ADNOC awards 3% interest in SARB & Umm Lulu offshore concession to SOCAR

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement to award a 3 percent participating interest in the SARB and Umm Lulu offshore concession to SOCAR, a state-owned national oil and gas company in Azerbaijan. 

This award builds on the strategic energy partnership between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Azerbaijan and deepens ADNOC’s growing partnership with SOCAR across the energy value chain.  

The SARB and Umm Lulu concession deploys cutting-edge digitalization and AI technologies for remote monitoring, smart well operations and production management to optimize production efficiency, reduce emissions, enhance safety and increase production capacity.

Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy_ADNOC awards interest in SARB & Umm Lulu Concession to SOCAR
Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy
Executive Director,
ADNOC Upstream

“We are very pleased to welcome SOCAR to the SARB and Umm Lulu concession. This award supports ADNOC’s strategy to leverage strategic partnerships and advanced technologies to maximize value from Abu Dhabi’s energy resources to ensure a secure, reliable and responsible supply of energy.” 

This agreement builds upon previous collaborations between the two companies, including ADNOC’s acquisition of a 30 percent equity stake in the Absheron gas and condensate field in the Caspian Sea and a Strategic Collaboration Agreement on the potential development of low-carbon energy technologies, including hydrogen and geothermal.

Rovshan Najaf, President of SOCAR said that, “This is our first international upstream investment and we are particularly delighted to make this investment in Abu Dhabi, building upon our bilateral strategic relationships. We are committed to advancing our energy partnership with ADNOC even further and continue cooperating in many more projects of mutual interest.”

Both fields at the SARB and Umm Lulu concession use Intelligent Well Surveillance (IWS) technology, allowing them to operate wells at an optimum rate to drive operational efficiency. 

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