On Feb 27, Saudi oil giant Aramco found new gas fields in four regions within the nation.
According to Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Samna and Umm Khansar are “non-conventional” or shale fields.
The gas field was found in the central area of the country in the desert Empty Quater which is near the northern border and in the eastern region.
Shadun, located in the Central Region, was discovered after Shadun-1 well produced 27 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, with 3,300 barrels of condensate. Gas was discovered in the Shehab natural gas field in the Empty Quarter after 31 million standard cubic feet of gas per day flowed from the Shehab-1 well. In the same area, the field of Al-Shorfa was found.
In the eastern region, the unconventional natural gas Samna field was found where gas flowed from the Samn2-2 well of 5.8 million standard cubic feet per day along with 24 barrels of condensate.
To increase the gas production and boost the share of natural gas in its energy mix, Saudi Arabia replaced crude and fuel oil to meet the growing electricity consumption. It also aims to increase the crude available for export.