Dolphin Energy


Helping to meet growing energy needs by supplying the United Arab Emirates and Oman with gas from Qatar’s giant offshore North Field, the US$5.8 billion Dolphin Gas Project is a strategic asset of the UAE and so sits at the very heart of Mubadala and Mubadala Petroleum. When the first gas began flowing through the Dolphin pipeline across the Arabian Gulf in July 2007, it marked a hugely significant moment: the fruits of the first cross-border natural gas network between Gulf Cooperation Council countries and one of the largest energy investments to be undertaken in the Gulf region. Just six months later, two billion standard cubic feet per day was being delivered through the network.

Through Dolphin Energy, and in co-operation with our partners, we will continue to manage the operation of this strategic project, to ensure it delivers essential gas safely, cost-effectively and securely. Mubadala is the majority owner of Abu Dhabi-based Dolphin Energy, with a 51 percent shareholding. The remaining 49 percent is held equally between Total of France and Occidental Petroleum Corporation of the United States.

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Production & Development

Mubadala Petroleum and its partners – Occidental Petroleum and Bahrain Government’s NOGAHOLDING – are engaged in a leading-edge effort to revitalize production from the highly complex 80-year old Bahrain field, which was the first oil field to be developed on the Arabian side of the Gulf.

Mubadala Petroleum and our partners were awarded a Development and Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA) by the Bahrain Government in April 2009, and began an intensive program to redevelop this mature field with the aims of raising oil output and increasing Bahrain’s gas supply.

The partners set up Tatweer Petroleum to serve as operator for the project. Since Tatweer Petroleum began operations in Bahrain field, the partners have made substantial investments in new wells and new facilities. More than 193 wells were drilled in 2013 by three modern and highly mobile rigs, bringing the total number of new wells to 645 since inception in 2010.

A drilling fleet of six work over units is maintaining and rehabilitating the stock of 1004 wells. Existing facilities for oil production, gas handling, and water handling have been refurbished, and additional facilities have been constructed. As a result, oil production reached over 43,300 bopd by the end of 2013, up from 26,100 bopd when Tatweer Petroleum commenced operations.

The partners are currently engaged in an aggressive program to evaluate new technologies which could increase recovery from the mature reservoirs in the field and allow development of previously untapped resources such as tight reservoirs, heavy oil, and tar. Nine pilots are in progress, including thermal pilots in both light and heavy oil reservoirs and water and gas injection trials in multiple horizons.

At the same time, the partners have expanded production capacity from Bahrain field’s giant deep gas reservoirs, which are key to meeting the energy needs of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Production capacity has been increased to 2.3 BCF/D, up from 1.6 BCF/D in 2010, through drilling new wells and upgrading surface infrastructure.


Production – Development – Exploration

Block 53 - Mukhaizna

The Block 53 Concession Area covers  694 square kilometers on onshore Oman and contains the giant Mukhaizna heavy oil field.Mubadala Petroleum participates in Block 53 through its affiliate Liwa Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala that holds a 15% participating interest in the Mukhaizna thermal EOR project.

The project began in July 2005 with the ratication by Royal Decree of the Block 53 Production Sharing Agreement.  In consultation with Oman’s Ministry of Oil & Gas, we have worked as a partner (together with Oman Oil Company E&P, Shell Exploration & Production Oman Ltd, Total E&P Oman, Partex (Oman) Corporation and Occidental Mukhaizna LLC, the designated operator of the field), to design and implement the large-scale Mukhaizna steam flood project, the largest in the region.  The Mukhaizna EOR project has flooded the Mukhaizna field with steam in order to improve reservoir output.

By the end of 2013, Mukhaizna was producing over 120,000 bopd; an increase of over 110,000 bopd since the partnership took over development of the field. Initiated in early 2007, thermal recovery operations have been implemented on more than 500 thermal patterns.

Mukhaizna currently has an oil treating capacity of more than 180,000 bopd and steam injection capacity of greater than 550,000 barrels of steam per day (bspd). Further engineering, design, and construction activities will increase steam generation capacity to in excess of 600,000 bspd by the end of 2014.

