Description

The Abu Al Bukhoosh field in the Arabian Gulf (UAE) features an offshore platform located 180 km northwest of the Abu Dhabi shoreline. Production began in 1974 with PP, AKC, and a storage tanker, followed by the installation of AKW and LQ1 in 1977. From 1977 to 1981, water injection and gas lift were implemented. Subsequent phases included new platforms at AKS, AKW, and AKE from 1983 to 1989. In 1997, gas injection was developed to maintain reservoir pressure, and in 2002, an oil export pipeline was commissioned. Khuff gas production began in 1989 with KPP, followed by NKPP platforms in 2003. To date, 117 wells have been drilled and operated.

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918–2004) was an Emirati leader, credited with founding the United Arab Emirates. He governed the Eastern Region before becoming Abu Dhabi's ruler in 1966 and later the UAE's first president until his passing in 2004. Revered as the "Father of the Nation," he played a pivotal role in uniting the seven emirates. Zayed succeeded his brother as Abu Dhabi's ruler after a peaceful coup in 1966.

Obverse

Depicts an offshore platform surrounded by the inscriptions of the event in two circles in Arabic and English.

An oil platform (an oil rig, offshore platform, oil production platform, etc.) is a large structure with facilities to extract and process petroleum and natural gas in rock formations beneath the seabed.

توتال أبو البخوش
خمسَة وعشرون عاماً من الإنتاج
1974-1999
TWENTY FIVE YEARS OF PRODUCTION
TOTAL ABU AL BUKHOOSH

Reverse

Depicts a portrait of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan facing right, wearing a traditional cloak and headpiece, denomination below portrait enclosed by inscriptions in Arabic "His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan" above and "President of the United Arab Emirates" below.

The traditional men's headwear in some Middle Eastern areas consists of three components: a knitted skull-cap known as the "keffiyeh," (also referred to as a ghutrah, shemagh, or ḥaṭṭah) a large cotton headscarf, typically plain white or with a red-and-white checkered pattern, called the "ghutra," and a black cord named the "agal," which secures the ghutra in place.

صاحب السمو الشيخ زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
٢٥ درهماً
رئيس دولة الامارات العربيّة المتحدة

Edge

25 Dirhams

Oil Industry in the UAE
25th Anniversary of Abu Al Bukhoosh Field's First Oil Shipment

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KM# 55
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 20 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Austrian Mint

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