Exploration & Production

Abu Dhabi awards offshore sour gas contracts

Abu Dhabi is looking to high-cost offshore sour gas fields to meet its future gas demand Abu Dhabi is looking to high-cost offshore sour gas fields to meet its future gas demand.
By Verity Ratcliffe 15 January 2018 0 29091
Bu Tinah island off  the western coastline  of Abu Dhabi. Bu Tinah island off the western coastline of Abu Dhabi. (Aenaon)

Abu Dhabi is pressing on with the development of its offshore sour gas fields, preferring to develop expensive projects of its own rather than rely on foreign supply to meet its future gas demands.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) awarded two FEED contracts for its offshore sour gas project last week. ADNOC prequalified five companies for the contracts, a spokesperson for ADNOC told Interfax Natural Gas Daily. The company then picked Bechtel to work on the Hail and Ghasha fields, while Technip secured...