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27. Shah Gas Development

Project Overview

The work on the Shah field is aimed at

producing up to 1 billion cubic feet a day (cf/d) of gas to help boost Adnoc’s output to a targeted 6 billion cf/d.

The gas will primarily be used as feedstock for new power, desalination and petrochemical plants in Abu Dhabi and the northern emirates, but some will be reinjected into Abu Dhabi’s oil fields to maintain reservoir pressure.

The gas produced at the field will be stripped of its sulphur, which will be transported separately for processing and distribution at facilities in Habshan and Ruwais. The natural gas will travel on the same route.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi power supply and demand

Abu Dhabi prepares energy overhaulSubscription

The need to restructure the UAE’s energy sector has grown more urgent following the launch of the country’s nuclear power programme

Supply and demand: Domestic gas consumption has outsripped production in recent years

Abu Dhabi takes on gas deficitSubscription

The Shah project is providing a boost to gas availability in the UAE, but it is only part of its strategy

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Kuwait growth fails to lift Gulf indexSubscription

UAE records biggest decline in value of projects market since August

Abu Dhabi power sector

Abu Dhabi faces power supply shortfallSubscription

The emirate will have to move forward with its delayed Mirfa independent water and power project as soon as possible to avoid a potential power shortage

Abu Dhabi peak demand

Abu Dhabi electricity demand to soar Subscription

Peak electricity demand in Abu Dhabi is set to rise

Shah Gas Development: Offsite & UtilitiesSubscription

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company is developing the Shah sour gas field along with the US’ Occidental Petroleum

Shah Gas Development: Gas Process PlantSubscription

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company is developing the Shah sour gas field along with the US’ Occidental Petroleum


Abu Dhabi set to bolster Western Region economy

Situated in Arabia’s Empty Quarter, Al-Gharbia is, by far, the UAE’s most sparsely-populated region

Abu Dhabi hydrocarbons field locations

Ruwais flourishes on energy schemes

Abu Dhabi oil production fuels growth of Al-Gharbia’s industrial hub

Proposed Ethihad railway stations

Etihad Rail to boost economy

Network to support Western Region’s growing industrial base

Abdul Aziz al-AmeriSubscription

Abdul Aziz al-Ameri is senior vice-president of major projects, Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco)

Neil ReynoldsSubscription

Neil Reynolds is senior vice-president, managing director for the Middle East, North Africa and India, CH2M Hill

Martin MairSubscription

Martin Mair is vice-president of operations, Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company

Omur AkaySubscription

Omur Akay is senior vice-president and managing director, Middle East & North Africa, CH2M Hill

Scott PowersSubscription

Scott Powers is general manager, Abu Dhabi, Fluor Middle East


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Key Facts

  • Client: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc); Oxy

  • Sector: Oil & Gas

  • Stage: Execution

  • Budget: $11.3bn

  • Completion date: Q4 2014

  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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