DOLPHIN ENERGY PARTICPATES
IN ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2009 - Demonstrating its
commitment to support cultural programs in Abu Dhabi, Dolphin Energy today
announced its participation as platinum sponsor of the Abu Dhabi International
The event has attracted more than 482 publishers from more than 50 countries.
Among the highlights of this year‟s event are the International Prize for Arab
Fiction and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award which has received more than 600
entries from 26 countries.
Commenting on the importance of Dolphin‟s participation, Mr. Ibrahim Al Ansari,
General Manager – UAE, Dolphin Energy, said: “This event provides a perfect
platform for the emirate to further its ambitions to become a leading destination
for arts and culture. Our involvement endorses those plans and complements our
commitment to programs that create cultural understanding and awareness. Our
track record in supporting initiatives of this nature is well known.”
Visitors to the Dolphin Energy stand, which is located at AT36 in the Atrium area
of the conference hall, will be able to view two important publications that were
commissioned by Dolphin Energy.
The first is titled „Dolphin‟ and comprises more than 150 unique color
photographs of dolphins – taken all over the world – feeding, playing, whistling
and jumping. There are also many classic shots of dolphins from the Arabian
„Dolphin‟ was published to commemorate the occasion of Dolphin Energy‟s first
gas production and supply to the UAE in July 2007 – as well as to celebrate „The
Year of the Dolphin‟ which was declared by the United Nations in the same year.
The second book entitled „CORAL‟ describes a pioneering three year investigation
of regional coral habitats & status growths. The book reviews the extensive
range of coral reefs lying in Abu Dhabi and eastern Qatari waters.
CORAL records and maps the reefs, assesses their condition – and the potential
for recovery of the degraded systems – and explains how teams of national
researchers in both Qatar and Abu Dhabi were recruited and trained.
“Both books illustrate Dolphin‟s commitment towards furthering awareness of the
need for environmental protection and the conservation of marine life.
Safeguarding natural habitats is a responsibility we take extremely seriously,”
concluded Mr. Al Ansari.
The event is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
and runs until 22 March 2009.
Dolphin Energy Limited
Dolphin Energy Limited was created to develop substantial energy projects throughout the GCC
and to create long-term economic wealth and new business opportunities for GCC citizens, far
into the future.
Dolphin Energy‟s major strategic initiative, the Dolphin Project, involves the production and
processing of natural gas from Qatar‟s North Field, and transportation of the dry gas by sub-sea
export pipeline from Qatar to the UAE, which began in July 2007.
The long term customers for Dolphin gas from Qatar are ADWEA (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity
Authority), DUSUP (Dubai Supply Authority) and OOC (Oman Oil Company). Each has signed a
gas supply agreement with Dolphin Energy for 25 years.
Dolphin Energy is owned 51 percent by Mubadala Development Company, on behalf of the
Government of Abu Dhabi – and 24.5 percent each by Total of France and Occidental Petroleum
of the USA.
Detailed information about Dolphin Energy can be found on:
For further information contact:
Mariam Al Badr
DVP Corporate Communications
Tel +971 2 6995500
Fax +971 2 6995578