Eng. Danstan Asanga Mwailafu
Director of Technical Operations, Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA)
Danstan Asanga has over fifteen years of experience in petroleum industry in the areas of Engineering, Management, Petroleum Policy and Legal framework, Planning, Safety, Negotiation, Contracting and regulatory roles. Danstan is now a Director of Technical Operations at the Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA) in Tanzania. Prior to the present role at PURA, he served as a Process Engineer of Kiwila Coal and Power Company (KCP) in Tanzania before joining the Tanzania Petroleum and Development Corporation (TPDC) whereby he served in different positions including Local Content Team Leader, Project Coordinator, Senior Petroleum Engineer and Manager of International Operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science BSc. (Hons) in Chemical and Process Engineering of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM, Tanzania and MSc. Petroleum Engineering (Specialized in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Norway. He is registered by the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) of Tanzania and member to a Society of petroleum Engineers (SPE).