Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has unveiled its plans to kick-start gas production by 2025 from its multi-billion Hail & Ghasha offshore sour gas development.

The company told Upstream that gas production from the Ghasha concession “is expected to start around 2025, ramping up to more than 1.5 billion cubic feet per day before the end of the decade”.

Hail & Ghasha is at the heart of Abu Dhabi’s development programme aimed at achieving self-sufficiency in gas.

“Overall, the development of our abundant sour resources will support UAE gas self-sufficiency, deliver substantial in-country value to drive economic growth and reinforce the country’s role as an international hub of excellence in sour gas operations,” Adnoc said.