Umm Shaif is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in the UAE and is operated by Abu Dhabi National Oil. The field is located in block Umm Shaif and Nasr, with water depth of 43 feet.

Four expansion projects are associated with the Umm Shaif conventional oil field, namely Umm Shaif Gas Phase 2, Umm Shaif LTDP-1, Umm Shaif LTDP-2 and Umm Shaif Giant Gas Cap Development. The expansion projects are currently in the feasibility, construction and feed stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil, China National Petroleum, China National Offshore Oil, Eni and TotalEnergies.

Production from Umm Shaif

The Umm Shaif conventional oil field recovered 75.84% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2027. The peak production will approximately 352.8 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 38 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2042. The field currently accounts for approximately 5% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 1,372.82 Mmboe, comprised of 993.53 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 2,275.73 bcf of natural gas reserves. Umm Shaif conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.30% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Umm Shaif conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Umm Shaif project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Eni and McDermott International

Main EPC: National Marine Dredging

Other Contractors: Amarinth and Penspen

About Abu Dhabi National Oil

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) is an integrated national oil and gas group. It operates across the entire hydrocarbon value chain, ranging from exploration, production, storage, refining and distribution, to the development of a wide-range of petrochemical products. The company product portfolio includes crude oil and condensates, petroleum products, gas and Sulphur, ADNOC is controlled and supervised by The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC). The company also manufactures urea, nitrogen and liquid oxygen. It also provides sour gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and polyolefins. Its oil, gas, refined products and petrochemicals are marketed in six continents. ADNOC is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.


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