- Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
- Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)
- Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)
- EMDAD Services LLC
- Dubai Petroleum Establishment
- Al Masaood Oil & Gas
- Sharjah National Oil Corporation
- Dana Gas
- Crescent Petroleum Company
- Dragon Oil Plc
- Lootah BC
The UAE’s national economy has historically depended on the oil and gas industry since the fossil fuel was first discovered in the erstwhile Trucial States. The oil and gas assets of the state have since then contributed significantly to the development of the UAE economy and created jobs for millions of residents and expats. This has been further augmented by reinvesting the industry’s sizeable contributions to other industries including tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, trade and social sectors, contributing to the country’s diversified economy and a stronger infrastructure. As one of the largest oil producers in the world, there are many oil and gas companies in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
With its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, ADNOC is one of the leading oil and gas companies in the UAE that caters to a large network of companies enhancing the country’s position in the hydrocarbon value chain. The company has been actively functioning for over 46 years and its services range from exploration of oil fields to energy production, refinery processes, storage and supply. ADNOC also takes part in developing wide-ranging petrochemical products that expand its contribution to Abu Dhabi’s economy.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company TAQA is an energy and water company that was founded in June 2005 in Abu Dhabi. The company provides services internationally across 11 countries and is operated by the government of Abu Dhabi.
TAQA caters to the fields of power generation, exploration of oil and gas, production, desalination of water, pipelines and underground gas storage. The company has aligned its strategy to Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030 to ensure growth and success.
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is one of the major oil and gas companies operating in Dubai. ENOC was established in 1993 and currently has over 9,000 employees who serve the company’s diversified group of customers. The oil and gas company is owned by the Dubai Government and is active in exploration, production, supply, refinement processing, trade, marketing and retail. Moreover, it has over 30 related subsidiaries operating in the industries of storage, processing, aviation and sales.
EMDAD Services LLC
Formerly known as AL Bawardi, EMDAD was established in 1979 in Abu Dhabi and has received the ISO 9001 award in 2001. The company functions as both an upstream and downstream integrated solution provider.
Emarat is leading petrol corporation in the UAE that operates in Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Sharjah. It was started in the year 1981 with 90 service stations.
Dubai Petroleum Establishment
Dubai Petroleum Establishment began its operations in 1969, the year when the Fateh field started with commercial oil exports. The company’s current focus is on implementing new technologies and exploring new oil reserves.
Al Masaood Oil & Gas
Al Masaood Oil & Gas was established in 1971 and was formerly known as MOISS. With a solid history of over 48 years, the company takes pride in being one of the first oil and gas contractors and suppliers in the UAE. With over 900 employees, the company offers advanced energy services not only in the UAE but to North Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean.
Sharjah National Oil Corporation
The Sharjah National Oil Corporation or SNOC was one of the oil and gas companies in the UAE which was established under an Emiri decree in 2010. It is a public company owned by the government of Sharjah. The company is engaged in exploration, discovery, extraction and engineering operations and construction.
Founded in 2005 in Sharjah, Dana Gas PJSC is the largest natural gas private sector company in the Middle East. In the UAE, the Sharjah based oil and gas company functions as an offshore platform, pipeline, and onshore gas processing. The company’s plant is located in Zora, Sharjah.
Crescent Petroleum Company
Founded in 1971, Crescent Petroleum Company operates from its headquarters in Sharjah. Crescent Petroleum Company is a private upstream oil and gas company in the region and it one of the largest and oldest UAE-based oil and gas companies in the private sector.
Dragon Oil Plc
Dragon Oil is a Dubai based oil and gas company that engages in reserve exploration and production. Established in the year 1971, Dragon Oil was originally established in Ireland by Dr. Oliver Conor Waldron as Oliver Prospecting & Mining Co. Later in 1993, the company changed its name to its current name, Dragon Oil. Currently, it is an upstream subsidiary of the renowned Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) who bought the major shares of the company in 1999, the year when Dragon Oil moved to its present Dubai Headquarters.
Lootah BCGas, catering to over 1,500 gas-related contracts, specialises in Natural Gas LPG & SNG transmission and distribution in the UAE. Started in 1997, the company is recognized as a key gas supplier to some of the top companies in Dubai including Emaar, Nakheel and Al Futtaim.
These are some of the top-listed oil and gas companies of the UAE. Some of these are well-known petrol brands in Dubai and other emirates while others are engaged in industrial operations and export of oil. These companies are core contributors to the UAE’s economy and play a vital role in the economic growth of the nation.