Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz announced on Wednesday that Saudi Aramco has discovered two new unconventional natural gas fields in the eastern region, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
Awtad unconventional gas field has been discovered southwest of Ghawar field, 142 km southwest of Al-Hofuf. Gas flowed from Awtad-108001 well at a rate of 10 million standard cubic feet daily, along with a daily 740 barrels of condensate, and from Awtad-100921 well at a rate of 16.9 million standard cubic feet daily, along with a daily 165 barrels of condensate.
Prince Abdulaziz added that AlDahna unconventional gas field has also been discovered 230 km southwest of Dhahran. Gas flowed from AlDahna-4 well at a rate of 8.1 million standard cubic feet daily, and from AlDahna-370100 well at a rate of 17.5 million standard cubic feet daily, along with a daily 362 barrels of condensate.
He said the importance of these discoveries lies in increasing the Kingdom’s natural gas reserves, which would in turn support the Kingdom’s strategies and help realize the objectives of the Liquid Fuel Displacement Program.
He added that the discoveries underline the wealth of natural resources the Kingdom has at its disposal.