Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has successfully drilled one of the longest wells in the world on the Umm Al Anbar artificial island, the company announced.

The well’s length stretches more than 40,000 feet (12,000 m), which is longer than Abu Dhabi’s corniche.

ADNOC has been leveraging the use of artificial islands, which enabled the company to drill longer wells using cutting-edge techniques and technologies. The use of artificial islands has allowed ADNOC to minimize the impact of operations on the environment while at the same time maximizing the efficiency of operations.