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.

Two expansion projects are associated with the Bab conventional oil field, namely the Bab Development and the Bab (EOR) Development. The expansion projects are currently in the construction and feasibility stage.

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 48.60% 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 3,791.44 Mmboe, comprised of 3,791.44 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Bab conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.84% 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: Petrofac and EPConsult Energies

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

EPC Contractors: ALSA Engineering and Construction and Robt Stone ME

Other Contractors: ABB, Amarinth, Arab Center For Engineering Studies, Ampo Poyam Valves and Gerab National Enterprises

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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