ADNOC acquires remaining 49% share of Al Reyadah

Since late 2016, ADNOC has been utilising the CO2 captured and transported by Al Reyadah for injection into its onshore fields to effectively boost oil production as part of its Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) strategy.

The deal makes ADNOC the sole shareholder in Al Reyadah.
The deal makes ADNOC the sole shareholder in Al Reyadah.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement with Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, to acquire its 49% share in Al Reyadah, a carbon solutions and utilisation business.

The deal makes ADNOC the sole shareholder in Al Reyadah and enables the full integration of the company into ADNOC’s upstream company, ADNOC Onshore.

Since late 2016, ADNOC has been utilising the CO2 captured and transported by Al Reyadah for injection into its onshore fields to effectively boost oil production as part of its Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) strategy.

Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, director, Upstream Directorate, ADNOC, said: “The integration of Al Reyadah into ADNOC Onshore will further optimise resources while guiding the full chain of the CO2 business. It will drive the CO2 capture and utilisation options, including deploying CO2 EOR technology, needed to unlock maximum value from our hydrocarbon resources.”

Bader Al Lamki, executive director, clean energy, Masdar, said: “Incubating clean technologies for application on a wider scale is part of our mandate as a renewable energy pioneer in the Arab world. The full integration of Al Reyadah within ADNOC’s upstream operations bodes well for the next phase of the company’s development and the further commercialisation of carbon capture technology.”

Al Reyadah unveiled its first project in November 2016, with the capacity to sequester up to 800,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. The facility captures CO2 emitted by Emirates Steel Industries (ESI), before piping it 43km to ADNOC’s Rumaitha and BAB oilfields, where it is injected into wells to increase oil recovery and liberate natural gas, previously used in EOR, for domestic consumption, power generation and water desalination.

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