ADNOC awards $1.17bn contract to hire 13 self-propelled jack-up barges

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded a $1.17 billion worth five-year contract for the hire of 13 self-propelled jack-up barges to drive offshore operational efficiencies and support the expansion of its crude oil production capacity to five million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030.

The contract was awarded by ADNOC Offshore to ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S) and underpins the world-class capabilities within ADNOC’s group companies. Over 80 percent of the award value will flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s successful In-Country Value (ICV) program, supporting local economic growth and diversification.

The 13 self-propelled jack-up barges are multi-purpose assets that enable rig-less operations and maintenance with single-point responsibility provided by ADNOC L&S, enabling enhanced efficiencies. The barges, which will be deployed across ADNOC’s offshore fields, are equipped to support a wide scope of operations, including project work, maintenance and accommodation.

Ahmad Saqer Al Suwaidi
Ahmad Saqer Al Suwaidi
CEO – ADNOC Offshore

“This significant award to ADNOC Logistics & Services will help deliver our production capacity expansion in offshore. ADNOC L&S has a proven track record in the industry, and their best-in-class expertise, together with the ready availability of these self-propelled jack-up barges, will help us drive efficiencies and flexibility while cementing ADNOC’s position as a leading low-cost and low-carbon energy producer. Critically, the award enables very high ICV, which can stimulate new business opportunities to support the growth and diversification of UAE’s economy in line with our wise leadership’s directives.”

Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, ADNOC Logistics & Services CEO, said that “We are extremely proud to continue the decades-long relationship between ADNOC Offshore and ADNOC Logistics & Services. We are committed to continuing to seize growth opportunities and deliver more value to ADNOC, and this announcement is another milestone in that journey. These vessels represent an important opportunity for growth and diversification for ADNOC L&S and will be a critical enabler of ADNOC Offshore’s growth.”

The self-propelled jack-up barges will be hired along with manpower and equipment. The barges will be utilized for rig-less well intervention and pre- and post-drilling operations, and topside maintenance and integrity restoration activities at our offshore assets. The award underpins the continued investment and development at ADNOC Offshore and ensures the responsible acceleration of growth and greater value for the UAE, ADNOC and its strategic partners.

Related: ADNOC Drilling secures $3.4bn contract to hire 8 jack-up offshore rigs


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