Thanks to a booming oil and gas industry, the 7 emirates of the UAE is thriving, with plenty of opportunities for citizens as well as foreign nationals from around the world. Over the past few decades, the industry has also helped in developing other sectors in the country, such as agriculture, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and tourism.
Indeed, the UAE is among the world’s top destinations for jobseekers, tourists, and investors alike. Thanks to the following top oil and gas companies, which have greatly contributed to the country’s impressive growth and development. In this article, let’s take a closer look at these oil and gas industry giants!
Best Oil and Gas Companies in UAE
Below is a list of the leading oil and gas companies in the UAE:
1. Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)
The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) conducts oil and gas exploration, oil production, power generation, underground gas storage, water desalination, pipeline construction, and other services. It is a government-controlled energy and holding company based in Abu Dhabi, established in June 2005.
When it comes to utility services, TAQA happens to be in the top 10 list in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Today, it has operations in 11 countries, with over 2,000 employees in 30 nationalities worldwide.
Address: Global Market Square, Al Maqam Tower 3, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (The Galleria, Al Maryah Island)
Telephone: +971 2 691 4900
2. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
With over 50,000 employees and offices located across the Gulf region, Europe, Asia, and North America, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is the 12th biggest oil company in the world in terms of production. Notably, it is the biggest oil company in the UAE.
Founded in 1971, the company is involved in oil production, refinery, energy production, storage, supply, and other related services.
Address: ADNOC Headquarters Building, Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 7070000
3. Al Masaood Energy
Established in 1971, Al Masaood Energy is one of the first oil and gas companies in the UAE, now with 50 years of experience in upstream and downstream operations. Having more than 1,000 employees, this company has operations throughout the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Mediterranean.
With headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Al Masaood Energy has subsidiaries in Algeria, Cyprus, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, along with sales networks in Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, and Montenegro.
Al Masaood Energy is a leading strategic partner of manufacturers and multinational contractors in the UAE’s energy industry. It is also an autonomous partner of Al Masaood Group, which happens to be one Abu Dhabi’s leading trading families. It was the first company to be registered by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, and has a diversified portfolio in multiple sectors, including oil and gas, engineering, automotive, properties, and retail.
Address: 17th Floor (P), Al Masaood Tower, 606 Hamdan Bin Mohammed St., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 626 7666
4. Crescent Petroleum
Crescent Petroleum was established in 1971; its head office is in Sharjah. Together with another subsidiary, Crescent Enterprises, it is part of the family-owned Crescent Group. Currently, Crescent Petroleum has upstream and downstream operations in the UAE and in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Address: Index Tower, Crescent House, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 6 572 7000
5. Dana Gas
Founded in Sharjah in 2005, Dana Gas may be considered as a relatively “young” company in the oil and gas industry. Today, however, it is the largest private sector natural gas company in the region, with operations on offshore platforms, pipelines, and onshore gas processing.
Having more than 1,100 employees with 17 nationalities, Dana Gas operates in several countries, namely Egypt, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and of course, the UAE.
Address: Al Majaz, Al Majaz 3, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 6 519 4444
6. Dubai Petroleum
Dubai Petroleum was established in 1969, soon after the first commercial oil export from Fateh field in Dubai. It happens to be the oldest company in the hydrocarbon sector, operating a number of oil and gas fields across the UAE.
Today, the company is dedicated to the exploration of new oil reserves, while implementing the latest technologies and offering various career development opportunities to its workforce.
Address: 1st Interchange, Shaikh Zayed Road, Al Safa St., next to Al Khazzan Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 343 2222
7. EMDAD Services LLC
Formerly known as Al Bawardi, EMDAD Services LLC was established in Abu Dhabi in 1979. It currently serves as an upstream and downstream provider of integrated solutions, while offering geological data management services as well.
The vision of EMDAD Services LLC is “to be the leading national integrated service provider for the upstream and downstream segments of the energy sector, providing solutions to local and regional clients.” The company attained ISO 19001 certification in 2001.
Address: 14th St., Musaffah, Musaffah Industrial, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 551 0049
8. Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat)
Established in 1981, Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) began with 70 service stations. These days, it provides high quality fuel to customers all over the country, including public and private agencies and corporations, too.
Emarat operates across the UAE, with service stations in Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain. The company also happens to have the largest storage in Jabel Ali Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, and other emirates.
Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd., Al Wasl, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 343 4444
9. Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)
In 1993, the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) was established by the Dubai government. This company is engaged in oil exploration, production, refinement, supply, trading, and marketing.
At present, the company has over 9,000 employees around the world. ENOC operates in more than 60 countries, and has over 30 subsidiaries specialising in other sectors such as storage, processing, aviation, and sales.
Address: ENOC Retail, ENOC House III, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 800 3662
10. Lootah BCGas
Founded in 1997, Lootah BCGas is a major supplies of gas to some of Dubai’s top companies, such as Al Futtaim, Emaar, Nakheel, and other developers. Today it is one of the leading “gas ulitility” companies in the region, with branches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah in the UAE, and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
Lootah BCGas currently has more than 1,500 gas-related contracts, specialising in GAS LPG as well as SNG transmission and distribution across the country. It is also part of the Sharjah Gas Distribution Project, which is the first citywide natural gas network in the GCC, providing gas services to more than 70,000 customers.
Notably, the company is also known for providing high quality natural gas and LPG piping systems to commercial as well as residential buildings in the UAE. In particular, Lootah BCGas is responsible for gas installations on Yas Island; these installations include high-pressure steel pipelines, H2S removal, pressure regulation, and many others.
Address: 248 Salah Al Din St., Opp. Yasmin Bldg, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 297 7741
11. Petrofac Emirates
Petrofac is one of the leading energy services companies globally; it is constantly aimed towards meeting the world’s ever-evolving energy needs. The company is known for designing, building, and operating state-of-the-art energy facilities.
In 1991, Petrofac International was founded, starting out with an operational centre in Sharjah. Over the years, it expanded, supporting regional and international projects. Meanwhile, the Pacific Tower at Al Khan district in Sharjah became the business’ iconic landmark.
In 2008, the company established Petrofac Emirates in Abu Dhabi. The company provides services as as design, engineering, procurement, construction services for onshore oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, and renewables projects. With more than 30 offices worldwide, the company is certainly among today’s leading energy services companies.
Address: Petrofac Tower, Al Khan St., Al Khan, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 6 574 0999
12. Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC)
The Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) is a public company owned by the government of Sharjah. Established in 2010 through an Emiri decree, the company is engage in oil exploration, extraction, construction, and engineering operations.
Today, SNOC is one of the leading gas producers in the UAE, with three gas condensate fields and a huge gas processing plant at Sajaa. The company’s operations also include the following: the Moveyeid field, which is used for storing gas; an LPG liquid storage facility located at the Hamriyah Free Zone; and a hyrocarbon condensate storage terminal at Al Hamriyah.
Address: Petroleum Council Building, Al Layyeh Suburb, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 6 519 9700
Some Final Thoughts
As you can see, the above oil and gas companies are some of the biggest in the UAE, if not in the MENA region, and the world! Other than being a great source of fuel and energy for multiple sectors, these companies have also been providing many job opportunities for citizens and expats, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
If you are seeking a career in the oil and gas industry, do check out the companies described above. At the same time, you can also visit our jobs section, where you will find plenty of career opportunities based in Dubai and the rest of the emirates.