Al Dhafra Petroleum (Adnoc 60%, Korean state firm KNOC 30%, GS Energy 10%) has begun producing from the Haliba field in south eastern Abu Dhabi. Adnoc confirmed production on 2 July, marking Al Dhafra’s first output in the emirate. Output is slated to reach 40,000 b/d by the end of the year, which is an advance on previous plans where this benchmark was to be hit in 2020 (MEES, 16 February 2018). Adnoc is targeting a capacity increase from 3.5mn b/d to 4mn b/d by end-2020.

Adnoc says “Al Dhafra Petroleum plans to accelerate oil production from these fields by utilizing modularized production units that provide swift and innovative production capability and will transport the oil for processing using trucks.” Oil will be processed at the nearby Asab Central Degassing Station. Under the initial plans a 65km pipeline to Asab was planned, the status of which remains unclear. Crude oil will then be exported from Adnoc’s onshore terminals – either Jebel Dhanna in Abu Dhabi, or Fujairah. (CONTINUED - 163 WORDS)