Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Aramco) has discovered two new unconventional natural gas fields, Awtad and Al Dahna, in the country’s eastern region.
Awtad is southwest of Ghawar field, 142 km southwest of Al Hofuf. Gas flowed from the Awtad-108001 well at a rate of 10 MMscfd, with 740 b/d of condensate. Awtad-100921 produced 16.9 MMscfd of gas and 165 b/d of condensate.
Al Dahna is 230 km southwest of Dhahran. Gas flowed from Al Dahna-4 well at 8.1 MMscfd, and from Al Dahna-370100 at 17.5 MMscfd, along with 362 b/d of condensate.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi minister of energy, said the discoveries would help the country realize the objectives of its liquid-fuel displacement program. Aramco wants to boost gas production by more than 50% by 2030 (OGJ Online, Apr. 4, 2022).