Aramco’s 1st discovery was of non-conventional oil in Al-Reesh oil field, north-west of Dhahran and drilled Well 2, 3, and 4 well 2 produced:
4,452 barrels per day (bbl/d) of Arab extra light crude oil
3.2 million standard cubic feet of natural gas (mmscf)
The 2nd and 3rd discoveries were made at Al-Sarrah reservoir at Al-Minahhaz well, south-west of the Ghawar oil field, and at Al-Sahbaa well, south of Ghawar. Aramco discovered:
non-conventional gas of about 18 mmscf/d
with a daily 98 bbl of condensate in Al-Minahhaz well
32 mmscf/d of gas from Al-Sahbaa well
The well test shows a rate of 3,850 bbl/d.
The Energy Minister noted:
- the discovery at Al-Reesh field is especially important as it denotes that production is possible at the Tuwaiq Mountain Formation.
- Aramco will determine the size and volume of discovered fields and estimate the amount of oil, gas, and condensate in these fields.