Adnoc has ambitious plans to boost production capacity. Drilling is at record highs with plans to raise it further.

Abu Dhabi’s Adnoc this week signed three drilling-related procurement contracts with a combined value of $3.6bn. This huge sum highlights Adnoc’s ambitious expansion plan, but is itself less than a quarter of the $15bn that the firm plans to spend on drilling procurement over the next three years.

Adnoc has established itself as one of the most dynamic NOCs in the...