UAE is ‘spending sufficiently’ on optimising asset integrity

Most oil and gas professionals believe the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making the right investments in asset integrity to meet the country’s rising challenges in production from established oil fields, a new poll has shown.

According to the poll, conducted at the APIDEC Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, 72 per cent of participants said that the UAE’s oil and gas industry is spending sufficiently on optimising asset integrity, as facilities are increasingly called upon to operate beyond the lifespan for which they were originally designed.

The remaining 28 per cent of participants believe the industry is under-investing in asset performance in the UAE.