Exploration and Production

We produce around 3 million barrels of oil per day, and over 9.8 billion cubic feet of raw gas per day, which places us among the largest energy producers in the world.

We are committed to producing a target of 3.5 million barrels of oil per day by 2018, with due consideration of prevailing market conditions, and are constantly researching, developing and implementing innovative technologies and approaches that will enable us to enhance recovery and ensure improved production efficiency.

The following ADNOC businesses are responsible for all aspects of oil and natural gas exploration, evaluation, development and production:

ADCO

ADCO is an onshore oil and gas exploration, development and production company, with a total production capacity of 1.4 million bpd. The company operates more than 1,300 oil and gas wells across six major fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA OPCO)

ADMA-OPCO is an offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production company, with a total production capacity of 650,000 bpd. The company operates 218 oil and gas wells and 36 platforms across two major fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Zakum Development Company (ZADCO)

ZADCO is an offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production company, with a total production capacity of 600,000 bpd. The company operates three major fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including the Upper Zakum field, one of the world’s largest oilfields.

National Drilling Company (NDC)

NDC is the largest drilling contractor in the Middle East, and has drilled more than 6,200 wells. The company provides quality drilling, work-over and well maintenance services through its fleet of land rigs, offshore rigs and island rigs, as well as a multi-purpose service barge and 6 water-well rigs.

Al Dhafra Petroleum Operations Company Ltd

Al Dhafra Petroleum Operations Company was established in 2013 to develop onshore and offshore oil fields in three concession areas – Halliba Area, that consists of Haliba, Bu Qalal and Raiquea fields; Al Dhafra Area, that consists of the Al Dhafra-Mushash field and the Bu Dana Area, which consists of Bu Dana, ADNOC 1B and ADNOC 1C fields – and gas operations in the Mandoos field.

Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company Ltd

Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company Ltd

Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company is an onshore and offshore oil development company. The company’s development tasks include surveying, evaluation, exploration, drilling and maintenance of wells, construction operations and maintenance of all necessary production facilities, conversion, processing, storage, transfer, delivery and marketing of crude oil.