Ghasha: oil&gas strengthen our presence in the United Arab Emirates

In 2018, we acquired a 25% stake in the concession in the United Arab Emirates which includes the Hail, Ghasha and Dalma fields.

The mega project in offshore Abu Dhabi

Hail, Ghasha and Dalma are located in the Al Dhafra region and will tap into the Arab basin, which is estimated to contain several trillion standard cubic feet of recoverable gas. The project will produce more than 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day (bcfd). Once completed, Ghasha will also produce more than 120,000 barrels of high-value oil and condensates per day.  In 2019 the final investiment decision for Ghasha project is taken. During 2021 the Dalma Gas Development was sanctioned. Production start-up of the 40-year concession is planned for 2022.

Safety first

Workplace safety is a fundamental principle that we share with employees, contract workers and local communities. For that reason, we implement all necessary measures to avoid accidents, including organisational models to assess and manage risk, training programmes, skills development and the promotion of a culture of safety.

Environment and community

The gas produced by the Hail, Ghasha and Dalma fields could satisfy more than 20 per cent of the demand of the UAE. We have never undertaken exploration or development work for hydrocarbons within the boundaries of natural sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list. In May 2019, we formally committed never to do so and officially instated a biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) policy – this had previously been followed in our operations and constitutes part of our transformation path. We are committed to long-term investment – looking beyond short-term profit to find ways to help create a more sustainable planet – as recognised in our new company mission, in turn inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.