Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced its pursuit to a partner to own an equity stake in a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for  large scale seawater treatment and pipeline transmission project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, according to a statement on the company’s website.

The project is about using more sustainable water resources to replace all onshore oil fields aquifer water injection systems in Abu Dhabi’s which are currently used to sustain reservoir pressure. This will ensure reliable source of water injection and contain the aquifer depletion.

Compared to the current injection system, the project will improve operational efficiencies and reduce the CO2 emissions, which in turn will promote the ADNOC’s sustainability target of reducing 25% of greenhouse gas intensity (GHG) by 2030.

About the project, Khalid Abdul Samad, Senior Vice President of Production at ADNOC, said: “We are very pleased to embark on this strategic project which will unlock major efficiencies and reduce CO2 emissions, underscoring ADNOC’s drive to maintain its position as an industry leader in low cost and low carbon hydrocarbon production. It will also enable us to conserve precious water resources as we maximize value from our reservoirs.”

The scheme of the prospective project will include the development, financing, construction, operation, maintenance, and ownership of two standalone greenfield seawater nanofiltration plants with a combined treatment capacity of about 210 million imperial gallons per day, as well as pumping stations and transmission pipelines to transmit the treated water to onshore oilfields, requiring about 450 km of new pipeline infrastructure.

It is worth noting that any interested partners shall submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) on Monday, 15 March 2021.