Abu Sa’fah is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in Saudi Arabia and is operated by Saudi Arabian Oil. The field is located in block Saudi Aramco Concession Area.

An expansion project is associated with the Abu Sa’fah, namely Abu Sa’fah Development. This project is currently in the construction stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Saudi Arabian Oil.

Production from Abu Sa’fah

The Abu Sa’fah conventional oil field recovered 78.45% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2008. The peak production was approximately 300.28 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2061. The field currently accounts for approximately 2% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 1,103.97 Mmboe, comprised of 1,103.97 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Abu Sa’fah conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.24% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Abu Sa’fah conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Abu Sa’fah project as follows.

Main EPC: McDermott International

EPC Contractors: Eni, IMCC Investment, National Marine Dredging and Sapura Energy

About Saudi Arabian Oil

Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) is a state owned energy and chemical company. It carries out the exploration, production and processing of crude oil and natural gas, refining, fractionation of natural gas, production of petrochemicals, and distribution of petroleum products and natural gas. The company operates wholly-owned domestic refineries, and has interests in joint venture refineries with international partners. Saudi Aramco operates through a network of pipelines, bulk plants, air refueling sites and terminals. The company also operates power plants and associated transmission and distribution facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company has subsidiaries and joint ventures across the Americas, Europe and other regions. Saudi Aramco is headquartered in Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.