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United Arab Emirates upstream summary

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Report summary

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a major oil producing and exporting country located on the Arabian peninsula. The country is a confederation of seven states, or emirates, of which Abu Dhabi and Dubai are by far the most important politically and economically. Most of the UAE's oil and gas production (>95%) is in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi started producing oil in the early 1960s and became a member of OPEC in 1967, four years before the different parts of the UAE united to become one country. The UAE is strategically located at the foot of the Persian Gulf. The country has a coastline on the Gulf and one facing the Arabian Sea opening out to the Indian Ocean. Onshore oil production is exported from terminals on the Gulf coast and there are offshore terminals located on Das and Zirku Islands off Abu Dhabi. The ADGAS LNG plant is also based on Das Island.

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    Executive summary

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    Key facts

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    Location maps

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    Key companies

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    Reserves and resources

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Tables and charts

This report includes 38 images and tables including:


  • Location maps: Image 1
  • Liquid Production (Crude Oil & NGLs)
  • Sales Gas Production
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2018
  • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2018
  • UAE: Sedimentary Basins
  • Geology: Image 2
  • Remaining and Produced Reserves Oil, Other Liquids and Gas
  • Liquid Production (Crude Oil & NGLs)
  • Sales Gas Production
  • Oil infrastructure map
  • Gas Infrastructure Map
  • ADNOC Directorates and Subsidiaries
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Northern Emirates
  • Exploration Drilling by Region
  • Drilling Activity by Well Type
  • Drilling Activity and Commercial Success Rates
  • Capital Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)
  • Operating Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Production: Table 3
  • Production: Table 4
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Infrastructure: Table 2
  • Infrastructure: Table 4
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
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  • Fiscal terms: Table 5
  • Infrastructure: Table 3
  • Fiscal terms: Table 2
  • GEM models
  • Fiscal terms: Table 7

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