Adnoc Sour Gas (ASG) has completed the expansion of its Shah gas field in the far south of the country, bringing capacity up to 1.45bn cfd. Located on the border with Saudi Arabia and a three-hour drive south of Abu Dhabi city, the Shah gas field is one of the largest ultra-sour developments in the world and is operated by Adnoc (60%) and US independent Occidental (Oxy, 40%).

Italy’s Saipem was awarded a $510mn contract in 2021 to expand the facility from 1.3bn cfd by the middle of this year (MEES, 18 June 2021). Oxy announced in its Q1 results on 10 May that the expansion was expected to be completed in Q2 around two months ahead of schedule, and sources confirm that the project has already been finished, with capacity now at 1.45bn cfd. (CONTINUED - 1348 WORDS)