ADNOC rediscovers oil and gas deposits at Ras Al Sadr after 75 years

  • Date: 16-May-2024
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:UAE
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ADNOC rediscovers oil and gas deposits at Ras Al Sadr after 75 years

For illustrative purposes only. Ras Al Sadr gas field is set to produce up to 100 million standard cubic feet (MMSCF) per day, equivalent to Sweden’s daily gas needs

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Abu Dhabi: ADNOC has returned to the Ras Al Sadr field to start gas production 75 years after the first exploration well was drilled there. In the 1950s, as the Middle East’s oil industry was being established, Abu Dhabi’s first exploratory well was drilled in Ras Al Sadr.

While the well was 'dry' and Abu Dhabi’s first commercial discovery came from another field, Ras Al Sadr is essentially where the oil and gas industry of Abu Dhabi started.

Fast-forward to today, and through advancements in technology and ADNOC’s industry-leading 3D mega seismic survey, oil and gas deposits were discovered that were not found in the area's first exploration activity 75 years ago.

The data gathered by the survey was interpreted at ADNOC’s Thamama Excellence Centre using advanced digitisation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, which pinpointed the location of the oil and gas resources and accelerated their development.

Leveraging its industry-leading innovative technologies, ADNOC achieved production seven months after discovery, an industry record-breaking time that sets a new benchmark in the