The Ghasha mega-project is the world’s largest offshore sour gas development.
The multi-billion-dollar project will play a vital role in meeting the UAE’s gas self-sufficiency objective, in line with ADNOC’s integrated gas strategy. Approved by the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC), the integrated gas strategy aims to unlock and maximize value from Abu Dhabi’s substantial natural gas reserves..
ADNOC is exploring further and deeper with the help of cutting-edge technologies to find new pockets of oil and gas reserves within its shores.
We are working with China’s National Petroleum Corporation which will use its state-of-the-art 3D seismic surveys to scan for hydrocarbon reserves across an area of 53,000 square kilometers, roughly the size of the state of New Yok – and at depths of around 25,000 feet, around nine times the height of Burj Khalifa.
The UAE and China are strategic partners in the pursuit of energy security: Abu Dhabi is home to some of the world’s largest hydrocarbon reserves, while China is one of the world’s biggest oil and gas exporters.
In July 2018, ADNOC awarded an AED5.88 billion (US$1.6 billion) contract to CNPC to explore 30,000 sq km off the shores of the UAE and 23,000 sq km in its desert areas for crude oil and natural gas reserves, using its revolutionary 3D seismic technology.