Proceedings of the
Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Environmental Performance within ADNOC, its Group of Companies
Mr. Hazem Abuahmad
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was incorporated as a state owned company on 27th
November 1971, operating in all areas of oil, gas, and petrochemical industry. This was in agreement with
the vision and wise policies of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, may Almighty Allah rest his
soul in peace.
Oversight and formulation of Abu Dhabi oil and gas policies is provided by the Supreme Petroleum
Council (SPC) which was established by Law No. 1 on June 5, 1988.
ADNOC is one of the biggest oil companies in the world and is the major oil and gas company in the
U.A.E., and has steadily broadened its activities through varies subsidiaries (Group Companies) and
affiliates from exploration and production, support services, to oil and gas companies, oil refining, gas
processing, chemicals and petrochemicals, maritime transportation and refined products and distribution,
and technical education institutions.
The environment and its protection became the most important issue and one of the main priorities of
nations especially during economic development. This leads to the need of integrating of three dimensions
into one mechanism; social improvement, economic growth, and environment protection. This is referred
to as sustainable development in today’s world, which requires the diffusion of these values (or
dimensions) and encourages and promotes economic growth to support clean technologies development
and social improvement and maintaining a balanced process.