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Saudi Arabia Unveils Discovery of Seven Oil, Gas Deposits

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister announced the discovery of seven oil and gas deposits in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province and Empty Quarter, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman explained that Saudi Aramco had achieved overwhelming success, unveiling the following discoveries:

  • Two unconventional oil fields
  • A reservoir of light Arabian oil
  • Two natural gas fields
  • Two natural gas reservoirs

Aramco discovered the two unconventional oil fields and the reservoir in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province while two natural gas fields and two reservoirs were discovered in the Empty Quarter.

The Eastern Province

The teams discovered the “Ladam” unconventional oil field after the flow of very light Arabian oil in the Ladam-2 well at a rate of 5,100 barrels per day and approximately 4.9 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.

Furthermore, they found “Al-Farouk”, unconventional oil field in the Eastern Province following the Arab ultra-light oil that flowed from the Al-Farouk-4 well at a rate of 4,557 barrels per day. This rate was accompanied by about 3.79 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.

Aramco also discovered the “Unayzah B/C” reservoir in the “Mazalij” field with Arab Light oil flowing from the Mazalij-62 well at a rate of 1,780 barrels per day and about 0.7 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.

The Empty Quarter

Aramco discovered “Al-Jahaq” field in the Empty Quarter after natural gas flowed from the “Al-Arab-C” reservoir in Al-Jahaq-1 well at a rate of 5.3 million standard cubic feet per day, and from the “Al-Arab-D” reservoir in the same well at a rate of 1.1 million standard cubic feet per day.

Moreover, the teams discovered “Al-Katuf” field after natural gas flowed into Al-Katuf-1 well at a rate of 7.6 million standard cubic feet per day and approximately 40 barrels per day of condensate.

In the “Asikra” field in the Empty Quarter, Aramco discovered the “Hanifa” reservoir with natural gas flowing in the Asikra-6 well at a rate of 4.9 million standard cubic feet per day.

“Al-Fadhili” reservoir recorded the same natural gas flow well at a rate of 0.6 million standard cubic feet per day, accompanied by about 100 barrels of condensate per day.

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