2018 年 83 巻 6 号 p. 499-506
ADOC, Abu Dhabi Oil Co., Ltd. （Japan）, has been operating three oil fields offshore Abu Dhabi for more than 45 years. Recently, ADOC developed and commenced production from an oil field located in a Marine Protected Area, an area designated as a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO Secretariat. Therefore, special environmental measures were considered for the development of the field. The development plan of the field consisted of; 3D seismic acquisition, subsurface studies, zero discharge operations, dredging of a channel and construction of artificial island and surface facilities. This paper will summarize the various challenges of field development in an environmentally sensitive area, the measures that were implemented and the lessons learnt.