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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Adnoc appoints new heads for onshore, offshore and gas units

Yassat Petroleum and LNG units to be headed by two female chief executives 

<p>Gas injection facilities at Umm Shaif field, 150km offshore Abu Dhabi, operated by Adnoc&#39;s offshore unit. Adnoc Offshore will now be headed by Ahmad Al Suwaidi, who was previously at the helm of the group&rsquo;s sour gas company. Courtesy Adnoc</p>
<p>Gas injection facilities at Umm Shaif field, 150km offshore Abu Dhabi, operated by Adnoc&#39;s offshore unit. Adnoc Offshore will now be headed by Ahmad Al Suwaidi, who was previously at the helm of the group&rsquo;s sour gas company. Courtesy Adnoc</p>

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has appointed five new chief executives to lead its offshore, onshore, petroleum, sour gas and liquefied natural gas units, the company announced on social media on Wednesday.

Yasser Al Mazrouei has been appointed chief executive of Adnoc Onshore, which looks after onshore concessions in Abu Dhabi. He joins the company from a chief executive role at Adnoc Offshore, where he oversaw the merger of Adma-Opco with Zadco. Adnoc Offshore, meanwhile, will now be headed by Ahmad Al Suwaidi, who was previously at the helm of the group’s sour gas company.

Fatima Al Nuaimi has been appointed acting chief executive of Adnoc LNG replacing Fahim Kazim. She joins Adnoc from UAE chemicals producer Borouge, where she functioned in the capacity of senior vice president of supply chain. Yassat Petroleum, which oversees production from two concession areas in Abu Dhabi, will now have Tayba Al Hashemi at the helm as acting CEO. Prior to her new position, Ms Al Hashemi had various roles in the group’s exploration unit.

Omar Al Nasseri was appointed as acting CEO of Adnoc Sour Gas. Previously he led the Bab, NEB and Adnoc’s sole risk development assets at Adnoc Onshore.

Adnoc was looking to “introduce gender diversity to its senior leadership” and “empower younger leaders”, it said in a tweet on Wednesday.

The appointments come amid plans by Adnoc, which unified branding of its various entities across its value chain last year, to raise production capacity to 3.5 million barrels per day in 2018. Adnoc, which is set announce its downstream strategy next month, has also announced a bid round for six onshore blocks.

The company has since March offered stakes in offshore concessions to international oil companies from its Asian customer base such as India and China as well as European majors, with Adnoc retaining a 60 per cent interest.

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