Saudi Aramco announces Arabian Gulf discoveries

Saudi Aramco has made a discovery with the Arabiyah-1 well in the Arabian Gulf.

Offshore staff

DHAHRAN -- Saudi Aramco has made a discovery with the Arabiyah-1 well in the Arabian Gulf. An open hole test conducted over the Khuff B reservoir at a depth of 10,500 ft (3,200 m) flowed 41.1 MMcf/d of gas. The wellhead flowing pressure was 5,865 psi on a 36/64-inch choke. Under normal production completion, the well is estimated to be capable of flowing at a significantly higher rate, the company says.

The company also tested the Rabib-1 well, which flowed 40.6 MMcf/d from a cased hole test over the Jauf reservoir at 17,130 ft (5,221 m). The wellhead flowing pressure was 4,148 psi on a 42/64-inch choke.

Further, the Hasbah-16 well flowed 62.1 MMcf/d from an open hole test over the Khuff B reservoir at 12,700 ft (3,871 m). Under normal production completion, the well also is estimated to be capable of a significantly higher rate. Hasbah-16 is in the northern offshore Arabian Gulf northeast of Dhahran.

The company also announced that the Jurayd-101 well in the Arabian Gulf flowed oil from three reservoirs which had not previously proven to be oil productive at Jurayd. The Hith Stringers yielded 450 b/d on a 20/64-inch choke. The Shu'aiba flowed 1,133 b/d on a 32/64-inch choke, and the Upper Khafji Stringers flowed 115 b/d on a 64/64-inch choke.

01/15/2009

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