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ADNOC awards $1.46 bil contracts for sour gas project amid self-sufficiency target

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EPC contracts to help develop Dalma field

Dalma part of Ghasha concession

Production from Dalma due for startup in 2025

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., or ADNOC, has awarded $1.46 billion contracts to develop Dalma sour gas field as part of the UAE energy company's plans to help OPEC's third biggest producer achieve gas self-sufficiency.

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UAE's National Petroleum Construction Co. and a joint venture between Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas and Target Engineering won the engineering, procurement and construction contracts, ADNOC said in a Nov. 18 statement.

Dalma field is part of the Ghasha concession, the world's largest offshore sour gas development, ADNOC added.

"ADNOC and its partners remain guided by our strategic production capacity objectives and sustainability ambitions," said Yaser Almazrouei, ADNOC's upstream executive director. "Together, we are responsibly progressing the Ghasha mega development to maximise value as well as support the gas self-sufficiency goal of the UAE."

Production from Dalma will commence in 2025 as part of the Ghasha project, which will start with around 340 MMcf/d and ramp up to produce more than 1.5 bcf/d by the end of the decade. ADNOC has completed seven development wells at Dalma field, which is located 190 kilometers northwest of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The Ghasha Concession comprises of the Hail, Ghasha, Hair Dalma, Satah, Bu Haseer, Nasr, SARB, Shuwaihat and Mubarraz fields. ADNOC's partners in the Ghasha Concession are Eni (25%), Wintershall Dea (10%), OMV (5%), and Lukoil (5%).