Abu Dhabi is pushing forward with its delayed plans to raise capacity to 3.5mn b/d by late this decade. Offshore fields will provide the key boost. But the award of an onshore ADCO concession has also been pushed back.

The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) has started initial production from the offshore Umm Lulu field, which will add 105,000 b/d to the UAE’s oil production capacity when fully developed in 2018. Umm Lulu is the first greenfield project to come on in Abu Dhabi for some time. (CONTINUED - 1616 WORDS)