Block 62 – Habiba

Mubadala Petroleum’s most recent project in the Sultanate of Oman is the Habiba Block 62, which covers an area of 2,200 square kilometers in North Oman. The Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements covering the Block were signed with the country’s Ministry of Oil & Gas by Sixteenth Investment Company LLC, another affiliate of Mubadala Petroleum, Oman Oil Company E&P and Occidental Oman Gas Company.

Habiba Block 62 is unique in that it involves multiple projects, including the development of the Maradi Huraymah gas field, appraisal of three other gas discoveries, and both shallow and deep exploration potential. Mubadala Petroleum owns a 32% interest in this block.



Mubadala Petroleum, through its affiliate Liwa Energy, holds a 20 percent working interest in Block 103 onshore Libya. Liwa Energy has partnered with the operator of the block, Oxy Libya LLC, on a five-year contract which was awarded in June 2008.



Block 7, offshore Tanzania, is located in an exciting new province that holds great potential and represents Mubadala Petroleum’s first entry into sub-Saharan Africa.

We hold a 20 percent interest in the deepwater block, where depths range from 500 to 3,000 meters, and work in partnership with operator Ophir, who holds the remaining 80 percent of the block. Following a large 3D seismic survey acquired in late 2010, and additional 2D seismic acquired in 2011, our exploration program is ongoing.

Block 7 typifies our intention to seek new, high impact exploration opportunities within the eastern hemisphere.



The Caspian Sea region holds many opportunities, both on and offshore. Our entry to this area took place in June 2009, when we signed a contract with our partners covering the joint exploration of the Nursultan Block (N Block). Located 30 kilometers south-south-west offshore of Aktau, Kazakhstan, N Block covers an area of approximately 8,100 square kilometers.

Our interest of 24.5 percent in N Block is matched by N Block B.V., the entity wholly affiliated to the Kazakhstan National Oil Company, while the majority partner KazMunayGaz (KMG), holds the remaining 51 percent interest. The project is run by a joint operating company, N Operating Company.

The first N Block exploration well was drilled in 2010, encountering hydrocarbons at several levels. Further exploration and appraisal is ongoing and the second exploration well was completed in 2012.

Геологиялық барлау

Каспий өңірі жағалауында, сондай-ақ қайраңында көптеген перспективалық мүмкіншіліктер бар. Біз Нұрсұлтан блогын («Н» блогы) бірлескен геологиялық талдау туралы серіктестермен келісімге қол қойып, 2009 жылы осы өңірге кірдік. Блок Қазақстандағы Ақтау қаласынан 30 шақырымда теңіздің оңтүстік-батысында орналасқан және 8 100 шаршы метр ауданды алып жатыр.

Біздің қатысу үлесіміз 24,5%-ды құрайды, «КонокоФиллипс» компаниясының үлесіне тең, ал «ҚазМұнайГаз» ҰК» АҚ 51%-ға иелік етеді. Жоба «Н Оперейтинг Компани» ЖШС операциялық компаниясымен бірге жүзеге асырылады.

«Н» блогында алғашқы бұрғылау ұңғымасы 2010 жылы бұрғыланды, нәтижесінде бірнеше қабатта көмірсутегі табылды. Бүгінгі күні геологиялық барлау және бағалау жұмыстары жүргізілуде.


В Каспийском регионе существует множество перспективных возможностей, как на берегу, так и на шельфе. Мы вошли в этот регион в 2009 году, подписав соглашение с партнерами о совместной геологоразведке Блока Нурсултан («Н» Блок). «Н» Блок расположен в море на юго-юго-западе в 30 километрах от города Актау в Казахстане и занимает площадь 8 100 квадратных километров.

Наша доля участия составляет 24,5%, равная доле компании «КонокоФиллипс», а компания АО «НК «КазМунайГаз» владеет 51%. Проект осуществляется совместной операционной компанией ТОО «Н Оперейтинг Компани».

Первая разведочная скважина на «Н» Блоке была пробурена в 2010 году, в результате были обнаружены углеводороды в нескольких горизонтах. На сегодняшний день ведутся геологоразведочные и оценочные работы.


Production, Development & Exploration

The activities conducted by Mubadala Petroleum throughout our long-standing presence in Thailand reflect our strong capabilities in the areas of exploration, appraisal, development and production of hydrocarbons.

