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Adnoc ... focusing on tapping more reserves and expanding refining capacity
Adnoc’s refining operations have undergone major expansion to keep
pace with the growing demand of UAE in terms of oil distribution. About $60 billion is planned to be invested in the UAE in a number of projects, which will see refining capacity increase by about 50 per cent
UAE, the fourth largest oil producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), has drawn up plans for the massive expansion of its oil and gas industry that will boost its oil output to 3.5 million barrels per day (mbpd) in 2016 against 2.5 mbpd at present.
Oxy set to drill at Shah in February
The sale of sulphur captured from Shah is critical to the profitability of Oxy, which is thought to have accepted a price of less than $1 per mmBtu to sell the gas to Adnoc
THE Occidental-led consortium Al Hosn Gas will take over drilling operations at Abu Dhabi’s Shah sour gas field in February, a company official says.
Mott MacDonald sees opportunities
The company, which has a well-established presence in the Middle East dating back to the 1960s, has in its portfolio of work major projects in the region
GLOBAL management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has recently been appointed on a number of key projects in Abu Dhabi mainly aimed at maintaining operational efficiency and production levels across various oil and gas fields.
Building reputation with safe performance, prompt service
Zakher Marine International (ZMI) has in the past 10 years, achieved remarkable growth, built new vessels and expanded the
fleet with younger vessels to meet the high standards and dynamic requirements of both local and international clientele
ZAKHER Marine International (ZMI) provides services to the marine and offshore oil and gas industry and is clearly focused on customer satisfaction and retention.
Catering to demanding sectors
Bohler Welding Group delivers a specialised portfolio of filler metals to fulfil the quality and productivity demands of the pipeline industry
WITH experience gained over many decades, the Böhler Welding Group (BWG), from their specialised brands, supplies welding consumables to demanding industries. More than 100,000 km of pipelines has been laid worldwide by using BWG filler metals.
Distinct oilfield service provider
In the UAE, Schlumberger Oilfield Services has been providing services since the 50s and has been recognised as a leader in oilfield safety and service quality
SCHLUMBERGER is the world’s leading oilfield services company supplying technology, information solutions and integrated project management that optimise reservoir performance for customers working in the oil and gas industry. Founded in 1926, today the company employs over 110,000 people of more than 140 nationalities working in approximately 80 countries.
Almajdouie says it moved the world’s largest evaporator weighing 4,891 tonnes
ALMAJDOUIE, a leading projects logistics and supply chain company, says it moved the world’s largest evaporator – the heaviest load ever moved in the Middle East.
Adgas on track to supply 1 bcfd natural gas by 2013
The company plans to deliver to the domestic market a mix of associated and non-associated gas from various reservoirs in Abu Dhabi’s offshore Umm Shaif oil and gas field operated by Adma-Opco
THE Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (Adgas) is on track to bring 1 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of natural gas ashore to supply the local market from 2013, a senior company official says.
Japan positive on UAE concessions
Japan was reassured about its concessions when the Supreme Petroleum Council last year granted the Abu Dhabi Oil Co, a subsidiary of Cosmo Oil, a 30-year extension
JAPAN has had “very positive” initial discussions with the Abu Dhabi oil ministry on the renewal of an oil concession that runs out in 2018 but is wary of being overly optimistic given that a number of foreign oil companies were competing for the same stakes, Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano says.
Advanced steel plates
Industeel supplies highly resistant normalised H2S resistant steel plates under its CarElso brand
MATERIAL failure linked to sulphides is a major issue in upstream oil and gas as well as in refining and petrochemistry for over half a century and is a likely risk in future exploitation as the hydrocarbon resources tend to become more corrosive.
Medco has high profile works going on in several GCC countries
MIDDLE East Dredging Company (Medco), previously operating as QDC, is a fully Qatari registered company established in June 2004. Principal shareholders are Qatari based United Development Company (UDC), Belgium’s Dredging and Environmental Marine Engineering (DEME) and the Ministry of Finance, Government of Qatar.
Rope access expert reaches out for challenging heights
Established in Dubai in 1993 with the main aim to provide blast and paint services to the marine industry, Megarme, today is a recognised inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) provider that offers turn-key services throughout the Middle East
THE offset locations, weather conditions, limited space and time available make maintenance in the oil and gas industry the most challenging task of all. The challenging environment further makes it difficult to pursue a successful project where one can deliver the applicable results on time, within budget and according to quality specifications.
