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Adma-Opco in mega projects to boost production



Abu Dhabi’s leading offshore oil company Adma-Opco is pushing ahead with mega projects to boost capacity to nearly one million barrels per day (bpd) within 10 years, according to its general manager.

Ali Al Jarwan said the Abu Dhabi Marine Oil Operations Company is currently producing around 600,000bpd, nearly a quarter of the UAE’s total crude output.

In an interview with the Adnoc News, the quarterly bulletin of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Jarwan said Adma-Opco’s projects cover three areas and they would boost its capacity by 50 per cent in few years.

“Our projects cover wide scope mainly in three areas: replacement and upgrade of existing assets, expansion in the existing surface facilities to de-bottleneck restrictions and improve handling of bigger capacities, and thirdly development of new scheme to increase the sustainable production capacity,” he said.

“Adma-Opco currently is able to produce 600,000bpd with compliance to both reservoir management best practice and the HSE standard of excellence… within the next few years, the production capacity will be increased by nearly 50 per cent and the company’s potential can reach one million bpd by 2019,” said

Adma-Opco, which is controlled by Adnoc, is the largest offshore company in the UAE and one of the biggest oil companies in the world. Its expansion plans are part of a major development programme being carried out by Abu Dhabi to expand its crude oil and gas output capacity in the short and long term.

Another major UAE oil firm, the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Operations (Adco) has also embarked on plans to raise capacity to over one million bpd.