With a presence in Thailand since 2004, we operate four concessions including the very successful Jasmine B5/27 offshore development in the Gulf of Thailand. We also have interests in three non-operated concessions.

Our contribution to the Thai economy since commencing operations has been significant, with total expenditures up to the end of 2013 in excess of US$2.0 billion, and taxes and royalty payments of more than US$1.1 billion.

All production is sold for local use to meet Thailand’s growing energy needs. As a long-term investor in Thailand, we are fully committed not only to the development of the local energy industry, but also to acting responsibly, with the utmost respect to the environment and communities we are operating in. We are engaged in various CSR activities focusing on education, the environment and supporting the local communities.

Production: The success of Jasmine B5/27 and newly producing Manora field G1/48

In March 2005, just 13 months after concession acquisition, the first Jasmine platform, WPA, was installed and first oil was produced in June.

Today, six platforms and one Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit are in operation. Ban Yen produced first oil in 2008. The fields have already produced well over 50 million barrels; a substantial increase from the estimate made at the time of purchase in 2004. As of mid-2014, production output was approximately 15,000 bopd.

On 11 November 2014, the Manora oil field started production, which is about 80 kilometers offshore and sits beneath 44 meters of water. Mubadala Petroleum holds a 60 percent interest in, and operates, the G1/48 concession, located in the Northern Gulf of Thailand.

The field was discovered in 2009 and the development was sanctioned in July 2012. The facilities include a Wellhead Processing Platform with water injection facilities to maximize oil recovery with oil stored in a Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessel.

Production will reach a peak rate of approximately 15,000 bopd from up to ten production wells and five injection wells in the main reservoir sequence.

Development: Operation of the Nong Yao field

Mubadala Petroleum holds a 75 percent interest and operates the G11/48 concession is the southern Gulf of Thailand where the Nong Yao field is located. The field is approximately 165 kilometers offshore in water depth of about 75 meters.

The Nong Yao field was discovered in 2009 and its development was sanctioned in August 2013. The development comprises Wellhead Processing Platform and a minimum facility Wellhead Platform with crude export via a FSO vessel.

The initial development phase will consist of 23 development wells targeting the primary reservoirs. It is planned to commence production by mid-2015 and peak rates are expected to reach approximately 10,000 bopd within a few months of first oil.


Mubadala Petroleum continues an active exploration program for all its blocks in Thailand. A two year drilling program in the Gulf of Thailand commenced in mid-2013, comprising Jasmine exploitation and new field development as well as exploration drilling.








Appraisal & Exploration

Mubadala Petroleum has been present in Malaysia since April 2010, following the signing of the rst PSC agreement for Block SK320 in February the same year. We have a strong relationship with Petronas Carigali and are partners with them in two PSC’s for Blocks SK320 and DW2B.  

Appraisal: SK320

Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of Block SK320 located offshore Sarawak with 55 percent interest, Petronas Carigali holds 25 percent and Shell 20 percent. The block comprises a robust and diverse portfolio of exploration prospects. 3D seismic acquisition was undertaken in 2010 during exploration which led to the successful discovery of M5 in 2012. The most recent drilling campaign yielded three new, substantial gas discoveries - Pegaga, Sirih, Sintok - representing a very signicant hydrocarbon resource and the potential for a commercially attractive, integrated development. Work is ongoing to evaluate all the options for commercializing the  resources in the Block.

Exploration: DW2B

Mubadala Petroleum and Shell announced in January 2014 an equity swap for the exploration offshore blocks SK320 and DW2B. Mubadala Petroleum gained a 20 percent interest in the Shell operated deepwater Block DW2B while Shell gained a 20 percent interest in Block SK320.



Appraisal & Exploration

We have been involved in the oil and gas industry, pursuing a number of exciting opportunities offshore Vietnam since 2007. Mubadala Petroleum has built up valuable partnerships with Petrovietnam,Talisman, and other industry participants.


Block 07/03 is located in the Nam Con Son Basin and contains the Ca Rong Do (CRD) oil and gas field, which was discovered in 2009. Mubadala Petroleum holds 25 percent interest and Talisman is operator. Appraisal well CRD-3X successfully tested the reserves potential in 2013 and engineering studies are progressing preliminary development plans towards conrming commerciality and identifying the preferred development concept by the end of 2014. CRD, which at over 320 meters, would be the deepest water development to date in Vietnam.


