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Abu Dhabi sets up new oil company
Abu Dhabi, April 28, 2014
UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi emirate, has issued a law setting up Al Yasat Company for Petroleum Operations.
The company will be owned by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (60 per cent) and CNPC International Hong Kong (40 per cent), a Wam report said.
The company will carry out the development of onshore and offshore areas in Abu Dhabi approved by the Supreme Petroleum Council.
Its functions will include exploration, drilling and maintenance of wells as required for the extraction of crude oil from reservoirs, as well as construction, operation and maintenance of all the necessary production facilities, conversion, processing, measurement, storage, transfer and delivery of crude oil from production wells to delivery points, in addition to the marketing of crude oil or exporting it abroad.