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December 2, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 11:48am

Ghawar Conventional Oil Field, Saudi Arabia

By Carmen

Ghawar is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Saudi Arabia and is operated by Saudi Arabian Oil. The field is located in block Saudi Aramco Concession Area.

Two expansion projects are associated with the Ghawar conventional oil field, namely Haradh Incremental Project and Hawiyah Incremental Project. The expansion projects are currently in the construction stage, targeting start-up during 2022 – 2024.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Saudi Arabian Oil.

Production from Ghawar

The Ghawar conventional oil field recovered 64.94% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 1980. The peak production was approximately 5,555.56 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 2,859 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2081. The field currently accounts for approximately 29% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 51,187.35 Mmboe, comprised of 45,110.03 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 36,463.84 bcf of natural gas reserves. Ghawar conventional oil field reserves accounts 11.09% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Ghawar conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Ghawar project as follows.

Main EPC: Tecnicas Reunidas

EPC Contractors: AES Arabia, Azmeel Contracting and Construction, China National Petroleum, Mofarreh Marzouq Al-Harbi & Partners and Networks & System Integration

Other Contractors: Ampo Poyam Valves, Baker Hughes, Franke Filter, Oca International, Inspecion & Control Society SAU and Valvulas y Control de Fluidos

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.

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