Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline (ADCOP)


A major project that allows more than 50 percent of the UAE’s crude oil production to be transported from Abu Dhabi directly to the Arabian Sea via Fujairah through its 400km pipeline.

The pipeline is designed to transport 1.5 million barrels per day of crude oil from the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) facilities at Habshan over a distance of 380 km to an export oil terminal in Fujairah to reduce the reliance on Arabian Gulf oil terminals.

ADCOP, commissioned in 2012, helps to reduce pressure on Abu Dhabi’s existing oil terminals - Jebel Dhanna and Al Ruwais ports --while minimizing shipping congestion through the Strait of Hormuz, thus saving insurance costs and reducing haulers’ journey time. The 48” diameter onshore pipeline is designed to transport 1.5 million barrels per day of crude oil – around half of the UAE’s production.

It stretches about 400 km from Habshan oil fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, through the deserts and mountains of the Emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, to the Emirate of Fujairah on the east coast of UAE.

Other Midstream Assets

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    Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company (SUMED)

    The Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company, known as SUMED, is a joint venture formed in 1977 between Egyptian General Petroleum, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, three Kuwaiti companies and Qatar Petroleum.

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  • EmiratesLNG

    A joint venture to develop a new LNG regasification facility on the UAE’s east coast in the Emirate of Fujairah.

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  • Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM)

    Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM)

    GEM is one of the leading commercial product and chemical tanker companies in the Middle East, investing in and managing modern state-of-the-art double-hull tankers designed to carry petroleum products, chemicals and other hydrocarbons.

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