15-year Abu Dhabi gas contract to power Dubai

By Angel Chan

Adnoc signs 15-year Gas Sales Agreement with Dubai Supply Authority

ABU DHABI 7 February 2018: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) signed a 15-year gas sales agreement with Dubai Supply Authority (Dusup) for the supply of natural gas, to help meet Dubai’s energy needs.

The agreement was signed, at Adnoc headquarters, by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Director General of Dusup and Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Adnoc Group CEO.

“Twenty years ago this month I had the privilege to sign the gas supply agreement… that resulted in Adnoc constructing the Taweelah–Jebel Ali pipeline and the beginning of gas deliveries from Adnoc to Dubai in 2001,” said Sheikh Ahmed.


“It gives me great pleasure to sign again for Dusup for the continuation of the contract. In doing so, we believe that we are not only extending energy cooperation between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in time, but also building on the foundations, originally laid in 1998 and reinforced over the years, to expand the breadth and depth of our energy relations now and in the future.”

Dr Al Jaber said: “This agreement underscores Adnoc’s commitment to meeting the growing energy needs of the UAE. We will harness our gas resources for the benefit of the nation.”

As part of its 2030 smart growth strategy, Adnoc plans to access undeveloped tight reservoirs, tap into its gas caps and expand sour gas production, ensuring that it delivers a sustainable and economic gas supply to meet the UAE’s growing demand for energy. In addition, it has commenced an exploration drilling programme to explore for, and appraise, the potential of individual gas deposits in tight reservoirs.

Last month, Adnoc announced the awarding of two Front End Engineering Design (Feed) contracts for its planned offshore ultra-sour gas mega project, which consists of the Hail, Ghasha and Dalma fields, from which Adnoc expects to produce more than one billion cubic feet of gas per day, enough gas to provide electricity to two million UAE homes.

Following the signing of the agreement, Sheikh Ahmed, accompanied by Dr Al Jaber, visited Adnoc’s Panorama Command Centre, a key part of organisation-wide digital transformation, which will help deliver a more profitable upstream; a more valuable downstream and an economic, sustainable gas supply.

The centre draws from data points across Adnoc’s businesses, from the upstream to the downstream and global distribution network. Using smart analytical models and advanced artificial intelligence platforms, it generates operational insights and recommends new pathways to enhance performance and unlock value.