Abu Dhabi: A mega offshore gas project in the northwest of Abu Dhabi could meet 20 per cent of the UAE’s gas demand by the second half of the next decade, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) said on Tuesday as it awarded two Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contracts to develop Hail, Ghasha and Dalma fields to companies from the UK and the UAE.
Bechtel was awarded Hail and Ghasha contract, whereas TechnipFMC was awarded Dalma FEED contract, according to a statement from Adnoc.
Adnoc is harnessing its gas resources as part of its vision 2030 growth strategy keeping in mind the energy demand in the UAE.
“This FEED award provides Adnoc with the potential to unlock additional undeveloped sour gas reserves and will allow us to deliver against our strategic objective to ensure a sustainable and economic supply of gas,” said Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of Adnoc.
The Hail, Ghasha and Dalma project taps into Abu Dhabi’s Arab formation, which is estimated to hold multiple trillions of cubic feet of recoverable gas and from which the project is expected to produce more than one billion cubic feet of gas per day (cfd), enough gas to provide electricity to two million homes.