Shell won Bab Sour Gas project on sulfur monetization
The offshore concessions of the Emirate will come for renewal in the same way in 2018.
In this context, the choice of Shell amid BP, ExxonMobil, Korean National Oil Company (KNOC) and Total to develop and operate the Bab Sour Gas Project over the next 30 years appears as a school case for the allocation of the concessions next year by ADNOC.
In the Bab Sour Gas joint venture, the partners agreed on sharing the working interest during 30 years whereas:
– Shell 40% is the operator
– ADNOC 60%
In such a context, ADNOC could not continue to postpone the development of the Bab Sour Gas project any longer despite its technical challenges.
Located 150 kilometers southwest of Abu Dhabi City, Bab is one of the largest non-associated gas in the Emirates, unfortunately it contains 15% of hydrogen sulfide.
Considering that ADNOC is planning to produce between 500 and 1 billion cubic feet per day (mmcf/d), the development of the Bab Sour Gas project will generate tonnes of sulfur to be treated in one way or another.
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– 500 million cf/d,
– 1 billion cf/d
In respect with these scenarios, the Bad Sour Gas project should include a:
– Gas central processing facility
– Gas treatment plant
– Sulfur recovery unit
– Sulfur handling facilities
– Storage facilities
– Offsites and utilities
Regardless the development phases of the Bab Sour Gas project, the facilities should be designed to handle 1 billion cf/d of sour gas.
Having submitted to the most attractive technical and commercial offer, Shell is planning to invest jointly to invest $10 billion capital expenditure in Bab Sour Gas.