Skip to main content

More gas discovered off coast of Abu Dhabi

The field, which is operated by Italy’s Eni, has yielded considerable natural gas to the UAE this year.

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced a new gas discovery today. 

The discovery in the Offshore Block 2 Exploration Concession off the cost of Abu Dhabi amounts to 1-1.5 trillion standard cubic feet of gas. The field is operated by the Italian energy giant Eni, ADNOC said in a press release. 

Why it matters: The Offshore Block 2 gas field has proved successful for ADNOC. In February, the company also announced a discovery 1.5-2 trillion standard cubic feet in the field. The latest discovery therefore nearly doubles the amount of natural gas ADNOC has found there. 

Oil and gas play a major role in the United Arab Emirates’ economy and are responsible for 30% of the Gulf state’s growth domestic product and 13% of its exports. The UAE has the seventh-largest natural gas reserves in the world, according to the US Department of Commerce

Abu Dhabi is the center of the Emirates’ energy sector.

Emirati entities are also pursuing investments in renewable energy and green technology and ADNOC is no exception. Earlier this month, ADNOC signed an agreement with France’s TotalEnergies on carbon capture. In June, ADNOC sent ammonia to Japan

Know more: Eni is heavily involved in the Middle East and North Africa. Most recently, the Italian oil and gas company has been working to secure gas for Europe from Egypt, Libya and Algeria.

Join hundreds of Middle East professionals with Al-Monitor PRO.

Business and policy professionals use PRO to monitor the regional economy and improve their reports, memos and presentations. Try it for free and cancel anytime.

Already a Member? Sign in


The Middle East's Best Newsletters

Join over 50,000 readers who access our journalists dedicated newsletters, covering the top political, security, business and tech issues across the region each week.
Delivered straight to your inbox.


What's included:
Our Expertise

Free newsletters available:

  • The Takeaway & Week in Review
  • Middle East Minute (AM)
  • Daily Briefing (PM)
  • Business & Tech Briefing
  • Security Briefing
  • Gulf Briefing
  • Israel Briefing
  • Palestine Briefing
  • Turkey Briefing
  • Iraq Briefing

Premium Membership

Join the Middle East's most notable experts for premium memos, trend reports, live video Q&A, and intimate in-person events, each detailing exclusive insights on business and geopolitical trends shaping the region.

$25.00 / month
billed annually

Become Member Start with 1-week free trial
What's included:
Our Expertise AI-driven

Memos - premium analytical writing: actionable insights on markets and geopolitics.

Live Video Q&A - Hear from our top journalists and regional experts.

Special Events - Intimate in-person events with business & political VIPs.

Trend Reports - Deep dive analysis on market updates.

Text Alerts - Be the first to get breaking news, exclusives, and PRO content.

All premium Industry Newsletters - Monitor the Middle East's most important industries. Prioritize your target industries for weekly review:

  • Capital Markets & Private Equity
  • Venture Capital & Startups
  • Green Energy
  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Development
  • Leading Edge Technology
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Banking

We also offer team plans. Please send an email to and we'll onboard your team.

Already a Member? Sign in

Start your PRO membership today.

Join the Middle East's top business and policy professionals to access exclusive PRO insights today.

Join Al-Monitor PRO Start with 1-week free trial