Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Co (Gasco) is studying the development of an offshore sour gas field and is unlikely to involve foreign firms in early planning, the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) reported. ( GN )
Gasco, a unit of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc), is conducting its own study on the potential for the offshore Hail sour gas field, the magazine reported.
"This is early work but no international contractors are being canvassed, which suggest the initial engineering and design may be done in-house," said an executive close to Gasco, according to MEED.
"Although the Hail fields fall within the concession of the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Operations, development of the project is now expected to come under the remit of Gasco," the magazine added, without citing any sources.
The field could produce up to 500 million cubic feet a day of sour gas, according to a conservative forecast, MEED added.
Last month, Adnoc and ConocoPhillips signed a long-expected deal to develop sour gas reserves within the onshore Shah field.
That was one of the largest upstream projects in the past year open to international companies competing for limited access to the Middle East's oil and gas fields.