronge-1 well discovered additional gas volumes and furthers the potential for a natural gas development in Tanzania. Statoil has been in Tanzania since 2007, when it was awarded the operatorship for Block 2.

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Statoil makes third gas discovery in deepwater offshore Tanzania

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Statoil’s Lavani-2 exploration and appraisal well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania. Tanzania currently has limited upstream gas activity, but the government has issued a number of exploration and production licences and is looking to become a new gas hub. Statoil and its co-venturer ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Tanzania Limited will announce updated total volumes in Block 2 next year.

Statoil and ExxonMobil announce large deepwater gas discovery offshore Tanzania

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Statoil and partner ExxonMobil have made a large gas discovery offshore Tanzania. Statoil announced on 17 February that the partnership had encountered indications of natural gas in the Zafarani exploration well in the Block 2 licence offshore Tanzania. This discovery could potentially be a catalyst for large scale natural gas developments in Tanzania. —Yona Killaghane, Managing Director of Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC).

Statoil and ExxonMobil report another large-impact gas discovery in deepwater offshore Tanzania

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Statoil and partner ExxonMobil report a large gas discovery (Lavani) in the Statoil-operated Block 2 licence offshore Tanzania. This is the second large offshore Tanzania discovery (Zafarani) reported by the partners. The results so far mark an important step towards a possible natural gas development in Tanzania. Map of the two offshore Tanzania discoveries. Statoil has been in Tanzania since 2007, when it was awarded the licence for Block 2.

TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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The concept of the vehicle was developed together with scientific partners in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania, the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) Nigeria, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana, the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) Kenya and the St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) Tanzania.

Drivers from the world’s poorest cities who keep their windows down are exposed to 80% more air pollution

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In a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment , researchers led by Surrey’s Global Center for Clean Air Research (GCARE) investigated air pollution exposure levels for commuters in 10 different global cities: Dhaka (Bangladesh); Chennai (India); Guangzhou (China); Medellín (Colombia); São Paulo (Brazil); Cairo (Egypt); Sulaymaniyah (Iraq); Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); Blantyre (Malawi); and Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania).

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Benthic sets new water depth drilling record of 2,776 meters

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miles) was set on a Statoil project in Tanzania, and was beaten with two deployments to 2,776 meters (9,108 feet) a few weeks later on the Anadarko project off the coast of Mozambique. Benthic, a global geosciences company, broke its own water depth record using the Portable Remotely Operated Drill unit 3 (PROD3) seabed drill. The previous record of 2,754 meters (9,035 feet, 1.7

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Forecast: global 3-wheeler market to grow at CAGR of 13% through 2019

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Underdeveloped countries in Africa like Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique and Egypt and their Asian counter parts like Nepal, Bangladesh, etc., The value of the global three-wheeler market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% during 2014-19, according to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Three Wheeler Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019”.

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Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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Financing was announced for projects in Costa Rica, Dominica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States, while projects in drilling and start-of-construction phases made headway in Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Montserrat, The Philippines, Rwanda, and Zambia.

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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The new population projections indicate that nine countries will make up more than half the projected growth of the global population between now and 2050: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States of America (in descending order of the expected increase). The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7

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Pancontinental says first oil discovered offshore Kenya

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Industry exploration activity has been moving north from Mozambique and Tanzania. Australia-based Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL says it has verified that its recently completed Sunbird-1 well off the southern Kenyan coast has intersected an oil column—the first such discovered off the East African coast. The gross oil column is assessed to be 14m thick beneath a gross gas column of 29.6m in a reefal limestone reservoir in the Sunbird Miocene Pinnacle Reef in area L10A.

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Roskill: graphite prices could push higher on tightening markets for batteries & electrodes

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The focus for new natural graphite development remains in Africa, where almost 1 Mtpy of additional concentrate capacity has the potential to come online by 2027 with projects in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Tanzania. Synthetic graphite electrode prices rose nine-fold through the first three quarters of 2017, increasing from US$1,748/t in January 2017 to a high of US$16,309/t in September, according to Roskill Information Services.

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Researchers castigate planning bodies for ill-conceived Jatropha programs

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Research on Jatropha planting in Tanzania found the net present value of a five-year investment in Jatropha plantation was negative with a loss of US$ 65 per ha on lands with yields of 2 tons/ha of seeds and only slightly beneficial at US$9 per ha with yields of 3 tons when the average expected Jatropha seed yield on poor barren soils is only 1.7 The results of massive plantings of Jatropha worldwide for use as a biofuel feedstock—some 12.8

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Study Finds Indian Ocean Sea-Level Rise Threatens Coastal Areas; Climate Change Partly Responsible

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The study indicated that the Seychelles Islands and Zanzibar off Tanzania’s coastline show the largest sea level drop. Indian Ocean sea levels are rising unevenly and threatening residents in some densely populated coastal areas and islands, a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience concludes. The study, led by scientists at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo.,

Researchers Finds Lake Tanganyika Has Experienced Unprecedented Warming Over Last Century

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Lake Tanganyika is bordered by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia—four of the poorest countries in the world, according to the United Nations Human Development Index. A team of researchers led by Brown University has found that Lake Tanganyika in east Africa—the second-oldest and the second-deepest lake in the world—has experienced unprecedented warming in the last century.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Post Bali, two approaches to Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) have been articulated: Cuba, India, Tanzania, Indonesia, China and others argue that IPRs needs to be addressed as a barrier within the technology transfer discussion; Australia and the US argue that IPRs is a catalyst, rather than a barrier, to technology transfer. Perspective by Brian J. Donovan, CEO of Renergie, Inc.