Middle East

United Arab Emirates

The UAE is one of the few Opec members actively investing to boost crude production capacity, as it targets 5mn b/d by 2030 to secure its position as the group’s No.3.

State of Play

The UAE is advancing ambitious plans to become a net gas exporter through developing unconventional reserves and sour gas. Meanwhile, state firm Adnoc is targeting 5mn b/d production capacity by 2030.

2019 In Numbers
Crude Output 3.05 mn b/d
Crude Exports 2.82 mn b/d
Gas Output 7.74 mn cfd
Refining Capacity 1.12 mn b/d
LNG Exports 5.9 mn tons
Oil Rig Count 58 -
Gas Rig Count 4 -


Dubai’s Enoc Imports Qatari Condensate, But Iran Remains The Missing Piece

With the end of the Qatar embargo Dubai's Enoc has resumed importing Qatari condensate. Volumes will help fill the void caused by the continued sanctions on Iran.

Dubai's Enoc Has Had To Find A Diverse Range Of Condensate Suppliers To Replace Sanctioned Iranian Barrels, With Libya Emerging As The Largest Supplier ('000 b/d)
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Exports Of Abu Dhabi’s Flagship Murban Crude Grade Overwhelmingly Flow East To Asia (‘000 b/d)

Exports Of Upper Zakum To China More Than Doubled In 2020 (mn b/d)

Abu Dhabi Gas Production Dropped Further In 2019 (bn cfd)

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