Shell, a global energy leader, showcased its latest advances in gas processing technology to senior representatives and officials from the UAE energy sectors at a high level seminar which took place in Abu Dhabi.
Technical experts from Shell briefed senior participants from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO) and Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company Ltd (ADGAS) on the valuable role of gas processing technology in supporting the UAE meet its energy efficiency objectives whilst increasing gas productivity.
Shell was recently selected by ADNOC to participate in a joint venture to develop the Bab sour gas reservoirs in Abu Dhabi Emirate, which will become a major supply of energy for the local market in the years to come.
"We value our long and successful partnership with our oil and gas partners in the UAE. With more than half a century of successful gasification experience globally, we look forward to bringing our leading research and development and technology expertise to support the development of the country's gas sectors along with knowledge transfer programs to enhance the technical expertise of the country's workforce," said Dr. John Barry, Shell Abu Dhabi Country Chairman.
Natural gas, which is considered among the greenest and cleanest energy sources, is expected to play a growing role in the country's energy mix. The UAE is estimated to have the fifth largest gas reserve in the world with about 198.5 trillion cubic feet according to the US Energy Information Administration. It is projected that as the world transitions to cleaner fuels, natural gas will account for more than 60% of the world's residential and commercial energy demand by 2040.
The UAE's increased use of natural gas is in line with its energy diversification strategy outlined in Abu Dhabi's Economic Vision 2030. The UAE government is further working towards viable targets for reducing carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.