Abu Dhabi Special Edition: Crisis and Resilience in the Covid-19 Era


The Energy Year is pleased to release this special digital report dedicated to Abu Dhabi under the theme of Crisis and Resilience in the Covid-19 Era. This digital edition details the strategies industry stakeholders have put in place to navigate the effect of the pandemic and oil price collapse, adapt to a new normal, keep their facilities and businesses operating and offer maximum protection to their employees and collaborators.

As Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Group CEO H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said, “Our ability to effectively navigate this challenging period comes down to the fact that we are realising the benefits of the transformation we started four years ago at the direction of the UAE’s leadership. In fact, these unprecedented times have highlighted just how forward-thinking our leadership’s guidance was in driving a comprehensive transformation at ADNOC.” This special report highlights some of the steps ADNOC and domestic industry stakeholders have taken to confidently navigate the crisis.

The Energy Year wishes to express its strong support for all of the critical tasks carried out by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, ADNOC and all other government institutions to manage a crisis of unprecedented nature and effects. Through this edition, we wish to salute the initiatives introduced by the UAE’s leaders to navigate the new economic landscape and help the country emerge from this period into a sustainable future.

We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to each and every contributor to this special report for their continuous support in building the country’s resilience and its sustainable energy future.

We trust you will enjoy reading this edition, and we also look forward to publishing our first report covering the market’s entire energy value chain, The Energy Year Abu Dhabi 2021, in Q1 2021.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Stay safe and well!

 The Energy Year team

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In this report

  • Sultan Ahmed AL JABER Strategic priorities in Abu Dhabi

    H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed AL JABER

    Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Group CEO


    Big data is accelerating our decision-making in volatile market conditions.
  • Consistency in the crisis

    Helge BEUTHAN

    Managing Director - United Arab Emirates


    We should always aim at breakthroughs in technology and applying the smartest solutions to any operations, not only during a period of crisis.
  • Leading the way in crisis response

    Ahmad EL TANNIR

    General Manager


    With one of the highest per-capita testing rates in the world, the UAE is leading global efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
  • Ghassan Mirdad Schlumberger Resilience in the region

    Ghassan MIRDAD

    President for the Eastern Middle East


    The market is still strong in the MEA region, despite Covid-19 making business more challenging.
  • ayman kahttab baker hughes egypt A new wave of digitalisation

    Ayman KHATTAB

    Vice President – Gulf – North Africa and India

    Baker Hughes

    The Covid-19 crisis is helping expedite the adoption of digitalisation in our industry as the concepts of AI and remote operations are becoming more accepted by customers.
  • Neil O'keeffe PwC Continuity in the GCC

    Neil O’KEEFFE

    Energy & Utilities & Resources Lead Partner


    There’s a lot of uncertainty around the shape of the recovery of product demand.
  • Craig Hayman Aveva Digital acceleration during Covid-19

    Craig HAYMAN



    Covid-19 has driven digital acceleration in many industries, and oil and gas is not alone.

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