Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Expands Partnership with SOCAR

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced a significant development in its relationship with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) on May 31st, 2024. ADNOC has awarded SOCAR a 3% participating interest in the SARB and Umm Lulu offshore concession.

This strategic move strengthens the energy partnership between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Azerbaijan, while deepening ADNOC's ties with SOCAR across the energy sector. The SARB and Umm Lulu concession is a technologically advanced project that utilizes cutting-edge digitalization and artificial intelligence (AI) for remote monitoring, well operations, and production management. These technologies optimize production efficiency, minimize emissions, enhance safety protocols, and ultimately increase production capacity.

"We are delighted to welcome SOCAR as a partner in the SARB and Umm Lulu concession, " stated Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director. "This award aligns with ADNOC's strategy of leveraging strategic partnerships and advanced technologies to maximize the value of Abu Dhabi's energy resources. This approach ensures a secure, reliable, and responsible supply of energy, " Al Kindy added.

The SARB and Umm Lulu concession is a prolific oil and gas producer, and SOCAR's participation signifies the growing importance of international collaboration in the global energy landscape. This agreement is expected to foster knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices between the two companies, further propelling the development of this crucial concession.

The move comes amidst ADNOC's ongoing efforts to diversify its partnerships and secure reliable offtake agreements for its oil and gas production. ADNOC has established itself as a world-class energy producer, and this strategic partnership with SOCAR underscores its commitment to responsible and sustainable development within the energy sector.

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