Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) has been chosen by the Government of Abu Dhabi to participate in the development of Shah gas field, located about 180km southwest of Abu Dhabi.

Oxy will take a 40% share of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC’s) $10bn Shah gas project in a 30-year contract.

The Shah gas project consists of processing plants with a capacity of one billion cubic feet of gas per day.

The production will start in 2014, and will be of 500 million cubic feet of gas per day and a considerable amount of condensate and natural gas liquids.

US based energy company ConocoPhillips left the Shah field last April, and since then ADNOC has been searching for a partner to develop the gas field.