Adnoc signs Dh1.83bn contract with Oxy

Adnoc is developing the Al Hail and Ghasha oilfields. (Ashok Verma)

State-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has signed a technical agreement with US-based Occidental Petroleum to develop the Al Hail and Ghasha oilfields, Adnoc said in a statement.

"Under the terms of the new agreement, Adnoc and Oxy will cooperate in carrying out a number of activities that reach up to $500 million (Dh1.83 billon) in investment," Adnoc said in a statement.

"The agreement covers 3D seismic surveys, drilling of appraisal wells and conducting of engineering studies necessary for the fields' development."

Adnoc holds a 70 percent share in the fields development venture, while Occidental holds 30 percent, according to the statement.

Occidental also holds a 40 percent stake in Abu Dhabi's Al Hosn Gas project.

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