ADNOC to expand Al Hosn Sour gas facility

ADNOC in partnership with Occidental Petroleum has recently announced its intention to expand its Al Hosn facility, which will increase sour gas processing by 50 percent of existing capacity. The plant could become operational within the life span of ADNOC’s new five-year business plan – part of the company’s 2030 Strategy-which was recently approved by Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council.

H.E. Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO said, “A key element of our 2030 strategy is to ensure we produce sufficient gas to meet our steadily increasing requirement for gas, and match rising demand from our international customers. Sour gas will play an important role in ensuring we deliver on those commitments.”

“For the first time, ADNOC has an integrated Gas Master Plan which links every part of our gas value chain. This will ensure greater efficiency and performance and enable us to maximise the value of our gas assets and pursue, smart, targeted investments to achieve our strategic objectives,” he said.

Out of the one billion cubic feet per day of sour gas, Al Hosn produces 500 million cubic feet per day of network gas, 4,400 tons per day of Natural Gas liquids, 33,000 barrels per day of petroleum condensates and around 9,000 tons per day of pure granulated Sulphur. Al Hosn is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), with a 60 percent share, and Occidental Petroleum, at 40 percent share.

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