Abu Dhabi must accept change in concession terms: Total
Total holds a 9.5 per cent interest in Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco), the group led by state-owned
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) that holds the concession for the emirate’s largest onshore oil fields
THE UAE emirate of Abu Dhabi must accept the inevitability of change as its major oil concessions come up for renewal, Total CEO Christophe de Margerie says.
Exxon speaks out on oil concessions
The firm’s public view on this score follows previous comments reflecting a wariness to share cutting-edge enhanced recovery technology within partnerships in the emirate
EXXONMOBIL chief executive Rex Tillerson says his company is engaged in “very active” talks over the fate of Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession, which will expire in just over two years.
Onshore fields plan being drafted
The world’s top oil majors are grouped in an awkward partnership at Abu Dhabi’s expiring onshore concession, but would prefer to keep the general framework
STATE-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc) is planning to finalise its long-awaited vision for its onshore oil fields, and – if it gets the green light from the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) – will present its initial parameters to foreign partners.
Shell eyeing more JVs with Adnoc
Shell Abu Dhabi has vital joint venture projects with Adnoc group companies such as Gasco and Adco to provide the energy needs of Abu Dhabi and other UAE emirates
SHELL will be looking to form more joint ventures with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) in the field of oil exploration and production, Dr John Barry, Shell’s vice president of Technical & Production Mena, Abu Dhabi country chair says.
Emdad planning to expand in region
The company has countered the economic downturn through diversification and expansion of its divisions, particularly the ORS, which is opening in Qatar and Libya
EMDAD, one of the leading providers of integrated services to the energy industry of UAE, having successfully notched up a number of projects in 2011, is planning to expand its operations. The company’s Own Risk Services (ORS) division is expanding. ORS is expected in mid-2012 to consolidate its cuttings management services, cathodic protection services, shutdown and turnaround services, whipstock services and its various joint venture services such as cementing and stimulation, painting and scaffolding, catering and life support for its current customers and focus on securing more wins locally with other Adnoc group operating companies, says a company spokesperson.
Debating issues of energy industry
Adnoc, in conjunction with Dome Exhibitions, has lined up a series of events for all oil and gas professionals interested in sharing global experiences in dealing with issues of energy
HIGH sour gas reservoirs are an enormous challenge for many oil and gas companies in terms of development, operation and production. However, over the last few years this has been changing primarily due to the power and infrastructure needs, particularly in the Middle East, as various sour gas projects continue to come on stream in order to contribute to this increase in gas demand.
Making a mark with weldings and valves
A well established name in welding and valves market, Turkish firm Gedik Holding is embarking on a $250 million production expansion plan
BUOYED by its over 40 per cent growth in export sales, Turkey-based Gedik Holding is embarking on a major expansion plan worth about $250 million in the coming years.
Saudicranes finds its market lifted
Konecranes’ takeover will further help the local crane manufacturer strengthen its leadership position in the market
SAUDI Cranes and Steel Works Factory (Saudicranes) is a reputed and leading company engaged in the manufacture of cranes in Saudi Arabia. Saudicranes, located in progressive Eastern Region’s Jubail Industrial City, is equipped with all the required manufacturing facilities and is backed up by a team of qualified engineering professionals with modern technical expertise. Saudicranes core business is design, manufacturing, modification, refurbishment, maintenance and supply of various types of industrial crane equipment.
Charting grand growth in UAE
Having established as one of the major players in the contracting business in Oman, Al Hassan Engineering has now established its foothold in the UAE
FROM securing their maiden order in 2009 in the UAE to ramping a workforce of 800+ in a short span of three years, the UAE based subsidiaries of Al Hassan Engineering Co (AHEC), one of Oman’s leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, have come a long way.
L&T secures Gasco deal
The project is part of Abu Dhabi’s plan to provide more supplies to utilities and the transportation sector
ABU DHABI Gas Industries Ltd (Gasco), says that it awarded Larsen and Toubro of India a Dh695 million ($189 million) engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract for a gas pipeline to supply a refinery and the water and electricity utility in the UAE capital.
Partner of choice
EPC services firm Consolidated Contractors Company is celebrating 60 years of quality and service
CONSOLIDATED Contractors Company (CCC) founded in 1952 is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year: that’s 60 years of providing innovative, practical solutions to a broad portfolio of markets and industries across the globe.
NPCC emerges significant global player in oil and gas
The Abu Dhabi-based company has steadily marched forward and emerged as one of the leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors in the onshore and offshore oil and gas sector in the Arabian Gulf and in other parts of the globe
NATIONAL Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) is a public joint stock company owned by the General Holding Corporation (GHC) and the Consolidated Contractors Group (CCC). While the GHC holds 70 per cent of the stake, CCC holds the remaining 30 per cent.