4 Sept. 2020
The kingdom’s official news agency reported, citing Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman that Saudi Aramco discovered two oil and gas fields in northern parts of Saudi Arabia.
Gas has started flowing from Al-Hajara plateau field near the Iraqi border at an average daily rate of 16 million standard cubic feet, in addition to 1,944 barrels of condensates, which are a type of petroleum that usually isn’t classified as crude oil because it’s too light.
The nearby Abraq at-Tulul field has started producing 3,000 barrels a day of crude, 49,000 barrels of condensates and 1.1 million cubic feet of gas.
Aramco said it will drill more wells to evaluate how much energy the fields hold.
The crude finds was not big if compared to the state firm’s existing production of around 8.5 million barrels a day. But the gas discoveries could help achieve its goal of increasing non-oil production and providing the kingdom’s west coast with its gas needs.