Exploration of Abu Dhabi’s Offshore 2 block continues to yield rewards, with gas-in-place estimates revised up to 2.5-3.5tcf on 29 July. Adnoc says that the upgrade follows the discovery of an additional 1-1.5tcf from “a new deeper reservoir.” Offshore 2 is being explored by Eni (70%) and Thailand’s PTTEP (30%) after they were awarded the asset in January 2019 through a competitive bid round.

The partners had announced in February the discovery of “1.5-2tcf of raw gas in place in multiple good quality reservoirs of the Jurassic” from the XF-002 exploration well (MEES, 4 February). They noted that drilling would continue in Q2, following which “the size of the well final findings will be assessed,” adding that “drilling operations will continue to reach the deeper exploration targets of the Khuff and Pre-Khuff Formations.” (CONTINUED - 315 WORDS)