A source told Upstream that, potentially, first gas could flow as early as 2018 from Dodsal’s resource base in its coastal Ruvu Basin production sharing contract.

This PSC lies 50 kilometres west of Dar es Salaam, with expectations that the early gas will be supplied to industrial consumers there.

The project will require the construction of a gas processing plant and pipeline to market.

Dodsal’s engineering, procurement and construction business could handle this work, but will likely be asked by the government to go through a competitive tender process.