Inpex begins production from Abu Dhabi’s Umm Lulu oilfield

InpexJodco holds a 12 per cent participating interest in the Umm Lulu oilfield. (Image source: Inpex)Japan’s oil and gas exploration firm Inpex, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Japan Oil Development Company Limited (JODCO), has commenced oil production from Umm Lulu offshore oilfield in Abu Dhabi

The Umm Lulu oilfield is located approximately about 30 km north-west of the capital city. Inpex is jointly developing the project with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), BP and Total.

Inpex said that it will utilise existing facilities of Umm Al Dalkh oilfield for production, located adjacent to the Umm Lulu oilfield, for production, according to Gulfnews.

The Japanese explorer added, “Full field development of the Umm Lulu oilfield is currently in progress, and after completion, the field is expected to produce oil at a peak rate of 105,000 bpd.”

In the first development phase, oil produced from the field will be transported via an existing subsea pipeline to Zirku Island, and eventually supplied to customers in Japan and other Asian countries as Upper Zakum Crude, Inpex added.

Inpex has been engaged in the oil development business through JODCo in Abu Dhabi for over 40 years. It also owns participating interests in the producing oilfields of Umm Shaif, Lower Zakum, Upper Zakum2, Umm Al Dalkh and Satah.

In addition, the Japanese firm also owns interests in the Nasr oilfield, which is currently under development.

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