The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation - TPDC Is the Tanzanian State corporation through which the Ministry of Energy and Minerals implements its petroleum exploration anddevelopment policies. TPDC has a manpower strength of about 130 and is organised into four directorates, namely: Exploration, Production and Technical services, Finance and Administration, Managing Diractor and Marketing and Investiment. The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation was established under the Public Corporations Act No.17 through the Government Notice No.140 of 30th May 1969. The Corporation began operations in 1973. TPDC is a wholly owned Government parastatal, with all the shares held by the Treasury Registrar.