ADNOC Awards Contracts Worth $3.6 Billion
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded three contracts for the procurement of casing and tubing, whose combined scope is Dh13.2 billion ($3.6 Billion), one of the world's largest in this category.
The will maximize value for ADNOC across its drilling value chain and underpinning its strategy to deliver a more profitable upstream business.
The contracts – which were awarded to Consolidated Suppliers Establishment, representing Tenaris S.A. (from Luxembourg); Abu Dhabi Oilfield Services Company, representing Vallourec S.A. (from France); and Habshan Trading Company, representing Marubeni Corporation (from Japan) – have a combined scope of Dh13.2 billion ($3.6 billion) and the potential to achieve In-Country Value of over 50 per cent.
This includes more than Dh367 million ($100 million) in foreign direct investment, over the next five years, to establish a state-of-the-art oil country tubular goods (OCTG) threading plant and repair centre, and a training academy in Abu Dhabi to enhance local expertise and generate value for the UAE.
Under the terms of the contracts, the three companies will supply a combined total of 1 million metric tons of casing and tubing – which by comparison is equivalent to the distance from Abu Dhabi to Houston – over 5 years, to support ADNOC’s drilling activities.
The award marks the first in a series of drilling-related procurement expenditures with an overall value of Dh55 billion ($15 billion) that ADNOC plans to make in the next five years and is part of its Dh486 billion five-year capital expenditure (CAPEX) approved by Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) in November 2018. The other procurement categories – excluding this award – are Downhole Completion Equipment, Wellheads, and X-Mas Trees, Liner Hangers, Drilling Fluids, Directional Drilling, Cementing, and Wireline Logging.
“The award of contracts with a combined scope that is one of the world’s largest for tubing and casing follows a highly competitive bid process. It underscores ADNOC’s optimisation efforts to drive commerciality across our growing portfolio,” said Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, ADNOC Upstream executive director.
“These agreements will provide ADNOC with increased flexibility to proactively respond to the demands of the evolving energy landscape as we ramp up our drilling activities and deliver our 2030 strategy,” he added