Taking an Msc(Econ)  Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance

A graduate of Bachelor degree in Actuarial Sciences from University of  Dar es Salaam (2014), graduating First Class with Honours, following secondary education at Benjamin William Mkapa High school and Forodhani Secondary School.

Why I wanted to study in Europe/Aberdeen

My decision to study Msc (Econ) Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance in Europe was prompted by the rising demand of talented and highly trained individuals in energy sector particularly Oil and Gas Sector in Tanzania. I chose to study in Aberdeen because it’s a top ranked university in the UK which provides world class education to students  therefore my degree will be recognized and respected worldwide.

Creative and challenging environment especially that of cultural differences helps in creating a solid foundation which in turn gives an opportunity to learn new industrial technical skills and improve generic skills such as communication and team work skills.

My experience to date

Economics and Finance have direct impact on oil and gas industry daily. My academic knowledge has gradually increased as I am studying at University of Aberdeen, this includes techniques on how to construct best investment strategies that minimize risks in real world. It has also developed my critical awareness especially on models to observe financial and economic trends which present solutions in energy sector.

As a tutorial assistant at University of Dar es Salaam I believe my experience and knowledge which I acquired to date will nourish the careers of undergraduates and their lives as well. Through teaching and advising them effectively.




Tumaini is taking an LLM in Oil and Gas with dissertation

A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)  from  University of Dar es Salaam (2014)  after Secondary and Primary education at Lindi Secondary and  Ganako Secondary School, and Sumawe Primary School

Tumaini is a Tutorial Assistant at the University of Dar es Salaam. His areas of interest include: Law of Contract, Insurance Law, Banking Law, Intellectual Property Law, Investment Law, International Trade and Finance law, Company Law and Environmental Law.


Why I wanted to study in Europe/Aberdeen

I wanted to see education from different perspective after many years of schooling in my home country. And in particular I wanted to study here because the University of Aberdeen is one of the leading institutions in Europe when it comes to oil and gas disciplines.

My experience to date… Oil and gas law was totally a new area to me. However, as I go along I was introduced to how the industry operates, the role of state in controlling hydrocarbons operations and the nexus between National Oil Companies and the international Oil Companies. It was pity to learn that some of the countries rich in oil and gas are the poorest in terms of economic development. The paradox is come to be known as the resource curse phenomenon. It is my strong conviction that the phenomenon can be well addressed by looking at all possible pitfalls. I will use my experience in the future to advise government and industry in my country given that the operations are just at the initial stages.




Assistant Lecture in law at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law.

Erasmo is studying towards a PhD with the Research topic "Tax Implications of Stabilization in Production Sharing Agreement in the Oil and Gas Sector."

The study is primarily related to the role of stabilization in Production Sharing Agreements in the Oil and Gas  Sector  under  the  Law  section . The study proposes  to  look  at  models employed in the stabilization clauses, and their role to both the investors as well  as the host government. It also seeks to address the tax question which invariably touches the aspect of design, which is a typical legal issue and the issue of economics comes in when addressing the tax aspect (the economics of taxation in the legal design of production sharing agreements). It thus, addresses the tax quest ion under economics· possible areas.


  1. Prof. Florens D. A. M. Luoga, University of Dar es Salaam
  2. Prof. John Paterson University of Aberdeen




2008-2010: M.Eng. Mineral Resources Engineering - Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario CANADA

2002-2006: B.Sc. Mining Engineering- University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania

Assistant Lecturer In Engineering at University of Dar Es Salaam, from October 2010, duties include:

  • Teaching and conduct tutorials for the courses;
  • Rock mechanics.
  • Introduction to Mine Design.
  • Drilling and Blasting.
  • Coordinate rock mechanics laboratory experiments.
  • Supervising rock mechanics/drilling and blasting related projects for fourth year mining students.

Dhelda is studying towards a PhD 


  1. University of Dar es Salaam
  2. Dr Amer Syed, University of Aberdeen