Abu Dhabi's state-owned National Oil Co (ADNOC) plans to cut 5,000 jobs by the end of the year, and 2,000 of the lay-offs have already been carried out, Middle East news service MEED has reported.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Co., which produces oil and natural gas from Canada to North Africa, reported a net loss for the first quarter as revenue declined because of lower crude and natural gas prices.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Co is considering whether to sell its overseas oil and gas assets to another Abu Dhabi state-owned entity as it focuses on its core business of power generation and water production.
The world's first ultra-sour gas project has been officially opened by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company(ADNOC) in a joint venture with Occidental Petroleum.
Oil markets will probably balance by the end of next year, with prices rising in the medium term, according to Sultan Al Jaber, the new head of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.
Abu Dhabi stocks entered a bull market, leading Mideast gauges higher, as rising oil prices added to growing bullish sentiment across global equities.
Abu Dhabi, the Persian Gulf emirate that holds about 6 percent of global crude reserves, replaced the head of its state oil company with an executive who spent the last 10 years investing in energy as prices languish near a 12- year low.
Churchill Drilling Tools will launch its HyPR HoleSaver in the Middle East. The expansion comes after successful deployments of the hydraulic pipe recovery tool in the North Sea and the Gulf Of Mexico.
Acoustics specialist OptaSense, has signed an agency agreement with Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Automation Services and Oilfield Supplies (GASOS).
Tecnicas Reunidas has been awarded a $310million contract from Abu Dhabi Oil Company Limited (ADOC) for early production facilities in the Haild field. The contract work is expected to last around 20 months and consists of onshore works to be developed in the islands of Mubarraz and Hail.
Sparrows Group has won a five-year deal with Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) in the Middle East. The successful re-tender came through the company’s local partner Abu Dhabi Oilfield Services. The company will provide operations and maintenance support to all cranes and lifting equipment aboard offshore platforms and the Al Hyleh Barge in the UAE and Zirku Islands.
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp., the company developing the Gulf Arab region’s first nuclear power plant, is reviving plans to borrow from banks and other financial institutions to help fund the $25 billion project, four people with knowledge of the matter said. Export-Import Bank of Korea will provide about $1.5 billion for the project, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. Enec, as the company is known, is also in talks with five banks to provide about $250 million for the project, they said. HSBC Holdings Plc is advising Enec on the deal, and Standard Chartered is advising Korea Electric Power Corp., which will build and operate the nuclear plant, the people said.
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded an extension for its Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract for the UZ750 project. The agreement is for the Upper Zakum field 84 kilometres north-west of Abu Dhabi. The Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) awarded the contract as it operated the field through a venture involving the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ExxonMobil and the Japan Oil Development Company.
Completions and technology provider Qedi has opened its first office in Abu Dhabi.
Dana Gas, one of the largest oil and gas investors in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, said on Sunday that it had obtained a favourable ruling from a London arbitration tribunal in its dispute with Kurdistan authorities. The Abu Dhabi-listed firm, which leads a consortium of investors, had filed an arbitration case in London in October 2013 against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), seeking to confirm its contract rights and to obtain payments for products which it had delivered.
Abu Dhabi, with 6 percent of global crude reserves, selected GS Energy Corp. of South Korea to join Japan’s Inpex Corp. as the second Asian partner in the Persian Gulf emirate’s biggest onshore oil concession. GS Energy secured a 3 percent stake for 40 years in the venture, it said in a statement. Another South Korean company, Korea National Oil Corp., said it will provide technical support to GS Energy in the project. State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co confirmed the award Wednesday. Inpex won a 5 percent stake in the venture last month.
Solar Impulse, an ultralight plane powered only by the sun’s rays, took off from Abu Dhabi yesterday in an attempt to fly around the world without using fuel. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg, the project’s founder, is at the controls of the single-seat aircraft for the first leg of the journey spanning 250 miles to Muscat in Oman, estimated to take about 12 hours.
A 150million-year-old rock took centre stage during an oil and gas-related visit by Germany's economics minister, Sigmar Gabriel, to Abu Dabi today. The rock is the first piece of a drill core from the Shuwaihat natural gas and condensate field.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a technical agreement with Occidental Petroleum to develop the al-Hail and Ghasha oil fields. ADNOC holds a 70% share in the fields development venture, while Occidental holds the remaining 30%.
Total has signed a new 40 year onshore concession agreement with the Supreme Petroleum Council of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi (UAE) and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). The deal will give the French company a 10% participating interest in the concession, which covers the 15 principal onshore oil fields of the region and represents more than half of the Emirate's production.