The completion of ADCO’s Habshan-Furjairah pipeline has dramatically changed Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s energy landscape. The pipeline is designed to transport 1.5 million barrels of crude oil per day, with the possibility of increasing this to 1.8 mbpd through the use of drag-reducing agents.
ADCO has been a key part of Abu Dhabi’s massive investment program, with nearly $1.5 billion into its Phase 1 Development Programme, which will add about 400,000 bpd to its output. The company has also been pioneering CO2 injection techniques, taking on a leadership role in taking this promising technology to enterprise level.
Al-Kindy skillfully negotiated EPC contracts for ADCO’s field development towards the bottom of the contracting market. Abdul Munim Al Kindy joined the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company (ADPC) in 1975, as an apprentice, and continued his further education in the UK. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1982. He occupied a number of senior positions in all onshore fields and terminals. In 1990 he joined British Petroleum, on secondment, and worked in North Sea operations, commercial, and strategy development.
In 1997 he was appointed as the deputy general manager of ADCO, joined National Drilling Company in 2001, as General Manager, before returning to ADCO in 2007. The next priority is building a workforce that can meet both the technical challenges of mature field development while enhancing local human capital in the industry.
“Somehow this has to be tackled without dilution to the knowledge pool,” Al-Kindy told Oil & Gas Middle East. “We are continuously exploring how we can attract youngsters to the industry. There is an underlying image for the upstream industry with the youth of today.”