International Conference and Exhibition for natural gas and oil
In the Middle East which has the world’s largest sour gas reserves, the pressure of demand from expanding economies, particularly in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, is resulting in further examination of their sour gas resources. Foremost among this regions projects is the Emirate of Abu Dhabi which plans to be self -sufficient in gas by 2030 and ADNOC have recently announced the Optimum Shah Gas Expansion (OSGE) project to be completed in 2023.It will increase the processing capacity of the plant by 13 per cent, from 1.28 to 1.45 billion standard cubic feet per day (SCFD).
Moreover, ADNOC recently called for fresh FEED contract bids for the Hail and Ghasha scheme, previously estimated to be worth up to $ 15billion. Also the Bab onshore sour gas project with 33 % H2S is undergoing assessment.
ADNOC’s commitment to responsible oil and gas production is reflected with the signing of a strategic framework agreement on CO2 reductions and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) with TOTAL as they are on track to expand CCUS capacity five- fold by 2030 as part of its holistic sustainability goals. The Shah gas plant has the potential to enable 2.4 million tonnes of CO2 to be captured while the Habshan plant could enable the capture of almost 2 million tonnes of CO2.
Such practices will be a central theme of SOGAT 2022 given that presentations will be included on decarbonization accomplishments in gas processing
Saudi Arabia’s gas demand is also rising rapidly to meet electricity production and have turned to their standalone gas reserves, most of which are sour.
The latest operational gas plant is Fadhili, which takes 2.5 billion scf/d of sour gas from the expansion of the Arabiyah - Hasbah fields. One of the most exciting KSA announcements is that Saudi Aramco is preparing to restart development of the giant Jafurah gas field in the eastern region of the country, with plans to invest about $110 billion in the project. The largest natural gas field in the Kingdom, stretching 170 km by 100 km, is estimated to contain 200 trillion cubic feet of rich raw gas.