Upper Zakum is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in the UAE and is operated by ADNOC Offshore. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block Upper Zakum, with water depth of 79 feet. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Upper Zakum, namely the Upper Zakum 1MBD. This project is currently in the feed stage, expected to start in 2024.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil, Exxon Mobil and Inpex.

Production from Upper Zakum

The Upper Zakum conventional oil field recovered 47.13% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2033. The peak production will approximately 950.00 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2075. The field currently accounts for approximately 18% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 7,571.81 Mmboe, comprised of 7,571.81 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Upper Zakum conventional oil field reserves accounts 1.68% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Upper Zakum conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Upper Zakum project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Tecnicas Reunidas

EPC Contractors: Control Contracting & Trading and TechnipFMC

Other Contractors: Abu Dhabi National Oil, John Wood Group, Subsea 7, Paladon Systems and FG Valvole

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