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February 18, 2022

Adnoc awards deals worth $1.94bn to boost oil production capacity

The deals have been awarded to Schlumberger Middle East, ADNOC Drilling, Haliburton Worldwide, and Weatherford Bin Hamoodah.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has awarded framework agreements worth $1.94bn (AED7.1bn) in total, for wireline logging and perforation services.

The framework agreements have been awarded to Schlumberger Middle East, Adnoc Drilling, Haliburton Worldwide Limited Abu Dhabi, and the Weatherford Bin Hamoodah Company.

The awards form part of Adnoc’s plan to enable drilling growth while contributing to its aim of increasing its crude oil production capacity to five million barrels per day (MMbpd) by 2030.

Adnoc Drilling will be responsible for delivering covers services, including cased hole and open hole, as well as perforation.

Adnoc managing director and group CEO and UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said: “The framework agreements announced today are a continuation of ADNOC’s unprecedented investment in services to enable the expansion of drilling activity required to responsibly unlock the UAE’s leading low-cost and low-carbon intensity oil, as well as the nation’s gas resources.

“Not only do these awards support our 2030 strategy, they are expected to deliver over 80% of in-country value to the UAE, and align with the UAE’s ‘Principles of the 50’ economic blueprint for sustainable growth.”

The framework agreement awards, which will run for five years, cover Adnoc’s onshore and offshore oil and gas fields. It will also include an option for a two-year extension.

Adnoc said that the framework agreement awards will support its requirement to drill thousands of new wells as part of its production capacity expansion plan.

In November 2021, ADNOC awarded contracts worth approximately $6bn (AED22bn) for well heads and related components, downhole completion equipment, and related services, as well as liner hangers and cementing accessories.

The five-year awards have an option to be extend for two additional years.

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