Al-Naimi: New gas field discovered in Red Sea

October 9, 2012

Saudi Aramco has discovered a new feasible gas field offshore in the Red Sea, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi announced today. In a statement, he said the gas field is located some 26 kilometers [16.16 miles] in the Red Sea northwest of Dhuba port. The flow from a test well named Al-Shoor, which was drilled to a depth of 17,700 feet, was measured at 10 million cubic feet per day. Another test well, drilled at a depth of 17,275 feet, was recorded as having a flow rate of 5.2 million cubic feet. Al-Naimi said that Saudi Aramco will continue to evaluate the quantities of gas in the field through further digging and testing.