Monday, 3 April 2017

UAE’s ADNOC, and Masdar sign MoUs with Saudi Aramco on oil and gas collaboration and sustainable energy technology

In Oil & Companies News 03/04/2017

Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, today signed two separate MoUs with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, and with Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, covering energy and technology collaboration, renewables, and carbon management.
Under the terms of the MoU between ADNOC and Saudi Aramco, the two companies will collaborate on identifying technologies that could deliver improved operational performance and efficiency across the oil and gas value chain. The MoU was signed by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and CEO of the ADNOC Group, and Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber said, “The United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have strong bilateral ties built on fraternity, collaboration and partnership. We share many strategic objectives, and increased cooperation between ADNOC and Saudi Aramco will further ensure our long-term economic and energy resilience.” “This agreement reinforces our renewed approach to partnerships, which are aimed at leveraging and building on existing industry expertise. Innovation and technology are critical to our growth strategy, and there is a strong focus on integrating new technologies into our upstream and downstream operations, as we work to harness maximum value,” the UAE Minister of State added.
“We are delighted to have concluded this collaborative agreement with ADNOC. It will strengthen the existing links between our two companies and accelerate key enablers of both our companies’ long-term resilience by fostering a culture of knowledge sharing. The MoU will bring many benefits for both our companies. ADNOC and Saudi Aramco have successful records of investing in technology. In addition to their in-house networks, both companies have a wide range of collaborative relationships, at home and abroad, with leading energy institutions,” said Amin Nasser.
Saudi Aramco also signed an MoU with Masdar, where the parties will collaborate on sustainable development and renewable energy to yield advancements in clean electricity generation, and carbon capture for Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the world.
The MoU was signed by Yasser Mufti, Executive Director of New Business Development at Saudi Aramco and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar.

Commenting on the signing, Mufti said, “Saudi Aramco welcomes the MoU with Masdar. We are embarking on an ambitious programme in sustainable energy, including renewables and CO2 capturing and are also supporting the research and development efforts of various organisations and institutes in the Kingdom to promote renewables use in power generation and water desalination. This MoU,” he added, “will facilitate cooperation in research and development, education and sustainable awareness, on the basis of each company’s experience in the development and deployment of sustainability programmes.” “This important agreement reflects the shared commitment of Masdar and Saudi Aramco to industry collaboration, which is essential to ensure that sustainable energy based projects benefit from the best available technology, knowledge and skills,” said Al Ramahi.
The Masdar CEO added, “Working with Saudi Aramco will provide substantial insight into their unparalleled experience of deploying large-scale energy projects, while at the same time we are honoured to be able to share our significant expertise as a first-mover in large scale commercial renewable energy development in the Middle East and international markets. The growth potential for renewables in Saudi Arabia is vast, and through our partnership, we look forward to supporting the delivery of affordable and sustainable energy in the kingdom.”

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)