Germany’s Wintershall, together with partners Abu Dhabi’s state-owned ADNOC and Austria’s OMV (24.9%-owned by Abu Dhabi’s IPIC) is set to spud its first exploration well at its Shuweihat sour gas concession in Abu Dhabi in the first half of December.

Operator Wintershall has high hopes for Shuweihat. Regional VP Klaus Langemann tells MEES on the sidelines of this week’s ADIPEC conference in Abu Dhabi: “The plan is that we spud this first onshore well by the end of the year and then take some 120 to 150 days to evaluate… We are already preparing the offshore wells that will be spudded in the second half of next year. Tendering for the offshore exploration is underway.” (CONTINUED - 722 WORDS)