Abu Dhabi Nationwide Oil Firm (ADNOC) introduced a second discovery of pure gasoline assets within the first exploration properly in Abu Dhabi’s Offshore Block 2 Exploration Concession, operated by Eni. The invention from a brand new deeper reservoir signifies between 1 – 1.5 trillion customary cubic ft (TSCF) of uncooked gasoline in place.
This vital discover builds on the preliminary discovering in February 2022 from a shallower goal, taking the full quantity of gasoline in place from this single properly to 2.5 – 3.5 TSCF.
A consortium, led by Eni and PTT Exploration and Manufacturing Public Firm Restricted (PTTEP), was awarded the exploration rights for Offshore Block 2 in 2019 as a part of ADNOC’s debut aggressive block bid spherical.
Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Govt Director, mentioned: “This discovery additional highlights how ADNOC’s accelerated exploration and improvement program is figuring out untapped hydrocarbon assets, creating long-term worth for the UAE. We’re notably happy to see Eni and PTTEP pursuing deeper zones, which has demonstrated further potential assets in place. We look ahead to persevering with to work with all our strategic companions to sustainably establish and additional unlock Abu Dhabi’s hydrocarbon assets.”
Each discoveries leveraged insights from ADNOC’s ongoing 3D mega seismic survey, underpinning the essential function the survey is enjoying because it makes use of state-of-the-art applied sciences to assist establish new hydrocarbon assets throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
This newest discovery builds on beforehand introduced exploration concession discoveries. In Might 2022, ADNOC additionally introduced the invention of roughly 100 million barrels of oil in place in Abu Dhabi’s Onshore Block 3, operated by Occidental, whereas in December 2021, as much as 1 billion barrels of oil equal (BBOE) in Onshore Block 4 Exploration Concession, which is operated by INPEX/JODCO was confirmed.
ADNOC launched Abu Dhabi’s first and second aggressive block bid rounds in 2018 and 2019 respectively, providing a set of main onshore and offshore blocks to worldwide firms, on behalf of the Authorities of Abu Dhabi. Based mostly on present information from detailed petroleum system research, seismic surveys, exploration and appraisal wells information, estimates recommend the blocks maintain a number of billion barrels of oil and a number of trillion cubic ft of pure gasoline.