The Shah gas field targets a capacity to supply half a billion standard cubic feet per day of network gas in full production by the end of this 2014 according to the developer of the project.
Situated at about 210 kilometers south-west of Abu Dhabi, the $10 billion, gas field will primarily contribute to the energy needs of Abu Dhabi and the UAE for over 30 years.
In recent years the processing such sour gas was made feasible after technology advancement. The Shah Gas field will yield about half a billion cubic feet per day of network gas and generate huge amount of very significant hydrocarbon by-products for domestic use and export.
It is said that the Shah Gas field is the biggest sour gas project among its kind ever developed by tapping into energy resources that are contained at high temperature and pressure. The highest hydrogen sulphide concentration in sour gas fields that have so far been utilized is about 15 per cent. a 266 kilometer railway line was specifically built to transport the Processed sulfur granules to the Ruwais port terminal for export.