List of Oil Fields in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s major oil exporters, and it has the world’s second-largest oil reserve behind Venezuela, with approximately 265,400 MMbbl. Saudi Arabia possesses five significant oil fields, the largest of which is the Ghawar Field, which is 280 by 30 kilometers.

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Ghawar Field

This oilfield began production in 1951 and currently produces 5,000,000 barrels of oil per day and 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day, with an estimated 71,000 million barrels of oil reserve in the Ghawar Field. This is the world’s largest conventional oilfield, subdivided into five production areas within a 280 by 30 km area.

Location: Al-Ahsa, Eastern Province
Producing formations: Upper/Middle Jurassic, Upper/Lower Permian, Lower Devonian
Discovery: 1948
Operator: Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabian Government Oil Company)

Khurais Oil Field

The Khurais is an oilfield with an area of 2,890 km2 and a length of 127 km, located around 250 kilometers southwest of Dhahran and 300 kilometers north southeast of Riyadh. The new project began in 2006 and produces approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil. The first oil production began in 1963, with the project hiring top firms for drilling and refineries.

Qatif Project and Abu Safah field

Qatif is the largest Crude Production facility in the World, has the latest technology.

Location: Qatif, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Operator: Saudi Aramco
Oil Production: 800,000 barrels per day Crude Oil (500,000 Barrels from Qatif and 300,000 barrels from Abu Safah field)
Gas Production: 370 million Cubic feet per day of Natural Gas
Hydrocarbon Condensate: 40,000 barrels per Day
Sulfur: 1,800 metric tons of Sulfur per day

Safaniya Oil Field

It is located about 265 km north of the Dhahran, covered 50 by 15 kilometers, is the largest offshore oil field in the world.

Headquarter: Dhahran, Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia
Operator: Saudi Aramco
Discovery: 1951
Star of Production: 1957
Current Production of Oil: 1,200,000 barrels per day
Estimated Oil Reserve: 37,000 million barrels.
Estimated Gas Reserve: 5,360×109 cubic feet

Shaybah Oil Field

It is an Onshore Oil field located on the northern edge of the Rub’ Al Khali desert.

Location: Shaybah in the region Rub’al Khali, 10 km from Abu Dhabi
Operator: Saudi Aramco
Discovery, Development, and Start of Production: 1998
Production of oil: 1,000,000 barrels per day
Estimated oil Reserve: 14,000 million barrels
Estimated gas Reserve:
710×109 m3

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