Aramco makes two new natural gas discoveries in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's national oil company, Saudi Aramco, has made two new natural gas discoveries in the Empty Quarter, a largely unexplored region in the southeastern part of the country, the country’s oil minister Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz announced on November 19.
The two newly discovered fields are named Al-Hiran and Al-Mahakik. Gas flowed from the Hanifa reservoir in the Al-Hiran-1 well at a rate of 30mn ft3/day. Gas also flowed from the Al-Arab-C reservoir in the same field at a rate of 3.1mn ft3/day. Al-Mahakik natural gas field was confirmed after gas flowed from the Al-Mahakik – 2 well at a rate of 0.85mn ft3/day.
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In addition to the two new fields, natural gas was also discovered in five reservoirs in previously discovered fields.
These discoveries include the Jallah reservoir in the Usaikerak field in the Empty Quarter, where gas flowed at a rate of 46mn ft3/day.
An additional natural gas reservoir in the Shadoun field, west of Haradh, where gas flowed from the Unayzah-A reservoir at a rate of 15.5mn ft3/day and 460 barrels/day of condensate.
The Unayzah B/C reservoirs in the Mazalij field, southwest of Dhahran, where gas flowed at a rate of 14mn ft3/day and 4,150 barre;s/day of condensate.
The Al-Sarah reservoir in the Al-Wadhihi field and the Al-Qusaibah reservoir in the Awtad field, southwest of Hofuf city, where natural gas flowed at a rate of 11.7mn ft3/day and 5.1mn ft3/day, respectively