Saudi Aramco Hits Paydirt with O&G Discoveries On and Offshore Saudi Arabia


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Saudi Aramco has announced three new gas discoveries in the Arabian Gulf and four new onshore and one offshore oil accumulations in the Eastern Province.

The Arabiyah-1 well was tested and flowed 41.1 million standard cubic feet per day (scfd) of gas from an open-hole test conducted over the Khuff B reservoir at a depth of 10,500 feet. The wellhead flowing pressure was 5,865 psi on a 36/64-inch choke. Under normal production completion, the well is estimated to be capable of flowing at a significantly higher rate. Arabiyah-1 is offshore in the Arabian Gulf, about 185 kilometers northeast of Dhahran.

The Rabib-1 well was tested and flowed 40.6 million scfd from a cased-hole test conducted over the Jauf reservoir at a depth of 17,130 feet. The wellhead flowing pressure was 4,148 psi on a 42/64-inch choke.
Rabib-1 is offshore in the Arabian Gulf, about 125 kilometers northeast of Dhahran.

The Hasbah-16 well was tested and flowed 62.1 million scfd from an open-hole test conducted over the Khuff B reservoir at a depth of 12,700 feet. The wellhead flowing pressure was 5,565 psi on a 48/64-inch choke.

Under normal production completion, the well also is estimated to be capable of a significantly higher rate. Hasbah-16 is in the northern offshore Arabian Gulf at about 200 kilometers northeast of Dhahran.

The Jauf-11 well, 300 kilometers northwest of Dhahran, tested oil in the Lower Dhruma reservoir at 8,025 feet. The well flowed 2,551 barrels per day (bpd) of oil (37 degree API gravity) with 1.2 million scfd of gas. The wellhead flowing pressure was 237 psi on a 64/64-inch choke. The well also tested oil in the Marrat reservoir at 8,715 feet. It flowed 1,620 bpd (36.4 degree API gravity) with 0.87 million scfd of gas. The wellhead flowing pressure was 628 psi on a 32/64-inch choke.

The Rimthan-9 well, on the northern flank of the Rimthan Field and 400 kilometers northwest of Dhahran, tested oil in the Lower Hith reservoir at 10,960 feet. The well flowed 462 bpd at 20 psi wellhead pressure on a 64/64-inch choke.

The Niyashin-1 well tested oil in the Upper Fadhili reservoir at 11,875 feet. The well flowed 2,076 bpd (36.9 degree API gravity) at 723 psi on a 32/64-inch choke. Niyashin-1 is 60 kilometers northwest of Rimthan Field and 450 kilometers northwest of Dhahran.

The Jurayd-101 well flowed oil from three reservoirs, which had not previously proven to be oil productive at Jurayd. The Hith Stringers yielded 450 bpd on a 20/64-inch choke.

The Shu'aiba flowed 1,133 bpd on a 32/64-inch choke, and the Upper Khafji Stringers flowed 115 bpd on a 64/64-inch choke. The Jurayd-101 well offshore in the Arabian Gulf, about 130 kilometers north of Dhahran.
The Khursaniyah-114 well confirmed the presence of oil in the Safaniya reservoir.

The Safaniya was added as a new reservoir to the Khursaniyah Field after it flowed oil at a rate of 480 bpd (10 degrees API). The well is in the Khursaniyah field, 138 kilometers northwest of Dhahran.

Amin H. Nasser, senior vice president of Exploration and Producing, expressed his appreciation to the exploration and drilling crews and all the support organizations whose efforts made these discoveries possible.
 

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