DUBAI: The UAE announced on Monday the discovery of 80 trillion standard cubic feet of shallow gas resources in place between Saih Al Sidirah and Jebel Ali in the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively.
This new discovery reinforces the nation’s goal of achieving gas self-sufficiency, enabling major development projects in preparation for the next 50 years of the union, state news agency WAM reported.
The announcement was made during the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Dubai Supply Authority to continue to explore and develop the shallow gas resources in this area.
The discovery of the 80 TSCF of shallow gas resources was made within an area of 5,000 sq km between the two emirates with ADNOC drilling more than 10 exploration and appraisal wells, signifying the first time ADNOC has explored for hydrocarbon resources in Dubai.
Al Jaber said: “The discovery of shallow gas resources between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is a result of ADNOC’s drive to implement the leadership’s wise directives to efficiently acceler
The agreement was signed 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.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed said: “We look forward to working closely with ADNOC to further explore gas resources in the area between Abu Dhabi and Dubai as part of diversifying our energy resources. This collaboration will contribute to raising our long-term energy security, which is crucial to realising our aspirations in a new economic era of growth to be a leader in shaping the future of the region and the world, as well as enhancing the happiness and welfare of our people.”( Arabian Business )
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