Under the terms of the deal, Eni and OMV have acquired 20% and 15% shares respectively in ADNOC Refining, which refines in excess of 922,000 barrels per day of crude and condensate at its Ruwais and Abu Dhabi based refineries. The transaction reflects the scale, quality and growth potential of ADNOC Refining’s assets. Ruwais is the 4th biggest single-site refinery in the world and is the focus of further expansion and integration to develop the world’s largest single-site refining and petrochemicals complex. As a zero heavy fuel oil capable Refining business, it is well positioned for IMO 2020 (the new regulatory cap on Sulphur emissions for marine fuel). Expanding its refining and petrochemical operations at Ruwais supports ADNOC as it evolves to become a leading global downstream player.
ADNOC, Eni and OMV have now incorporated a new trading joint venture, ADNOC Global Trading, at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). ADNOC Global Trading will focus on direct sales of products from the refinery to customers, primarily in Asia, and in emerging markets. This will enable the entity to capture trading value throughout the entire supply chain. ADNOC is building out its trading activity and capabilities in order to better optimize and commercialize its assets and product flows to deliver greater value from its operations.
Physical and derivative trading is expected to begin in 2020 when all necessary processes, procedures and systems are in place. Eni and OMV will provide ADNOC with know-how, operational experience and support to accelerate the development of the trading joint venture, enabling ADNOC and its partners to optimize their systems and better manage their international product flows. The partners hold the same shareholding in the trading joint venture as in ADNOC Refining.
These strategic partnerships with Eni and OMV are another example of ADNOC’s group-wide transformation and value creation strategy in response to an evolving energy landscape. This will ensure ADNOC remains a resilient and flexible company that can take full advantage of market opportunities.
ADNOC is a major diversified group of energy and petrochemical companies that produces about 3 million barrels of oil and 10.5 billion cubic feet of raw gas a day. Its integrated upstream, midstream and downstream activities are carried out by 14 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies.
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Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer), which today trades as ADNOC Refining, was formed as a separate entity in 1999 to take over the responsibility of refining operations from ADNOC Group. Its operations cover crude oil and condensate refining, and the supply of petroleum products. ADNOC Refining operates three refineries: Ruwais East and Ruwais West in Ruwais, as well as Abu Dhabi Refinery in Abu Dhabi, with a total refining capacity in excess of 922,000barrels per day. ADNOC Refining employs approximately 4,700 staff.