ADNOC sets world record for longest oil, gas well


Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has set a new world record for the longest oil and gas well, at its Upper Zakum Concession.

Stretching 50,000 feet, the well on Umm Al Anbar, one of ADNOC Offshore’s artificial islands, is around 800 feet longer than the previous record set in 2017 by Russia's Rosneft.

ADNOC said the well supports efforts to "expand production capacity of its lower carbon oil and gas resources to help meet the world’s growing demand for energy".

The engineering feat is part of an extended reach well project designed and led by ADNOC Offshore, in collaboration with its Upper Zakum strategic international partners, ExxonMobil and INPEX/JODCO.

The extended reach wells will tap into an undeveloped part of the giant Upper Zakum reservoir with the potential to increase the field’s production capacity by 15,000 barrels of oil per day, without the need to expand or build any new infrastructure.

Umm Al Anbar is one of Upper Zakum’s four artificial islands, serving as a hub for offshore drilling and operations.

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