Jafurah Phase 1 is a unconventional gas development located onshore Saudi Arabia and is operated by Saudi Arabian Oil. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Jafurah Phase 1 was discovered in 2016, lies in block Saudi Aramco Concession Area. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2025. 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 2025 and is forecast to peak in 2046, to approximately 113,190 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 2072.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 2,006.30 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.

Design/FEED Engineering: John Wood Group and Worley

Main EPC: Eni, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Doosan and China Petrochemical

EPC Contractors: National Marine Dredging

Other Contractors: Baker Hughes, Worley and Flowserve

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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