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ADNOC selects Shell to develop Bab Sour Gas project in Abu Dhabi
The two companies will now enter a period of commercial and technical work leading to the development of the Bab sour gas reservoirs, which are 150 kilometres south-west of the city of Abu Dhabi.
It is intended that the JV will be the operator, and that the gas will supply the local market in the United Arab Emirates.
Peter Voser, Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Shell is honoured to have been selected by ADNOC to develop the Bab sour gas reservoirs. We have more than 60 years’ experience of safe and successful sour gas field development globally and we will apply this experience, along with our leading research and development, and technology expertise, to the development of the Bab resource. We will also work closely with ADNOC to enhance the technical expertise of its workforce through effective knowledge transfer.
“We value our long and successful partnership with ADNOC, and look forward to continuing to play a role in helping the United Arab Emirates meet its energy needs.”
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Shell's presence in Abu Dhabi dates back to 1939 as a shareholder of Petroleum Development (Trucial Cost) Ltd. Today, Shell is a joint venture partner in the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) and in Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO).
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