Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Limited (ADCO) Bab field is located in the onshore area of Abu Dhabi Emirates, on the south west of Abu Dhabi city. It is the largest onshore field in Abu Dhabi based on its area. The field covers approximately 1200 sq. km and located between two urban communities (Madinat Zayed and Marfa).
History and background
Bab Field was discovered in a seismic survey conducted in 1952. It consists of multiple stacked reservoirs with thickness between 20-30 feet except for Thamama-B around 150 feet. All reservoirs have gas caps except for Habshan 1 & 2.
Field and facilitates
Bab is considered as both oil and gas field critical to the future of Abu Dhabi. Bab’s oil production capacity represents around quarter of ADCO’s current total capacity while its contribution to gas production represents approximately 75% of total ADCO associated and non-associated gas.
Currently, BAB is in the process to increase approximately 7.5% its production by 2020. Several activities in Drilling and Development are being progressed.