ADNOC Onshore has awarded contracts worth $169 million (AED 621 million) for well testing services

ADNOC Onshore has awarded contracts worth $169 million (AED 621 million) for well testing services as we continue to work towards 5 million barrels per day oil production capacity by 2030.

The services will apply best-in-class technology to optimize the performance of our onshore reservoirs, while minimizing the environmental impact of the process.

Over 60% of the value will flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s flagship In-Country Value program to support growth and diversification.

The contracts of up to five years were awarded to NESR Energy Services, AlMansoori Production Services and Al Ahlia Oilfields Development Company following a competitive tender process.

Source: ADNOC

ADNOC Announces Gas Discovery Offshore of Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced the discovery of natural gas resources offshore of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. 

Interim results from the first exploration well in Abu Dhabi’s Offshore Block 2 Exploration Concession operated by Eni, indicate between 1.5 – 2 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of raw gas in place. 

This discovery marks the first from Abu Dhabi’s offshore exploration concessions, highlighting the continued success of ADNOC’s block bid rounds and its expanded approach to strategic partnerships. A consortium led by Eni and PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) were awarded the exploration rights for Offshore Block 2 in 2019 as part of ADNOC’s debut competitive block bid round. 

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO, said: “The discovery of material natural gas resources in Offshore Block 2 underscores how ADNOC’s expanded approach to strategic partnerships is enabling us to accelerate the exploration and development of Abu Dhabi’s untapped hydrocarbon resources and create long-term value for the UAE, in line with the Leadership’s wise directives. We congratulate our valued partners, Eni and PTTEP, on this achievement and we look forward to continuing to work with all our strategic partners to sustainably unlock Abu Dhabi’s hydrocarbon resources and stay ahead of the world’s growing demand for lower-carbon energy.” 

Offshore Block 2 covers an area of 4,033 square kilometers northwest of Abu Dhabi. The discovery in the block was enabled by new insights from the world’s largest combined onshore and offshore three-dimensional (3D) mega seismic survey currently underway in Abu Dhabi.

Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director, said: “The positive interim results recorded by our partners, Eni and PTTEP, in the exploration of Offshore Block 2 follows the recent significant discovery in Onshore Block 4, highlighting the continued success of ADNOC’s accelerated exploration and development program. Both discoveries leveraged insights from ADNOC’s ongoing 3D mega seismic survey, underpinning the important role the survey is playing for us and our strategic partners as it utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to help identify new hydrocarbon resources across Abu Dhabi.” 

Drilling operations continue to reach deeper formations to fully unlock the resource volume in Offshore Block 2 and further explore the promising potential across the block as well as across Offshore Blocks 1 and 3 exploration concession areas, which were also awarded to Eni and PTTEP.

This achievement follows the announcement in December 2021 of the discovery of up to 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) in Onshore Block 4 Exploration Concession, operated by INPEX/JODCO.

ADNOC launched Abu Dhabi’s first and second competitive block bid rounds in 2018 and 2019 respectively, offering a set of major onshore and offshore blocks to international companies, on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi. Based on existing data from detailed petroleum system studies, seismic surveys, exploration and appraisal wells data, estimates suggest the blocks hold multiple billion barrels of oil and multiple trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Source: ADNOC


Descon wins 2 projects from ADNOC

Descon has recently won 2 projects from ADNOC. One is a CON 17-075 – Rigging Trade term Contract for Das Island from ADNOC LNG, while the other one is for replacement of welded valves in 46″ NMGL at CTU-Das-L . ADNOC is one of Descon’s most important clients, and ‘EPC’ Retrofits is a segment that Descon wishes to increase its competence in, especially in the UAE region. Hence both these jobs are of great strategic importance for Descon.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is a diversified and integrated group of energy companies. ADNOC’s activities include exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation, and the manufacture and distribution of petrochemicals.

Internationally, Descon Engineering Limited is a multinational engineering company renowned for its quality, safety and on-time delivery of projects and products. It specializes in design engineering, manufacturing, construction, maintenance, automation & control. It operates in diverse sectors such as Oil & Gas, Cement, Power, Hydro Power, Water, Fertilizer.

Descon has been executing projects on EPC basis since the early 1990s based on in-house facilities for engineering design, manufacturing/procurement, construction, commissioning and maintenance wrapped up with the overall project management expertise. The EPC Division is at the forefront of the Company’s strategic direction to ascend the value chain by providing turnkey solutions tailored to the clients’ requirements.


SNC-Lavalin wins $39m deal from Adnoc-CNPC’s Al Yasat Petroleum

Canada-headquartered SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a general engineering, project management, and technical support services contract from Al Yasat Petroleum, a joint venture of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), with an estimated value of $39.2m (AED144.1m).

Al Yasat Petroleum’s onshore concession area is located to the southwest of Abu Dhabi and spans 7,800 km², while its the offshore concession area is located to the northwest of the UAE capital and covers six fields with a total area of 582 km².

The offshore area consists of fields at Bu Haseer, Belbazem, Umm Al Dholou, Umm Al Salsal, and Yaser.

Under the three-year agreement, extendable for two years, SNC-Lavalin will partner with Al Yasat Petroleum through its engineering and project support arm, in line with Al Yasat Smart Growth Operating Model.

The scope of SNC-Lavalin’s contract includes conceptual studies and design, front-end engineering and design (Feed), execution planning, detailed engineering for small works, and specialised studies