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ADNOC Drilling sets new record for longest well at Upper Zakum Concession

ADNOC Drilling sets new record for longest well at Upper Zakum Concession

Stretching 50,000 feet, the well is around 800 feet longer than the previous world record set in 2017

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ADNOC Drilling has announced that it has set a new world record for the longest oil and gas well at its Upper Zakum Concession.

Stretching 50,000 feet, the well is around 800 feet longer than the previous world record set in 2017.

ADNOC Drilling drilled the oil and gas well from Umm Al Anbar, one of ADNOC Offshore’s artificial islands. It is part of an extended reach well project designed and led by ADNOC Offshore, in collaboration with its Upper Zakum strategic international partners, ExxonMobil and INPEX/JODCO.

The extended-reach wells will tap into an undeveloped part of the giant Upper Zakum reservoir with the potential to increase the field’s production capacity by 15,000 barrels of oil per day, without the need to expand or build any new infrastructure.

Abdulrahman Abdullah Al Seiari, ADNOC Drilling CEO, said, “This incredible achievement is in line with ADNOC Drilling’s quest to deliver increased efficiency for our customers as we continue to create greater value for our shareholders. The delivery of this record-breaking well also demonstrates our commitment to lower operational costs, while enabling ADNOC to reach its oil and gas production capacity targets.”

Ahmad Saqer Al Suwaidi, ADNOC Offshore CEO, said: “ADNOC’s pioneering and innovative use of artificial islands, coupled with its world-leading drilling expertise, is enabling us to drive growth, maximize value and minimise the environmental footprint of our operations.”

ADNOC Offshore perfected the artificial island concept, resulting in significant cost savings and environmental benefits compared to conventional approaches that traditionally require more offshore installations and infrastructure.

In other developments, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was recently awarded a contract worth $1.53bn (Dhs5.62bn) to ADNOC Drilling. The award supports the expansion of ADNOC’s offshore operations. It also underpins the company’s objective to increase production capacity and meet the growing demand for reliable, lower carbon-intensity oil and gas.

Read: ADNOC Drilling awarded $1.53bn contract to help expand ADNOC’s offshore operations

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