Oil production kicks off at Nasr field (UAE)
INPEX’s subsidiary, Japan Oil Development Co., Ltd. (JODCO), started oil production from the Nasr Oil Field offshore Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on January 24, 2015.
The Nasr Oil Field is located approximately 130km northwest of Abu Dhabi City. INPEX has jointly developed the Nasr Oil Field with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), BP and TOTAL.
In the first development phase, INPEX has started oil production from the Nasr Oil Field by utilizing existing facilities of the Abu Al Bukoosh (ABK) and Umm Shaif Oil Fields, located adjacent to the Nasr Oil Field. The company has said that full field development of the Nasr Oil Field is currently in progress, and after completion, the field is expected to produce oil at a peak rate of 65,000 barrels per day.
The oil produced from the Nasr Oil Field in the first development phase is transported via an existing subsea pipeline to Das Island, and eventually supplied to customers in Japan and other Asian countries as Das Crude.
INPEX has been engaged in the oil development business through JODCO and INPEX ABK, Ltd. in Abu Dhabi for over 40 years. The company owns participating interests in the producing oil fields of Umm Shaif, Lower Zakum, Umm Lulu , Nasr, Upper Zakum, Umm Al-Dalkh, Satah and ABK.