Saudi Aramco has made two new oil and gas discoveries in northern Saudi Arabia, according to the country’s official news agency SPA.
Citing energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, SPA said Aramco will work on assessing the volumes of oil, gas and condensate in the two fields. The company will drill more wells to determine the area and size of the discoveries, Kallanish Energy learns.
The Hadabat Al-Hajara field, near the Iraqi border, produced an average of 16 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) of gas, in addition to 1,944 barrels of condensates. The nearby Abraq at-Tulul field production test reached 1.1 Mmcf/d of gas.
According to Robin Mills, founder of consulting firm Qamar Energy, the discoveries look to be in unconventional tight sandstone Ordovician reservoirs of Sarah, Quwarah formations.
“If volumes and costs are suitable, will be useful for meeting Saudi Arabia’s gas targets and supplying the west coast, which currently lacks a gas grid,” Mills said on Twitter.
He also noted that much of the kingdom’s new renewables projects are in the same area. These include the Sakaka solar PV, Dumat Al Jandal wind, and proposed NEOM wind/solar-powered hydrogen production.