We are actively exploring three blocks in Vietnam. Mubadala Petroleum operates Block 04-2, holding 90 percent interest.  Blocks 135 & 136/3 are located adjacent to CRD offshore Vietnam and Mubadala Petroleum acquired a 20 percent interest in this deep water block in May 2011.

Operator Talisman Energy acquired 3D seismic data in 2012 and the joint venture plans to drill the rst exploration wells in 2014.  Mubadala Petroleum plans to drill two to three exploration prospects across Blocks 04-2 and 135 & 136/03 by the end of 2014.

Giai đoạn Thăm dò và Thẩm định

Chúng tôi tham gia vào sự phát triển của ngành công nghiệp dầu khí Việt Nam từ năm 2007 và đã xây dựng được mối quan hệ đối tác giá trị với Tập đoàn Dầu khí Việt Nam, Talisman và Premier Oil, cũng như các công ty khác trong ngành công nghiệp này.

Mubadala Petroleum đang theo đuổi các cơ hội đầy tiềm năng ngoài khơi Việt Nam.

Giai đoạn Thẩm định:

Mubadala Petroleum giữ 25 phần trăm cổ phần tại Lô 07/03 do Premier Oil là nhà điều hành. Mỏ Cá Rồng Đỏ (CRD) được phát hiện năm 2009 ngoài khơi Việt Nam và giếng khoan thẩm định đã được tiến hành năm 2011.  Nhà điều hành sẽ khoan một giếng cam kết trong năm 2013.

Giai đoạn Thăm dò:

Lô 135 & 136-3 nằm liền kề với mỏ CRD ngoài khơi Việt Nam và Mubadala Petroleum giữ 20 phần trăm cổ phần của hai lô nước sâu này từ tháng 05-2011. Công tác thu nổ địa chấn ba chiều (3D) đã được thực hiện vào quý 2 năm 2012. Talisman là nhà điều hành giữ 40 phần trăm cổ phần và Tổng Công ty Thăm dò và Khai thác Dầu khí (PVEP) giữ 40 phần trăm còn lại.

Mubadala Petroleum là nhà điều hành Lô 04-02, giữ 90 phần trăm cổ phần và Bitexco giữ 10 phần trăm. Giếng khoan thăm dò đầu tiên của Lô 04-02 được thực hiện trong năm 2013.


Production and Exploration

Present in Indonesia since 2003, we are the operator of three blocks covered by the Sebuku, West Sebuku and Kerapu Production Sharing Contracts. The Sebuku PSC contains the Ruby gas field which started production in October 2013. Mubadala Petroleum is exploring further growth opportunities in high-impact offshore areas...

Production: Ruby Gas Field

The Ruby gas field is located in the Makassar Straits, between the islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi, and supplies gas for the domestic gas market. Mubadala Petroleum, operates and has a 70 percent interest in the Sebuku block that covers the field.

In June 2011, the development of the Ruby gas field was sanctioned. Just 28 months later first gas was produced. Together with our partners Total E&P Sebuku and INPEX South Makassar Ltd (each with 15 percent interest) we invested approximately US$500 million in building the project’s facilities.

First gas from Ruby followed a safe and successful hook-up and commissioning phase and parallel operations to drill Ruby’s four production wells. All offshore  platform facilities were constructed  in Indonesian fabrication yards between September 2011 and March 2013.

A 312 kilometer subsea pipeline connects the Ruby platform to the dedicated terminal for processing at the Senipah onshore gas plant, which is operated by Total E&P. The gas is delivered to a fertilizer plant owned by the buyer, PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur.

Exploration: Kerapu & West Sebuku PSCs

We are the operator of the Kerapu block with an interest of 70 percent and Japan Petroleum Exploration holding the remaining 30 percent. 3D seismic was acquired in 2010 and exploration drilling took place in 2013.

Mubadala Petroleum entered into the West Sebuku PSC agreement in May 2013 and is the operator with a 75.5 percent interest. INPEX Corporation holds the remaining 24.5 percent interest. The West Sebuku block surrounds the Sebuku block and interpretation of the 3D seismic data acquired over both blocks in early 2014 is ongoing.