RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has announced that Saudi Aramco has discovered two natural gas fields in the Empty Quarter: Al-Hiran and Al-Mahakik natural gas fields, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday.
The discovery of the Al-Hiran gas field was confirmed after gas flowed at a rate of 30 million standard cubic feet (MMSCF), and 1,600 barrels of condensate daily (BCPD).
Meanwhile the Al-Mahakik gas field was confirmed after gas flowed from it at a rate of 0.85 million standard cubic feet.
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Furthermore, Natural gas was also found in five reservoirs in previously discovered fields. The gas was discovered in the Jallah reservoir in the ‘Usaikerak field in the Empty Quarter, after gas flowed at a rate of 46 million standard cubic feet per day. In addition to discovering an additional natural gas reservoir in Shadoun field, west of Haradh, after gas flowed from ‘Unayzah – A reservoir, at a rate of 15.5 million standard cubic feet per day with about 460 barrels of condensate daily.
Natural gas was also found in reservoirs in Mazalij field, southwest of Dhahran, where gas flowed at a rate of 14 MMSCFD, with about 4,150 BCPD, and in Al-Sarah reservoir in Al-Wadhihi field and Al-Qusaibah reservoir in Awtad field, near Hofuf city, where natural gas flowed at a rate of 11.7 MMSCFD and 5.1 MMSCFD, with about 57 BCPD.
The Minister congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Crown Prince on the occasion of these discoveries. He also wished for continued growth, development, and prosperity for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its people.