North East 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.

Four expansion projects are associated with the North East Bab conventional oil field, namely North East Bab Rumaitha & Shanayel EOR , Al-Dabbiya Phase III, Al Dabbiya Thamama B Transition Zone and Al Dabbiya Thamama B Transition Zone Phase 2 . The expansion projects are currently in the construction stage.

Field participation details

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

Production from North East Bab

The North East Bab conventional oil field recovered 32.05% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2027. The peak production will approximately 228.2 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2067. The field currently accounts for approximately 3% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 1,467.83 Mmboe, comprised of 1,467.83 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. North East Bab conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.32% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the North East Bab conventional oil field

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

Design/FEED Engineering: Lamprell and TechnipFMC

Main EPC: Archirodon Group, Dodsal Group, GS Engineering & Construction and Robt Stone ME

EPC Contractors: 3W Networks, Al Asab Contracting Establishment, Maire Tecnimont, Mott MacDonald Group and National Marine Dredging

Other Contractors: 3W Networks, Al Hassan Engineering, Al Nasser Holdings, Amarinth and Arab Center For Engineering Studies

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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