Aramco Receives Approval to Develop Al-Jafurah Unconventional Gas Field in ad-Dhana Desert

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Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Aramco received regulatory approval to develop the Al-Jafurah unconventional gas field in the Eastern Province. Al-Jafurah lies between Ghawar Field and Qatar in the ad Dahna desert. There are three conventional source rock intervals, Tuwaiq Mountain, Hanifa and Jubaila within the basin’s Jurassic petroleum system. The volume of gas resources in the field is estimated at 200 Tcf of rich raw gas, which will provide the petrochemical and metallic industries. The Dhahran-based company expects field production to start in 2024. By 2036, it is estimated that approximately 2.2 Bcf of gas per day could be produced, with approximately 425 MMcf of associated ethane per day, which is about 40% of the company’s current production. Aramco also expects the field to produce approximately 550 Mbbl of liquids and condensate per day.