UAE Advanced skills needed

Wintershall Dea has a stake in the major Ghasha Concession by the Gulf – thanks to the decades of experience in sour gas production.

A sour gas is any gas that specifically contains hydrogen sulfide in significant amounts.

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The United Arab Emirates sit on some of the world's-largest oil and gas reserves. Wintershall Dea has operated there since 2010. The company chalked up a major success in 2018: The national oil company ADNOC awarded it with a 10 per cent stake in the Ghasha Concession. Ghasha is one of the most promising gas and condensate projects that has yet to be developed in the Emirates.

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Wintershall Dea Map United Arab Emirates
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Sour gas is mainly contained in the natural gas fields by the Gulf which have yet to be developed. It contains toxic hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide. Both are corrosive, so special protective equipment is required. The sour gas reservoir Shuwaihat which Wintershall Dea evaluated by drilling two wells in the past few years is situated in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, around 25 kilometres west of the Ruwais industrial centre. The vast majority of the reservoir is located in the sea. The gas and condensate fields of the Ghasha Concession are located north and northeast of Shuwaihat, likewise in the Gulf. In the 40-year concession term a total of nine fields in several phases will be developed. Its fields Dalma, Ghasha-East and Hail are to be developed in the coming years. Wintershall Dea has been a pioneer of sour gas production, and working in ecologically sensitive areas, making it a competent partner for developing the Ghasha Concession.

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ARTIFICAL ISLANDS WILL BE BUILT TO ACCOMMODATE DRILL CENTRES AND A PROCESSING FACILITY.

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per cent is Wintershall Dea’s stake in the Ghasha Concession.

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wells have been drilled successfully by Wintershall Dea in the Shuwaihat reservoir.

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years is the term for the Ghasha Concession contracts.

Wintershall Dea Ghasha
Wintershall Dea Ghasha

Activities in the Emirates commenced with the Shuwaihat sour gas reservoir (pictured) – and are continued with the Ghasha Concession.

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Wintershall Dea/Silvia Razgova
Ghasha – large reserves, great expectations

The Ghasha Concession not only contains sour and sweet gas, but also significant quantities of valuable condensate. The fields are the largest gas and condensate fields that have yet to be developed in the Emirates. Daily production of 120,000 barrels of oil equivalent is expected in the maximum expansion stage. The project could therefore cater the rapidly growing domestic natural gas demand. The gas produced is intended for use in the UAE and will make a major contribution to meet ADNOC's 2030 vision of sustainable and economical gas supply. Through its investment in Ghasha, Wintershall Dea intends to establish a strong long-lasting presence in Abu Dhabi in partnership with ANDOC.