Wintershall is set to spud its first exploration well in Abu Dhabi’s undeveloped Shuweihat sour gas and condensate field in mid-November, MEES learns. Initial results are expected in 2Q14, with second and third exploration wells due in 4Q14. Wintershall (operator) and Austria’s OMV were awarded a license to explore Shuweihat in May 2012. State firm Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will participate in the development and production phases if the assessment of Shuweihat is successful.

Shuweihat is located just west of Ruwais, site of Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company’s (Takreer) two 140,000 b/d condensate splitters. (CONTINUED - 765 WORDS)