Germany’s Wintershall was this week awarded a 10% stake in Abu Dhabi’s offshore Ghasha sour gas concession. It joins Italy’s Eni which bagged a 25% stake earlier this month (MEES, 16 November). With state firm Adnoc retaining 60%, there still remains 5% available for another partner.

The Ghasha concession covers ultra-sour gas fields which Adnoc says will produce 1.6bn cfd raw gas – although the high sulfur levels mean that sales gas volumes will ultimately be considerably less. Adnoc plans to build a 1.6bn cfd processing plant at Ruwais to handle the volumes, and FEED work is due to be completed in 1Q 2019. (CONTINUED - 449 WORDS)