Abu Dhabi Discovers Second Natural Gas Resource

  • Publish date: Monday، 01 August 2022
Abu Dhabi Discovers Second Natural Gas Resource
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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced on Friday a second discovery of natural gas resources in the first exploration well in Abu Dhabi's Offshore Block 2 Exploration Concession, operated by Eni.

The discovery from a new deeper reservoir indicates between 1 – 1.5 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of raw gas in place.

This significant find builds on the initial finding in February 2022 from a shallower target, taking the total amount of gas in place from this single well to 2.5 - 3.5 TSCF.

This latest discovery builds on previously announced exploration concession discoveries.

In May 2022, ADNOC also announced the discovery of approximately 100 million barrels of oil in place in Abu Dhabi's Onshore Block 3, operated by Occidental, while in December 2021, up to 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) in Onshore Block 4 Exploration Concession, which is operated by INPEX/JODCO was confirmed.

ADNOC launched Abu Dhabi's first and second competitive block bid rounds in 2018 and 2019, respectively, offering a set of major onshore and offshore blocks to international companies, on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi. Based on existing data from detailed petroleum system studies, seismic surveys, exploration and appraisal wells data, estimates suggest the blocks hold multiple billion barrels of oil and multiple trillion cubic feet of natural gas.