The Dolphin Project is the first inter-country energy project in the Middle East, which brings gas from the largest gas field in the world, the North field in Qatar, to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.
The North field gas is piped to the Ras Laffan processing facility then exported to the UAE via a 48 inch, 364km subsea pipeline to the Taweelah receiving station. The gas is then delivered through Dolphin’s wide on-shore gas network to UAE utilities and distribution customers such as Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC), Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP) and The Union Water and Electricity Company (UWEC), as well as the Oman Oil Company,
Production started in 2007 and facilities became fully operational in February 2008 with a base average throughput rate of 2 billion standard cubic feet per day. The gas compression facilities upgrade in 2016, increased the pipeline capacity to 3.2 billion cubic feet per day.
The cumulative gas production currently stands at over 7 trillion cubic feet of export gas.
Mubadala holds a 51 percent which is actively managed by Mubadala Energy. Occidental Energy and Total equally share the remaining 49 percent interest in Dolphin Energy.