Bab is a producing conventional oil field located onshore the UAE and is operated by ADNOC Onshore. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block ADNOC Onshore. Buy the profile here.

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Two expansion projects are associated with the Bab conventional oil field, namely the Bab Further Development and the Bab Sustainable Project. The expansion projects are currently in the construction and commissioning stage, targeting start-up during 2024 – 2027.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil, BP, China National Petroleum, China ZhenHua Oil, GS Energy, Inpex and TotalEnergies.

Production from Bab

The Bab conventional oil field recovered 43.80% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2037. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2069. The field currently accounts for approximately 9% of the country’s daily output.

Contractors involved in the Bab conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Bab project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Nesma Holding

Main EPC: Archirodon Group, Galfar Engineering & Contracting WLL Emirates and China Petroleum Engineering

EPC Contractors: Robt Stone ME

Other Contractors: Descon Engineering, Paladon Systems, Gerab National Enterprises, Petro Risk Middle East and Velosi Asset Integrity and Engineering Consultancy Services

About ADNOC Onshore

ADNOC Onshore (ADNOC), formerly Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co, is engaged in exploration and production of oil and gas resources. The company provides onshore drilling services. It also offers e-services to its employees, suppliers and shareholders. The company operates and manages export terminals, oil and gas fields and pipeline networks to transport oil. ADNOC is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.

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This content was updated on 14 May 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Oil & Gas Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of 34,000+ oil and gas fields, 400,000+ exploration blocks, 1,100+ LNG terminals, 3,400+ gas processing plants, 5,000+ storage terminals, and 8,000+ pipelines, 1,400+ refineries and 13,000+ petrochemical plants worldwide.