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UAE moves gas expansion centre stage

The company is doubling down on developing its largely untapped gas reservoirs, although costs and technological challenges persist The company is doubling down on developing its largely untapped gas reservoirs, although costs and technological challenges persist.
By James Gavin 21 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production 0 34803
Al-Hosn gas complex, Abu Dhabi. (Al-Hosn)

The key issue: The UAE is aiming for gas self-sufficiency within five years supported by ambitious plans for developing its sour and unconventional reserves.

Interfax analysis: While global attention has been fixed on Saudi Aramco’s IPO, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) has been quietly laying tracks for its pivot towards gas with a concerted effort to develop its large and untapped unconventional and sour gas reserves.

Delegates in Abu Dhabi for the ADIPEC conference last week were left in no doubt: gas is centre...