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UAE's Shah Gas project on track for 2014

Abu Dhabi sour gas development on track despite challenges US$10bn project faces

UAE's Shah Gas project on track for 2014
Abu Dhabi sour gas development on track despite challenges US$10bn project faces.

Abu Dhabi's huge sour gas development is on track for completion in late 2014 despite the challenges US$10bn project faces, the CEO of the operating company said on Tuesday.

"Our facilities are 60 percent complete and the drilling is 20 percent complete. By late 2014, we will be delivering the project," Saif al Ghafli, CEO of Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company told an energy conference.

The risks associated with drilling, the size of the facility, the environmental and technical issues are some of the challenges that have to be overcome, he said.

The US$10bn project will deliver 500m cubic ft per day of clean gas as well as condensates, natural gas liquids and sulphur once completed, he said.

He added that the costs have been according to the plan.

US-based Occidental Petroleum was awarded the Shah Gas project early in 2011.

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