ADNOC Awards $975 Mln Contract to Develop Offshore Field in UAE

The project involves dredging, land reclamation, and marine construction for artificial island G at the Lower Zakum field offshore.  (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The project involves dredging, land reclamation, and marine construction for artificial island G at the Lower Zakum field offshore. (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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ADNOC Awards $975 Mln Contract to Develop Offshore Field in UAE

The project involves dredging, land reclamation, and marine construction for artificial island G at the Lower Zakum field offshore.  (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The project involves dredging, land reclamation, and marine construction for artificial island G at the Lower Zakum field offshore. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

UAE’s ADNOC Offshore has awarded a 3.588 billion dirhams ($975 million) artificial island construction contract to ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S).

The project involves dredging, land reclamation, and marine construction for artificial island G at the Lower Zakum field offshore.

ADNOC L&S is primed to execute major offshore engineering, procurement, and construction contracts. “The EPC market is expected to experience substantial growth in the region in the coming years,” the company said.

The company offers a range of services to its customers while facilitating the growth of ADNOC Group’s upstream and downstream operations.

This is the maritime logistics company’s first major contract after being listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange last week.

“This contract award for the construction of the artificial island exemplifies our strategy to tap into new growth areas, showcasing the expanding range of services we offer to our customers and the trust that ADNOC Offshore has placed in us as their partner of choice,” Abdulkareem Al-Masabi, CEO of ADNOC L&S said.

The contract is part of Lower Zakum’s long-term development plan that seeks to unlock greater value while helping to meet the increasing global energy demand safely and sustainably.

ADNOC Offshore has extensive experience in deploying the artificial island concept for project delivery, resulting in significant cost savings and environmental benefits compared to conventional approaches that require more offshore installations and infrastructure.

The company has a fleet of 245 vessels and manages around 540 ships annually, in addition to its 1.5 million-square-meter integrated logistics base in Abu Dhabi.

ADNOC L&S expects growth of average annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. This growth will be driven by new contract awards, further expansion of the Integrated Logistics Services Platform, and optimized re-use of jack-up barges.



Saudi Crude Exports Rise to 6.118 Million bpd in May

Municipal police officers patrol the El Saler beach in the Albufera Natural Park, after the city council of Valencia closed three beaches on the Mediterranean coast following a suspected oil or fuel spill on the sand, in Valencia, Spain on July 17, 2024 (Photo by Jose Jordan / AFP)
Municipal police officers patrol the El Saler beach in the Albufera Natural Park, after the city council of Valencia closed three beaches on the Mediterranean coast following a suspected oil or fuel spill on the sand, in Valencia, Spain on July 17, 2024 (Photo by Jose Jordan / AFP)
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Saudi Crude Exports Rise to 6.118 Million bpd in May

Municipal police officers patrol the El Saler beach in the Albufera Natural Park, after the city council of Valencia closed three beaches on the Mediterranean coast following a suspected oil or fuel spill on the sand, in Valencia, Spain on July 17, 2024 (Photo by Jose Jordan / AFP)
Municipal police officers patrol the El Saler beach in the Albufera Natural Park, after the city council of Valencia closed three beaches on the Mediterranean coast following a suspected oil or fuel spill on the sand, in Valencia, Spain on July 17, 2024 (Photo by Jose Jordan / AFP)

Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports in May rose to 6.118 million barrels per day from 5.968 million bpd in April, official data showed on Wednesday.

Monthly export figures are provided by Riyadh and other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI), which published them on its website.

In the markets, oil prices rose on Wednesday, a day after Brent crude fell to its lowest level in a month, as the decline in US inventories helped offset the impact of indications of a slowdown in demand from China.

Brent crude futures increased 22 cents, or 0.26 percent, to $83.95 per barrel by 12:02 GMT. US West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 36 cents, or 0.45 percent, to $81.12 per barrel.

Both benchmarks fell in the previous three sessions, with Brent crude futures recording $83.30 on Tuesday, the lowest level since June 17.

Market sources, citing data from the American Petroleum Institute, said that US crude oil inventories fell by 4.4 million barrels in the week ending July 12.

Analysts polled by Reuters estimated crude stocks would fall by 33,000 barrels. The sources said that gasoline stocks increased by 365,000 barrels, and distillate stocks increased by 4.923 million barrels.

At the same time, rising geopolitical risks are supporting oil prices. A Liberia-flagged oil tanker was assessing damage and investigating a potential oil spill after it was attacked by the Houthis in the Red Sea, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Joint Maritime Information Center (JMIC) said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, official data this week showed that the Chinese economy grew 4.7 percent in the second quarter, the slowest pace since the first quarter of 2023, capping crude price gains.