ADNOC BREAKS RECORD FOR THE LONGEST WELL EVER DRILLED

October 21, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced today that a new world record for the longest oil and gas well has been set at its Upper Zakum Concession.
Stretching 50,000 feet (15240 meters), the well is around 800 feet longer than the previous world record set in 2017 and supports ADNOC’s efforts to expand production capacity of its lower carbon oil and gas resources to help meet the world’s growing demand for energy. ADNOC Drilling drilled the oil and gas well from Umm Al Anbar, one of ADNOC Offshore’s artificial islands.
This extraordinary feat of engineering is part of an extended reach well project designed and led by ADNOC Offshore, in collaboration with its Upper Zakum strategic international partners, ExxonMobil and INPEX/JODCO. The extended reach wells will tap into an undeveloped part of the giant Upper Zakum reservoir with the potential to increase the field’s production capacity by 15,000 barrels of oil per day, without the need to expand or build any new infrastructure.
Umm Al Anbar is one of Upper Zakum’s four artificial islands, serving as a hub for offshore drilling and operations.
In November 2017, Rosneft drilled the previous record well from the Orlan platform at Chaivo field in the Sea of Okhotsk. The reported length was 15,000 meters with 14,129 meters stepout.
(Source : ADNOC)