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History of ADOC

Business History: Abu Dhabi Oil Co., Ltd. (Japan)

December61967A concession agreement for Mubarraz Field and DALMA Field is signed.
January171968ADOC celebrates the 30th anniversary of its  establishment.
February11968The three companies transfer the concession to ADOC.
September 1968The Mubarraz oil well No.1 successfully produces crude oil.
July 1971Development of the Mubarraz Oil Field begins.
April 1972Construction of the Mubarraz Island terminal begins.
May71973 Mubarraz Oil Field starts production.
June61973The first shipment of Mubarraz crude oil is made.
September101979The concession in the West Mubarraz area is transferred to MOCO.
June191982AR well No.1 successfully produces crude oil.
February 1985Development of AR Oil Field begins.
January 1988Construction of AR Oil Field production facilities begins.
February 1988The cumulative production reaches 100 million barrels.(ADOC)
January101989AR Oil Field starts producing crude oil.
March51989The first shipment of Mubarraz Blend crude oil (a mixture of Mubarraz crude oil and AR crude oil) is made.
November201992Crude oil shipments reach a cumulative total of 300 shiploads.
July 1994Development of GA Oil Field begins.
July101995GA Oil Field starts producing crude oil.
June241996 ADOC's head office is moved to Shinjuku Daiichi Seimei Building.
March91997The cumulative production reaches 150 million barrels.(ADOC)
January171998ADOC celebrates the 30th anniversary of its establishment.
November 2000A "sour gas" injection project is launched.
May 2001A "zero-gas-flaring" project is initiated; underground disposal of waste water begins.
January 2002The cumulative production reaches 50 million barrels.(MOCO)
May 2003ADOC celebrates the 30th anniversary of its commencement of oil production.
July272004Crude oil shipments reach a cumulative total of 500 shiploads.
June 2005The cumulative production reaches 200 million barrels. (ADOC)
January12006ADOC merges with MOCO.
February262007 ADOC's head office is moved to Tennoz Central Tower.
January172008ADOC celebrates the 40th anniversary of its establishment.
September132009The cumulative production reaches 300 million barrels.
February 3 2011 New concession agreement covering the three existing fields (Mubarraz Field, Umm Al Anbar Field and Neewat Al Ghalan Field) and an additional concession area (Hail Field) is signed.
February 23 2012 Achievment of 600 cumulative shipment of crude oil.
December 6 2012 Commencement of New concession agreement.
May 7 2014 ADOC's head office is moved to Hamamatsucho Building.

Developments in the UAE and Neighboring Countries

August 1966H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan becomes the ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
June 1967The Third Middle East War (Six-Day War) breaks out.
August 1970H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, visits Japan to attend Japan World Exposition Osaka 1970.
December 1970Abu Dhabi-Japan Society (now the UAE-Japan Society) is established.
December21971The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is established.
October 1973The Fourth Middle East War breaks out.
The first oil crisis occurs.
December 1979The Iran Revolution takes place.
The second oil crisis occurs.
September 1980The Iran-Iraq War breaks out.
May 1981The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is established.
June 1988The Abu Dhabi Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) is established.
August 1988A cease-fire in the Iran-Iraq War is realized.
May 1990UAE President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan visits Japan.
August 1990Iraq invades Kuwait.
January171991The Gulf War breaks out.
January 1995Their Imperial Highnesses the Japanese Crown Prince and Crown Princess visit the UAE.
December22001The UAE marks the 30th anniversary of its establishment.
March202003The Iraq War breaks out.
November22004UAE President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan passes away.
November32004H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is elected as the new President of the UAE.
December 2007Visit of Sh.Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to Japan.
December22011The 40th Anniversary of UAE National Day.
February 2014Visit of Sh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to Japan.