ADNOC awards $1.8bn worth 5 contracts for drilling services

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded five framework agreements valued at $1.83 billion for Directional Drilling and Logging While Drilling (LWD) to expand the production capacity of its low carbon oil and gas resources to help meet the world’s growing demand for energy.

The framework agreements are the largest-of-its-kind in the oil and gas industry and were awarded to Al Ghaith Oilfield Supplies and Services Company, Al Mansoori Directional Drilling Services (Al Mansoori), Schlumberger Middle East S.A (Schlumberger), Haliburton Worldwide Limited Abu Dhabi (Haliburton) and Weatherford Bin Hamoodah Company (Weatherford), following a competitive tender process.

The awards cover ADNOC’s onshore and offshore fields and will run for five years with an option for a further two years. Over 75 percent of the award value could flow back into the UAE economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program over the duration of the agreements.

Yaser Saeed Almazrouei
Yaser Saeed Almazrouei
Upstream Executive Director

“As ADNOC responds to rising global energy demand, we are responsibly ramping up drilling activities to further unlock Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas resources which have some of the lowest carbon intensity in the world. These awards build on our ongoing investments in drilling services and they will deliver substantial in-country value for the nation to support economic growth and diversification, in line with the UAE Leadership’s wise directives.”

The framework agreement awards will support ADNOC’s requirement to drill thousands of new wells to expand its production capacity to five million barrels per day (mmbpd) by 2030.

ADNOC is optimizing its procurement approach to reflect market dynamics, focusing on long-term contracts with an optimal number of suppliers that provide stable and reliable delivery at highly competitive rates.

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