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One Day – One Country: UAE (United Arab Emirates)

UAE Key Projects and Business Highlights

In the United Arab Emirates, 2012 is some kind of a transition year with the development of midstream projects in Fujairah and the bid preparation of large projects upstream and downstream.

With the completion of Habshan – Fujairah export pipeline, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco) will be able to roughly half its total production directly on the Gulf of Oman to shunt the Strait of Hormuz.

This pipeline opens the way to a wave of capital expenditure in new projects to build giant storage capacities in Fujairah and a $3 billion refinery.

Abu Dhabi is planning to increase crude oil production from the actual 2.8 million b/d to 3.5 million b/d in 2018 and therefore needs to find to routes to secure its export.

To support this production growth, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is planning major initiatives:

 –  Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) to spend $4.8 billion in the Upper Zakum project (UZ750)

 – Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) is working on the $2 billion Umm al Lulu and Sarb project

 – ADNOC selected OMV and Wintershall to appraise Shuwaihat sour gas and condensate field.

The UAE are running short of gas, as many countries in the Gulf and is prepared to import it through the Fujairah terminal if necessary.

In the meantime, ADNOC is investigating all ways to gathering flared gas and boost actual production such as in Bab field.

In cooperating with new comers such as Statoil, OMV and Wintershall, ADNOC is sending the signal to its actual partners BP, ExxonMobil, Partex, Shell, Total, that the selection of the international companies to be invited to bid on the renewal of the concessions in 2014 for the onshore fields and in 2018 for the offshore licenses will be decided in respect with the new technologies to be developed in the UAE.

In addition to maintain the gas production, ADNOC is targeting to improve its recovery rate from the actual fields in operations.

Through all these investments, the UAE and Abu Dhabi especially, will continue to invest in the coming years to secure their market share on the crude oil global market and to reduce their reliance on crude oil price in developing an integrated upstreamdownstream business model to benefit from the whole hydrocarbon value chain.

ADNOC to boost upstream projects over downstream

With the Ruwais Carbon black and delayed coker (CBDC) facilitiesAbu Dhabi Refining Company (Takreer) awarded the only giant project in the UAE during the first half 2012.

This downstream project came after a long period without major capital expenditure in the UAE since the Borealis and Abu Dhabi Polymers Company $3 billion Borouge expansion in 2010.

Takreer awarded:

 – In June 2012the Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Ruwais refinery carbon black and delayed coker toSamsung Engineering from South Korea for $2.47 billion

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ZADCO to award soon Upper Zakum 750 EPC-2 project

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its partners, ExxonMobil and Japan Oil Development Company Ltd. (Jodco), are on the point to award the second engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC-2for ZADCO Upper Zakum 750 project.

ZADCO stands as the Zakum Development Company (ZADCO), a joint venture created in 1977 which currently is shared between:

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Abu Dhabi prepares oil and gas concessions renewal

With the onshore concessions expiring in 2014 and the offshore ones coming up in2018, Abu Dhabi, in the UAE,  is to rewrite the terms of its producing fields and offer up fresh prospects.

The first oil concessions covering all the Abu Dhabi territory were awarded in 1939 to the Trucial Coast Development Company in which the majors BP, ExxonMobil, Shell and Total were part of.

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Fujairah targets 13.3 m cubic meters oil storage in 2015

The Strait of Hormuz is channelizing35% of the global oil maritime traffic.

In a context of increasing tension with the neighboring Iran, Fujairah in the UAE is developing one of the biggest oil storage

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$3 billion Fujairah refinery, IPIC calls for bid on FEED

International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) is moving ahead with the crude oil refinery project to be located at Fujairah, UAE.

The Fujairah refinery, should have a capacity of 10.0 million t/y or 200,000 b/d.

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3 Comments to “One Day – One Country: UAE (United Arab Emirates)”

  1. Thank you to tell us so much useful information regarding oil and gas projects. So nice sharing. We got so much information from this blog.

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