RAK Government launches ‘Petroleum Licensing Round’

Mon 02-04-2018 16:55 PM

RAS AL-KHAIMAH, 2nd April, 2018 (WAM) — The Government of Ras al-Khaimah has announced the official launch of RAK’s 2018 Petroleum Licensing Round and the establishment of the new Ras al-Khaimah Petroleum Authority, the regulator responsible for the Licensing Round tendering process and ongoing management of petroleum rights.

These actions reflect the vision of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, regarding the development of the Emirate and its natural resources. The Licensing Round is being supported by RAK’s national oil company, RAK Gas.

The Licensing Round offers seven contract areas, including four shallow water offshore blocks and three onshore blocks and covering almost the entire emirate. The blocks on offer include highly prospective exploration opportunities, an undeveloped oil discovery, and a mature gas condensate redevelopment opportunity.

There is access to existing petroleum infrastructure, including pipelines and oil and gas processing facilities, as well as access to international oil markets and local gas markets. The petroleum rights will be governed by a new Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement.

The Licensing Round, which is RAK’s first, expects to receive bids in November 2018. Data rooms are now available for reservation in RAK and London.

Nishant Dighe, Chief Executive Officer of RAK Gas, said, “We are encouraging international oil companies to take advantage of this rare opportunity to build their portfolios in the UAE. Ras al-Khaimah has significant remaining oil and gas potential within its diverse petroleum geology – in both the onshore and offshore acreage.”

“All offshore blocks have recently been covered by a new multi-client broadband 3D seismic survey which is available for viewing. The petroleum rights will be governed by a modern, investor-friendly, Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement, making Ras al-Khaimah a very attractive place to explore for, and produce oil and gas,” he added.

WAM/Nour Salman/MOHD AAMIR

Avatar

WAM

About Author

In November 1976, the United Arab Emirates agreed to set up the Emirates News Agency, WAM, to communicate news and information about the nascent state. On 18th June, 1977, WAM began to fullfil its professional mandate by transmitting UAE news to the rest of the world, covering all aspects of its political, economic and social development. The data on this website is federated through WAM.AE RSS Feeds. This website is not affiliated with WAM and you are requested to always view the latest articles and updates directly from the source website.

You may also like

ADFF Introduces New Award for Environmental Films

  • Sep 09, 2011
WAM Abu Dhabi, Sept. 6th, 2011 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), organized by Abu Dhabi Authority for

DCL analyzes thousands of food and environmental samples

  • Sep 09, 2011
Tue 06-09-2011 22:08 PM WAM Dubai, Sept. 6th, 2011 (WAM) -- Food and Environment Laboratory Section of Dubai Central Laboratory