ZPRA | Zanzibar Petroleum Regulatory Authority
Zanzibar Petroleum Regulatory Authority (ZPRA) implements the petroleum sector’s legal and regulatory framework, monitors oil and gas operations and the implementation of petroleum agreements, advises the Ministry of Energy of SMZ, and manages the technical data of the sector
ZPRA, Zanzibar Petroleum, Zanzibar Regulatory Authority, Regulatory Authority, ZURA, ZPDC
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ZPRAEstablished since 2016Established since 2016WELCOME
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ZPRAZanzibar Petroleum Regulatory Authority


Petroleum Exploration in Tanzania begun in the 1950’s when BP and Shell were awarded concessions along the coast, including the islands of Mafia, Zanzibar and Pemba.


Downstream Operations include the processing and purifying of raw natural gas, marketing and distribution of products derived from crude oil and natural gas.


The implementation of the Government Natural Gas Project is in progress under the close monitoring and supervision of ZPRA

Facts & Statistics

Find information about discoveries, fields, companies, wells, licences, production and reserves.

Portfolio Projects

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Managing Director

Message (Omar Zuberi Ismail)

ZPRA operates on the principle of excellence, duty to the nation, respect to the community and the environment. We constantly strive to attain and retain the highest ethical standards in the way we conduct our operations. Achieving this begins with compliance with the laws and regulations that govern the industry in the country and internationally. ZPRA plays an instrumental role in the energy mix in line with the countries vision for industrialization, a position we constantly strive to maintain. I firmly believe on my team and their commitment to deliver on their obligations, at ZPRA team success precedes Individual success. The world is changing fast and ZPRA has committed to changing with it..

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Zanzibar Petroleum Regulatory Authority (ZPRA)


Was established by the Oil and Gas (Upstream) Act, 2016. It is responsible for regulating upstream oil and gas activities which include exploring for, developing and production of petroleum as well as activities related to those operations.
ZPRA implements the petroleum sector’s legal and regulatory framework, monitors oil and gas operations and the implementation of petroleum agreements, advises the Ministry, and manages the technical data of the sector.

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Vision Statement

A world class regulator of an upstream petroleum sector that contributes to the growth of the national economy

Mission Statement

To effectively promote, manage and regulate the exploration, development and production of petroleum resources in Zanzibar


To carry out standard activities of an oil company including, distribution and storage facilities, To contract, hold equity or participate in oil concessions, franchises and licenses and  To manage parastatals or other legal entities transferred to the corporation


Our Partners

Established in the year 2016



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