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Maharashtra’s Chief Minister yesterday informed about identifying a new site for the proposed $44 billion oil refinery built by a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, ADNOC and state-run oil firms. Maharashtra has selected Raigad district, about 100 kms from Mumbai for the refinery. The 1.2 million bpd refinery and associated petrochemical complex, which was earlier supposed to be constructed in Ratnagiri, faced vehement protests from the farmers in the region.
State-run, ADNOC is looking to expand business activities outside UAE. The oil major aims at drilling outside the UAE, apart from a 40% ramp up in drilling of local conventional resources by 2025. Oilfield services giant, BHGE, which owns 5% stakes in ADNOC Drilling, will assist the company in carrying out local drilling operations. ADNOC Drilling recently concluded the first “fully integrated drilling services” well in the Al Dabbyia field.
OMV and ADNOC have agreed to work together in the petrochemical sector. Both companies will look for better opportunities and will make use of OMV's recycling expertise. Austria's energy company has agreed to pay $2.5 billion to ADNOC for 15% stakes in its refining business. Further, both the companies have signed two MoUs to explore future projects and set up a JV.
Japanese firm, Inpex Corporation has secured an onshore exploration concession in Abu Dhabi’s competitive block bid round. In a company statement released yesterday, state-run firm ADNOC has awarded Onshore Block 4 to Inpex Corp for 35 years. ADNOC said that the Japanese oil company will invest up to $175.89 million in the block.
UAE state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation (ADNOC) has entered into a definitive agreement with U.S. investment firms KKR and BlackRock. The $4 billion midstream pipeline infrastructure deal is expected to close in 3Q2019. While the consortium of KKR and BlackRock will own 40% stakes in the entity, ADNOC will own the rest. ADNOC will also hold sovereignty over the pipelines and management of operations.
UAE state-run ADNOC Refining has awarded a contract to John Wood Group for a new refinery in Ruwais. The contract requires Wood to deliver Pre-Front End Engineering and Designing (Pre-FEED) for the refinery in Ruwais. The contract award is in line with ADNOC’s renewed focus on the downstream sector. The oil major is now accelerating its $45 billion downstream expansion project announced last year.
UAE state-owned ADNOC yesterday awarded a $1.36 billion contract to UAE’s National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC). The contract requires NMDC to construct 10 artificial islands and 2 causeways in the first development phase of the Ghasha concession. The terms of the contract also require NMDC to expand an existing island. The project will support the development of Ghasha island and is slated for completion in 38 months.
UAE’s state-run oil firm, ADNOC informed on Saturday about awarding an onshore block to US oil and gas firm, Occidental Petroleum. The award will provide Occidental with a 35-year concession to the Onshore Block 3, which spans across an area of 5,782 square kilometres in al-Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi. Occidental will put in an investment of approximately $244 million during the exploration phase of the block.
Eni SpA and PTT Exploration and Production Pcl have received rights for the exploration of oil and natural gas in Abu Dhabi. The energy majors have committed to invest at least $230 million to assess the offshore blocks. Once the production phase is reached, ADNOC will have the option to retain 60% of the fields. ADNOC’s CEO said “We are engaging with partners who actually put skin in the game”.
On Wednesday, OMV announced that it has signed a concession agreement with ADNOC. After this agreement, the Austrian oil and gas group will get 5% stakes in the Ghasha offshore gas and condensate fields which in turn will increase its prominence in the region. The Ghasha project of ADNOC includes three major development plans- Hail, Ghasha and Dalma.
Spanish engineering firm, Tecnicas Reunidas has secured an engineering design contract for ADNOC and Cespa’s joint project in Ruwais. The linear alkylbenzene (LAB) plant will also be the first derivative unit developed under the $45 billion-Ruwais downstream investment programme. An ADNOC statement read that the plant will manufacture 225,000 tonnes of normal paraffins per year and 150,000 tonnes of linear alkyl benzene per year.
As reported by Reuters, Saudi Aramco and ADNOC’s prominent $50 billion refinery and petrochemical project in India has been delayed by two years. The proposed coastal refinery with 1.2 mbpd processing capacity will be built by RRPL, a JV between state-owned firms and Saudi Aramco and ADNOC. The project is scheduled for commission in 2023.
ADNOC has awarded Zhenhua Oil 4% stakes in its onshore oil concession which was previously owned by CEFC China Energy Co. Ltd. Zhenhua Oil is China’s state owned oil company and is indirectly owned by the Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. CEFC bought 4% stakes in onshore oilfields of ADNOC in February 2019 for $900 million.
Germany’s energy major, Wintershall Holding has been awarded 10% stakes in the Ghasha ultra-sour gas mega project by UAE. The energy giant, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) informed about this deal on Monday. The foundation of this deal is ADNOC’s new integrated gas strategy which has been focused upon unlocking and maximizing value from Abu Dhabi’s gas reserves. Abu Dhabi wants to be gas self-sufficient in the coming future.
The state oil giant of UAE, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) gave 25% stakes of its Ghasha sour gas concession to Italian company, Eni. As per the information from the oil major, it will announce its new partners for this offshore project in the coming weeks. ADNOC said in a statement that the further announcement would revolve around the opening of six oil and gas blocks for competitive bidding.
The CEOs of Saudi Aramco and ADNOC have signed a strategic framework agreement on Monday for creating opportunities of cooperation in natural gas and LNG sector. Under this, both the companies will function together to assess investment opportunities in these sectors, and exchange knowledge in the growth markets. ADNOC’s CEO said “Increased cooperation between ADNOC and Saudi Aramco will ensure greater energy security and long-term economic prosperity for both nations,”
ADNOC has taken an important step towards the execution of its 2030 smart growth strategy by investing $1.4 billion in its Bu Hasa field. This investment is to develop and expand the field which in return will increase its crude oil production capacity to 650,000 bpd. ADNOC Onshore, subsidiary of ADNOC operates the field and has awarded EPC contract to Tecnicas Reunidas SA.
Eni has been awarded 25% stakes in a mega offshore gas project of ADNOC. CEO of Eni and UAE Minister of State and ADNOC’s Group CEO have signed a concession agreement for the same. Under this, Eni will be paying 25% of the development cost to enter the concession. This 40 year term project includes Hail, Ghasha, Dalma and other offshore fields which are located in the Emirate’s Al Dhafra region.