Bab is a producing conventional oil field located onshore the UAE and is operated by ADNOC Onshore . The field is located in block ADNOC Onshore.

An expansion project is associated with the Bab, namely Bab Development. This project is currently in the commissioning stage, expected to start in 2022.

Field participation details

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

Production from Bab

The Bab conventional oil field recovered 46.47% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2032. The peak production will approximately 480.15 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. 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.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 3,953.47 Mmboe, comprised of 3,953.47 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Bab conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.86% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Bab conventional oil field

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

Design/FEED Engineering: EPConsult Energies and Petrofac

Main EPC: Archirodon Group , China Petroleum Engineering and Robt Stone ME

EPC Contractors: ALSA Engineering and Construction

Other Contractors: ABB , Amarinth , Ampo Poyam Valves , Arab Center For Engineering Studies and Horizons Union Oil Fields Operating 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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