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Malaysia’s Petronas to explore for 'unconventional oil' in Abu Dhabi

Unconventional oil, which is extracted via relatively complex methods, is found in the Western Hemisphere and Russia. Abu Dhabi is also seeking to extract some after successfully obtaining unconventional gas.
A worker carries an empty Petronas gas cylinder on his shoulder at a shop in Ampang, in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Feb. 29, 2016.

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced a new deal today related to unconventional exploration. 

ADNOC said that it awarded a contract to the Malaysian oil company PETRONAS to conduct energy exploration in Abu Dhabi’s Unconventional Onshore Block 1, which is located in the western Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. PETRONAS will own 100% of the operation to explore for unconventional oil there for six years. ADNOC will have the chance to own a 50% stake following the appraisal phase, which comes after oil is discovered, according to a statement from PETRONAS. 

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