Saudi Aramco discovers two new oil and gas fields

07 September 2020

Saudi Aramco discovered two new oil and gas fields in the north of the country, the kingdom’s energy minister said. 

The fields, Hadabat Al Hajarah and Abraq Al Talul are located in the northern Al Jouf region, which borders Jordan, according to a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

The Hadabat Al Hajrah field, located east of Sakaka, is estimated to have a flow rate of 16 million standard cubic feet of gas per day in addition to nearly 1,944 barrels per day of condensate.

The Abraq Al Talul discovery is expected to hold “unconventional super light Arabian oil” as well as flow rates of 1.1 million cubic feet per day of gas and 3,189 bpd of condensate, the SPA cited energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman as saying.

Another reservoir, Al Qawara, has a rate of 2.4 million cubic feet per day of gas and associated condensate.

Saudi Aramco is continuing its work on "assessing the quantities of oil, gas, and condensate in the two fields, in addition to digging more wells to determine the area and size of the two fields,” Prince Abdulaziz said.

The new fields are located along Saudi Arabia's prominent wind corridors, where work is underway to build the country's first-ever wind power plant. The USD 302bn Sakaka power plant is being built in the northern Al Jouf region using an independent power producer model.