ARUSHA Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Zanzibar, Tanzania’s semi autonomous archipelago,
will soon start oil exploration by using airborne full tensor
gravity (FTG) technology, said Zanzibar Minister for Lands,
Water, and Energy Environmen on Sunday.
Aboud Talib said that UK-based Bell Geospace Enterprises Limited
(Bell Geo) will use special aircraft for the exploration work to
take place in all areas of land and sea including large and
small islands in Zanzibar archipelago.
In her statement,
Talib said that the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar’s
Antrim Resources (Tanzania) Limited, appointed Bell Geo to
conduct an airborne full tensor gravity survey in Zanzibar.
She said the survey
will take about four months.
measures a 3D gravity field with each individual component
facilitating the identification and mapping of subsurface
geological complexity, be it complex shape and variable
thickness to its geological setting. The results will help in
identifying the exploration for oil and gas.