Operated by Eni, discovery indicates a further 1–1.5 TSCF of natural gas
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) recently announced today a second discovery of natural gas resources in the first exploration well in Abu Dhabi’s Offshore Block 2 Exploration Concession, operated by Eni, the Italian energy giant. The discovery from a new deeper reservoir indicates between 1–1.5 trillion standard cubic feet (TSCF) of raw gas in place.
This significant find builds on the initial finding in February 2022 from a shallower target, taking the total amount of gas in place from this single well to 2.5-3.5 TSCF.
A consortium, led by Eni and PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), was awarded the exploration rights for Offshore Block 2 in 2019 as part of ADNOC’s debut competitive block bid round.
“We are particularly pleased to see Eni and PTTEP pursuing deeper zones, which has demonstrated additional potential resources in place,” remarked Yaser Saeed Almazrouei, ADNOC Upstream Executive Director.