Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) is set to start Airborne Gravity Gradiometry Survey (AGGS) for oil and gas deposits this week in Arusha, Simiyu and Singida, the Corporation’s Managing Director, James Mataragio, said over the weekend, Daily News reported.

The second phase for the AGGS petroleum and natural gas analysis using special aircraft is mapped within the Eyasi Wembere and Mandawa blocks under which other regions such as Tabora, Shinyanga and Lindi will also be mapped in the study.

Previously, Tanzania had deployed a similar non-invasive Airborne Gravity Gradiometry Survey (AGGS) over Lake Tanganyika’s North Block, encompassing Kigoma Rural, Kigoma Ujiji, Uvinza and Mpanda Rural where it is believed there are abundant oil resources.