Jafurah Phase 1 is a unconventional gas development located onshore Saudi Arabia and is operated by Saudi Arabian Oil. Discovered in 2016, Jafurah Phase 1 lies in block Saudi Aramco Concession Area.

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2026. The development cost is expected to be $24,000 m.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Saudi Arabian Oil.

Production from Jafurah Phase 1

Production from the Jafurah Phase 1 unconventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2026 and is forecast to peak in 2028, to approximately 1,13,190 bpd of crude oil and condensate, 457 Mmcfd of natural gas and 14,578 bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2073.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 2,006.3 Mmboe, comprised of 1,113.86 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 4,493.85 bcf of natural gas reserves and 143.45 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves.

Contractors involved in the Jafurah Phase 1 unconventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Jafurah Phase 1 project as follows.

Main EPC: Baker Hughes, China Petrochemical, Eni, Halliburton and Hyundai Motor Group

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.


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