ABK Field Holds Importance For Total’s New Abu Dhabi Concessions
Total is the largest international oil company operating in Abu Dhabi, as it also operates the Abu Al Bukhoosh (ABK) field. Production from Abu Dhabi fields accounts for about 12% of Total’s overall production, according to Hatem Nuseibah, president Total E&P UAE. ABK is where Total is testing technologies to boost recovery rates and production. Knowledge gained here could be applied to other Abu Dhabi reservoirs, including the recently awarded concessions, with similar characteristics.
“On the small reservoirs of ABK, the financial benefits from deploying these methodologies are not big; however, if the same methodologies are applied on the big fields of Abu Dhabi, then there will [be] a huge impact on the overall recovery of Abu Dhabi,” Nuseibah said. “Therefore, ABK is a sort of a pilot field for all Abu Dhabi reservoirs.”