(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Dolphin Project involves the production and processing of natural gas from Qatar's North Field, and transportation of the dry gas by sub-sea export pipeline from Qatar to the UAE, which began in July 2007.
Each has signed a gas supply agreement with Dolphin Energy for 25 years.
Ibrahim Ahmed Al Ansaari, Chief Executive Officer, Dolphin Energy, termed the achievement as "a proud moment and is testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams, the support of and input from our shareholders and our strategic partner Qatar Petroleum."
Since the project achieved full throughput in February 2008, Dolphin Energy has been delivering two billion scf of natural gas per day to the UAE and Oman. It is meeting 30 per cent of the UAE's energy requirements and delivering significant volumes of natural gas to each of the country's seven emirates.
The company recently registered 100 per cent plant availability for the fifth consecutive year, helping deliver volumes of natural gas safely and reliably and in turn creating sustainable wealth, economic growth and employment opportunities for the citizens of the region.
"Utilising the skills, experience and expertise we have at our disposal has made this achievement possible as has an unstinting commitment to maintaining the highest levels of asset performance and integrity, safety and security."
"This has allowed us to make a significant contribution to maintaining energy security for the southern Gulf region and meet an increase in customer requirements when the need arises," added Al Ansaari.
Recently, Dolphin Energy delivered quantities of diverted LNG from Qatar, up to 300 million scf/day - between June and September, a period of high customer demand.
"This demonstrates the power of collaboration and we look forward to playing a key role in the years ahead and to another major production milestone," Al Ansaari concluded.
Dolphin Energy is owned 51 per cent by Mubadala Development Company, on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi and 24.5 per cent each by Totalof France and Occidental Petroleum of the USA.