According to the Saudi Press Agency, citing Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Aramco has discovered four new oil and gas fields.
Non-conventional oil has been discovered in al-Reesh oil field, north-west of Dhahran. Al-Reesh Well No. 2 has 4,450 barrels per day of Arab extra light crude oil, along with 3.2 million standard cubic feet of natural gas.
To determine the field’s size, Aramco has drilled al-Reesh Well No. 3 and Well No. 4. The initial daily production of well No. 3 was 2,745 barrels of Arab extra light crude, along with 3 million standard cubic feet of gas. The daily flow of well No. 4 amounts to 3,654 barrels of Arab Extra Light crude, along with 1.6 million standard cubic feet of natural gas.
Non-conventional gas has also been discovered in al-Sorrah reservoir at al-Minahhaz well, south-west of the Ghawar oil field, and at al-Sahbaa well, south of Ghawar. Gas from al-Minahhaz well amounts to 18 million standard cubic feet daily, along with a daily 98 barrels of condensate, and out of al-Sahbaa well a daily rate of 32 million standard cubic feet.
Oil has also been discovered in al-Ajramiyah Well No. 1, which lies to the north-west of the city of Rafhaa in the Northern Borders Province. The well test shows a rate of 3,850 barrels of oil per day.
The Minister of Energy pointed out that the discovery at al-Reesh field is especially important as it shows that it is possible to produce Arab extra light crude oil at the Tuwaiq Mountain Formation.