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Thursday 07 May 2015

Decades of Diligence

Planning, collaboration and teamwork are ADMA-OPCO’s key to success


Abu Dhabi's oil and gas industry is a true reflection of persistent hard work. It is paralleled with tangible achievements, growth, success and continuous consideration to sustainable development. In fact, oil has over the years fuelled the UAE's rapid expansion, leading other sectors of the economy to flourish fast too. The result is a greater diversification of the economy, and the development of an ultra modern infrastructure.





Energy for the Future

In such a modern environment, oil and gas development is conducted effectively through innovation and integration of global best practices, as well as by integrated diversified teams.


As a leading oil and gas producing company, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) plays its operating role that remains consistent with its core values and principles, including corporate social responsibility to ensure a positive impact on the surrounding environment.


Operating under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), ADMA-OPCO has since its inception continued to contribute to the national economy of the UAE.


Thanks to the continuous supervision and support of the Supreme Petroleum Council and the company's Shareholders, ADMA-OPCO has been producing oil and gas successfully for more than four decades, developing in harmony with the rest of the country's sectors. It is however the far-sighted vision, leadership directives and wisdom of the late H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE and of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates and Chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC), as well as H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council that over time continues to uphold and foster this positive evolution.


A performance-driven organisation, ADMA-OPCO's vision, mission and values are clearly manifested in its business philosophy.


The company's operations cover the Abu Dhabi offshore areas, a concession which includes two major offshore fields; Umm Shaif Field, located 150 km north-west of Abu Dhabi city, and Zakum Field, one of the largest oil fields in the world, situated 55 km south east of Umm Shaif. Giant steel structures, called 'Supercomplexes', are utilised to collect crude oil and gas from these fields before pumping through subsea different sizes of pipelines to the nearby industrial base on Das Island, for processing, storing and export.


In addition, ADMA-OPCO works as one integrated team to produce hydrocarbons from offshore areas. Over the years, the company has aspired to maintain the highest possible levels of excellence in all aspects, technical, business and otherwise. For instance, it adopted the 'fit for the purpose' technologies in all its operations regarding health, safety and environmental issues as top priorities.


Though dedicated to optimising oil and gas production through the full exploitation of the available resources in order to increase revenue, ADMA-OPCO has done so in a safe, sustainable and socially responsible manner. This superior standard of excellence is also thanks to the high performance, creativity and dedication of the ADMA-OPCO operating teams. Each member of these teams upholds the values of ADMA-OPCO which are embraced in its daily activities. These are the values of leadership, innovation, accountability, ethical conduct, health, safety of the environment and continuous learning.