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Hail and Ghasha development project, United Arab Emirates – update

Offhore gas/oil rig

17th November 2023

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor


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Name of the Project
Hail and Ghasha development project.

The Ghasha ultrasour concession will tap into the Arab basin, in the United Arab Emirates.
Project Owner/s
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Wintershall Holding (10%), Eni (25%), BASF (25%) and PJSC Lukoil Oil Company (5%).

Project Description
The Hail and Ghasha development project is part of the Ghasha Concession, which is the world’s biggest offshore sour gas development.

The project is expected to produce more than 1.5-billion cubic feet of gas a day when it comes on stream, enough to provide electricity for more than two-million homes.

The project will also produce more than 120 000 bbl/d of oil and high-value condensates.

Phase 1 of the project includes the dredging, land reclamation and marine construction to build multiple artificial islands.

Ten new artificial islands and two causeways will be built, while the existing Al Ghaf island will be expanded.

The project will also capture 1.5-million tonnes a year of carbon dioxide (CO2) taking ADNOC’s committed investment for carbon capture capacity to almost four-million tonnes year. The CO2 will be captured, transported onshore and safely stored underground, while low-carbon hydrogen will be produced that can replace fuel gas and further reduce emissions. The project will also leverage clean power from nuclear and renewable sources from the grid.

Potential Job Creation
At peak construction, the project is expected to employ more than 3 500 people.

Capital Expenditure
Not stated.

Planned Start/End Date
First production is expected by 2025.

Latest Developments
Tecnimont, part of MAIRE’s Integrated E&C Solutions business unit, has been awarded a contract for the onshore processing portion of the Hail and Ghasha project.

The overall engineering, procurement and construction contract is valued at $8.7-billion and project completion is expected in 2028.

The scope of work includes two gas processing units, three sulphur recovery sections, the associated utilities and offsites, as well as export pipelines.

Key Contracts and Suppliers
National Marine Dredging Company (dredging, land reclamation and marine construction), KBR (PMC), Petrofac Emirates (processing facilities at Arzanah island – Dalma gas development – which includes inlet facilities with gas processing and compression units, power generation units, utilities and other associated infrastructure); Petrofac and SapuraKencana (wellhead platforms, removal and replacement of an existing topside, new pipelines, subsea umbilicals, composite and fibre-optic cables – Dalma gas development); and Technimont (onshore processing contract).

Contact Details for Project Information
ADNOC, email

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