LICENSE ROUND 2018

 Established in the year 1984

Ras Al Khaimah Offshore and Onshore Acreage are currently unlicensed. Building on legacy work and studies, RAK Gas reviewed the offshore and onshore subsurface potential, using Play Based Exploration (PBE), to build a rejuvenated Exploration Portfolio. RAK Gas has committed to organise a License Round for its entire offshore and Onshore concessions in 2018, to allow prospective companies bid for acreage.

Block 1 Rak B Undeveloped Oil and Gas discovery. Cretaceous “Arabian Platform” leads, related to extensional setting. Possible deeper potential (Jurassic).
Block 2  Saleh Field discovered in 1964. Gas Production from Cretaceous “Arabian Platform” (1984 to 2016). Cretaceous leads, related to extensional setting. Possible deeper potential (Jurassic).
Block 3 Cretaceous Arabian Platform leads, related to extensional setting. Possible deeper potential (Jurassic).
Block 4 Cretaceous Arabian Platform leads, related to extensional setting. Possible shallower potential related to Miocene Carbonates (Asmari Formation).
Block 5 Onshore “thrust front” large compressive structures extending in the offshore transition zone. Cretaceous “Arabian Platform” and Tertiary Potential.
Block 6 Onshore “thrust front” large compressive structures. extending in the offshore transition zone. Cretaceous “Arabian Platform, Jurassic and Permo-Triassic potential.
Block 7 Onshore potential related to compressive structures. Cretaceous “Arabian Platform, Jurassic and Permo-Triassic potential.
RAK complex structural history generates a lot of diversity in the type of Exploration Plays. While UAE typical Cretaceous Carbonates opportunities are present, (analogous to the Saleh field), the thrust belt creates alternative structural and stratigraphic plays.

  • Building on the experience of producing the Saleh Gas field and RAK B Oil discovery, RAK Gas used Play Based Exploration (PBE) to build a rejuvenated Exploration Portfolio.
  • RAK complex geology, unique in UAE, creates multiple play opportunities based on numerous working Petroleum Systems.
  • All studies are available in our Data Room.



Speculative Prospects

To help further polarize prospectivity in its offshore acreage, RAK Gas is planning to acquire a large blanket broadband seismic 3D.


RAK 2018 License Round Process

Speculative Prospects
RAK 2018 License will open in March, 2018
Data Rooms will be open in Ras Al Khaimah and London.

For more information, please contact:

Nishant Dighe

Chief Executive Officer

RAK Gas LLC


Thibaut Burckhart

Exploration Manager

RAK Gas LLC


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