Borouge is a unique company that brings together
the very best of Europe and the Middle East, with a heritage of
dependable customer partnership and value creation through innovation.
Established in 1998 as a joint venture between the
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), a major Gulf oil company, and
Borealis, a pre-eminent European plastics provider, Borouge is a
groundbreaking international partnership delivering innovative plastics
solutions to customers throughout the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and
Together, Borouge and Borealis employ unique
Borstar® technology to produce versatile polymers in high-value
applications including water, gas and industrial pipe systems; power
and communication cables; advanced packaging; medical devices and
automotive components. Borouge?s state-of-the-art petrochemical complex
is located at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
ZADCO was established in 1977 to develop and operate
the Upper Zakum Field, one of the largest oil fields in the world, on
behalf of ADNOC and Japan Oil Development Company (JODCO). ZADCO
shareholders are Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Japan Oil
Development Company Ltd. (JODCO) and recently ExxonMobil.
The development of the Upper Zakum reservoirs
is considered to be one of the major technical achievements in Abu
Dhabi. Besides Upper Zakum, the company currently operates Umm Al
Dalkh, and Satah fields. Crude oil from Upper Zakum, Umm Al Dalkh and
Satah field is pumped via main oil lines to Zirku Island for further
processing, storage and to be exported.
The company adopts the
latest technologies in developing and operating these oil fields, with
health, safety and environment concerns in mind, making it one of the
leading operating companies in the oil industry in the U.A.E.
Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), is a
pioneering oil and gas producer whose operations date back to the
1950s, and are centred in the offshore areas of Abu Dhabi. Oil and gas
production comes from two major fields Umm Shaif and Zakum. The crude
is collected from these fields using giant steel structures called
supercomplexes, and then transferred to Das Island, a nearby industrial
base, for processing, storing and world export.
The first oil discovery in
Abu Dhabi was made in 1958 in Umm Shaif and the first oil shipment
exported from Abu Dhabi to the world market came out on July 4th, 1962
from the same field. Over the years, the Company adopted the latest
in drilling techniques and technologies, starting with vertical, then
deviated and ultimately horizontal drilling. The advancement in
drilling is necessitated by the need to optimise oil and gas production.
ADGAS was established in 1973 to turn gas, extracted from Abu Dhabi's offshore field crude oil, into a new source of marketable energy. The fact that gases are no longer used as fuel for oil field flares has impacted positively on the environment.
Immediately after the establishment of the company, a plant, the first of its kind in the Middle East, was built with an annual designed capacity of 2.5 million tons to produce Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG),in addition to 800,000 tons per year of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
An agreement was signed with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) that allows the Japanese firm to import the plants production for 20 years.
In March 1977, ADGAS was re-incorporated as a national entity in Abu Dhabi. The first shipment of LNG left Das Island that same year. Due to the plants success in satisfying customer requirements, another agreement was signed with TEPCO in 1990 allowing ADGAS to double its production in 1994 and the Japanese Company to import its production for another 25 years.
As a result, the 3rd LNG Train, the largest of its kind in the world, was built adding another 2.5 million tons annually to the plants production and doubling capacity. The Train, which was completed in 1994, incorporates the latest technologies, making it one of the most advanced in the world. Its compliance with safety standards has enhanced the companys international reputation.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution (ADNOC-FOD) was established in 1973 as the first government-owned company specialised in marketing and distribution of petroleum products in the United Arab Emirates.
ADNOC Distribution operates a vast network of filling stations covering all areas of the UAE. The company's fuel products are distributed by its own fleet of load tankers in addition to pipelines for transporting petroleum products to the main depots.
In 1979 ADNOC Distribution opened its own lubricants blending, filling and packaging plant. Today, a whole range of new lubricants based on the latest international specifications are being introduced. In 1993, a modern grease plant started production.
In addition, ADNOC Distribution operates two LPG bottling plants, one in Abu Dhabi and the other in AI Ain. Also it operates three vessels to supply gas oil to Abu Dhabi Islands.
A public shareholding company TAKREER has been established in Abu Dhabi. According to law No.3 of 1999, the new company will have an independent corporate body status. Its area of operation includes refining of crude oil, salt, chlorine and petroleum condensates, Sulphur treatment, mixing of petroleum products or any other activities.
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) is the operating company in Abu Dhabi responsible for processing associate and non-associate gas from onshore oil production.
The Company began as a joint venture incorporated in 1978 with ownership shared between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), TOTALFINA ELF, Shell Abu Dhabi and PARTEX.
In April 2001, ABU DHABI GAS COMPANY (ATHEER) was integrated with GASCO, which lead to further enhancement to GASCO's position as one of the largest gas processing companies in the world and one of the biggest industrial projects in the UAE.
GASCO convents the previously flared oil by-products into different marketable forms of clean energy. Processing takes place in its four plants at Asab, Habshan/Bab, Bu Hasa, and Ruwais. A network of pipelines transport part of the processed NGL to Ruwais. A network of pipelines transport part of the processed NGL to Ruwais Plant where it is fractionated and separated into propane, butane and pentane plus. These three products are stored in special tanks to later ship them to the world via the loading jetty at Ruwais Plant. The remaining processed gas and residual dry gas are used as fuel for the field plants as well as several customers in Abu Dhabi including power and water desalination plants, refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial amenities. GASCO also recently started supplying Natural Gas to the Emirate of Dubai