阿联酋国务部长兼ADNOC集团首席执行官Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber表示：“我们很高兴也很荣幸能够使阿联酋在全球油气储量排名中从第七位上升到第六位。这些成就彰显了ADNOC的努力，以确保我们在未来数十年内仍是全球可信赖、可靠和负责任的能源供应地。”
ADNOC还指出，SPC报告阿联酋的发现包括160万亿标准立方英尺的非常规可采天然气资源，这在该地区尚属首次。该公司称，继近年来钻探了几十个新的勘探和评估井之后，这一发现开创了大规模非常规资源开发的新时代。它已经在新油田开始生产，包括SARB、Umm Lulu、Haliba和Bu Haseer等气田。
周一，ADNOC还报道说，SPC已决定将穆尔班陆上原油产品列为国际交易所认可的期货合约。阿布扎比王储兼SPC副主席Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan指出，新的穆尔班远期定价机制将增添市场信心，并提升阿布扎比作为全球能源枢纽的地位。
UAE Advances in Global Reserves Lists
The Abu Dhabi Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) on Monday announced significant increases in the UAE’s oil and natural gas reserves as well as new discoveries, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) reported.
The SPC, the highest oil and gas governing body in Abu Dhabi, declared that hydrocarbon reserves have increased by 7 billion stock tank barrels (STB) of crude oil and 58 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of conventional gas, according to an ADNOC written statement emailed to Rigzone. The firm stated the UAE’s reserves figures now stand at 105 STB of recoverable oil and 273 TSCF of conventional gas, moving the country up from 7th to 6th place in global oil and gas reserves.
“We are very pleased and honored to have enabled the UAE to move from the seventh to the sixth-largest oil and gas reserves in both global rankings,” commented Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO. “These achievements underscore ADNOC’s drive to ensure we remain a trusted, reliable and responsible supplier of energy to the world for decades to come.”
Citing figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), an ADNOC spokesperson told Rigzone the newly revised ranking of top 10 countries by proven oil reserves is:
Again using EIA data, ADNOC issued the following updated top 10 list of countries by proven gas reserves:
ADNOC also noted that SPC reported the discovery of 160 TSCF of unconventional recoverable gas resources – a first in the region. The company contends the discovery, which follows the drilling of dozens of new exploration and appraisal wells in recent years, ushers in a new era of large-scale unconventional resources development. It has started production from new fields including SARB, Umm Lulu, Haliba and Bu Haseer.
“Crucially, the discovery of substantial unconventional recoverable gas resources, for the first time, marks an important milestone in the development of the UAE’s unconventional resources as we execute our integrated gas strategy,” noted Al Jaber.
On Monday ADNOC also reported that the SPC has decided to list Murban – ADNOC’s flagship onshore crude oil – as a futures contract on an internationally recognized exchange. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and SPC vice chairman, noted the new Murban forward pricing mechanism will add confidence to the markets and elevate Abu Dhabi’s position as a global energy hub.
“The initiative will enable our customers and other market participants to better price, manage and trade their purchases of Murban,” said Al Jaber. “This historic and strategic move cements the UAE, Abu Dhabi and ADNOC’s role in the international oil and gas sector.”
Al Jaber added the listing builds upon the already well-regarded characteristics of Murban.
“Murban is recognized the world over for its intrinsic chemical qualities, consistent and stable production volumes, large number of international buyers and numerous long-term concession and production partners,” he said. “These landmark changes the SPC has approved will make Murban an even more attractive crude to the global market.”