Shell Lands Multibillion-Dollar Deal in UAE

Royal Dutch Shell will refine the dangerous sour oil from the Bab field in the United Arab Emirates.

Royal Dutch Shell has been awarded a coveted deal that will allow the company to develop a gas field with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, the company and BBC News reported. The profits from this venture could reach up to $10 billion.

The Bab field's sour gas reservoirs are 150 kilometers southwest of the city of Abu Dhabi, according to Shell. Peter Voser, Shell’s CEO, said the company is "honored to have been selected by ADNOC to develop the Bab sour gas reservoirs. We have more than 60 years' experience of safe and successful sour gas field development globally and we will apply this experience, along with our leading research and development and technology expertise, to the development of the Bab resource. We will also work closely with ADNOC to enhance the technical expertise of its workforce through effective knowledge transfer.

"We value our long and successful partnership with ADNOC, and look forward to continuing to play a role in helping the United Arab Emirates meet its energy needs," he continued.

The 30-year deal will require Shell to utilize sophisticated technology to refine the sour gas. The United Arab Emirates will maintain control over 60 percent of the partnership at the Bab field, with Shell controlling the remainder. Beating out France's Total for the multibillion-dollar deal, Shell will now be in good standing to retain its role in the UAE's largest onshore oil concession, in which the Bab field is located, according to BBC News.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Incident investigations

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2020

    November December 2020

    Featuring:

    • COLD STRESS
      Managing Cold Stress
    • TRAINING: FALL PROTECTION
      Providing Training for Fall Protection
    • PPE: HEARING PROTECTION
      Eight Tips for Hearing Testing Day
    • FACILITY SECURITY
      Incorporating COVID-19 Protections into Safety Programs
    View This Issue