ADNOC Sets Well-Length Record

At 50,000 ft, the well is about 800 ft longer than the previous record holder.

Upper Zakum

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said it set a new world record for the longest oil and gas well at its Upper Zakum Concession. Stretching 50,000 ft, the well is around 800 ft longer than the previous world record set in 2017. ADNOC Drilling drilled the well from Umm Al Anbar, one of ADNOC Offshore’s artificial islands.

The extended-reach wells will tap into an undeveloped part of the giant Upper Zakum reservoir with the potential to increase the field’s production capacity by 15,000 B/D.

Umm Al Anbar is one of Upper Zakum’s four artificial islands, serving as a hub for offshore drilling and operations.

The producer added that its use of the artificial island concept has resulted in cost savings and environmental benefits compared to conventional approaches that traditionally require more offshore installations and infrastructure.