Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) declared that a new world record for the longest oil and gas well has been set at its Upper Zakum Concession.
The well, which has a length of 50,000 feet and is about 800 feet longer than the previous world record set in 2017, helps ADNOC’s efforts to increase the production capacity of its lower carbon oil and gas resources in order to assist satisfy the expanding demand for energy in the globe.
This remarkable engineering achievement is a component of the extended reach well project that ADNOC Offshore planned and oversaw in partnership with its Upper Zakum important international partners, ExxonMobil and INPEX/JODCO.
Abdulrahman Abdullah Al Seiari, ADNOC Drilling CEO, said: “This incredible achievement is in line with ADNOC Drilling’s quest to deliver increased efficiency for our customers as we continue to create greater value for our shareholders. The delivery of this record-breaking well also demonstrates our commitment to lower operational costs, while enabling ADNOC to reach its oil and gas production capacity targets.”
One of the four man-made islands in Upper Zakum, Umm Al Anbar served as a focal point for offshore operations and drilling.
Ahmad Saqer Al Suwaidi, ADNOC Offshore CEO, said: “ADNOC’s pioneering and innovative use of artificial islands, coupled with its world leading drilling expertise, is enabling us to drive growth, maximize value and minimize the environmental footprint of our operations. Working with our strategic international partners, we will continue to push the boundaries of engineering for the benefit of the UAE, our partners, and customers around the world.”