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Our Sustainability

Our Sustainability

As ADNOC’s first subsidiary, for nearly 50 years ADNOC Drilling has drilled wells to enable ADNOC to sustainably unlock Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas wealth for the benefit of the nation. We have done so by reinforcing ADNOC’s long-standing commitment to environmental and social stewardship across our areas of operation. 

As part of this, we are committed to making our contribution to ADNOC’s wider 2030 target to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity by 25%. We have already cut overall ADNOC Drilling CO2 emissions by nearly 130,000 tons and diesel consumption by 12 million gallons through energy efficiency initiatives in the last five years. Equally, we adhere to ADNOC’s pledge to use less than 0.5% fresh water and have been recycling our treated wastewater in mobile camps in the last 2 years. 



As a responsible operator, we also utilize advanced, record-breaking horizontal and directional drilling methods or cluster drilling techniques. These let us drill more efficiently and continue to reduce our ecological footprint, while our 9 state-of-the-art island ‘walking’ rigs reduce the need for use of offshore jack-up rigs, lowering impact on our marine environment.  

Those achievements are cemented by investing in a locally trained, highly-skilled, Emirati-led, and diverse workforce, adhering to industry-leading HSE standards and governance, while pursuing innovative, technologically-focused and sustainable drilling practices. 

Developing industry jobs is supplemented by our continued investments, big and small, in all strata of the diversifying UAE economy, from AED7 Billion for construction of nine UAE-built rigs, to the design and manufacture of home-grown pumping equipment worth AED43 million.  
 
As we move forward and enable ADNOC in delivering its production capacity growth plans, we will continue to strive to harness opportunities for greater efficiencies and lower footprint across our operations.