New Oilfield Discovered in Saudi Arabia

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Alnoaimi said Saudi Aramco Company discovered a new oilfield in the eastern region of the kingdom. The new field is called Yebrin and is about 260 kilometers southeast of Riyadh and 50 kilometers to the south of Hardh, on the southern edge of the giant Alghawar oil field.

Drilling began on the Yebrin 1 well on May 20, 2002. On March 30, 2003 the well flowed at a rate of 5,100 barrels per day of very light oil and 4.7 million cubic meters per day of gas.