Safaniyah is a producing conventional oil field located in shallow water in 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, the field is located in block Saudi Aramco Concession Area. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Safaniyah, namely the Safaniyah Phase 8. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2027.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Saudi Arabian Oil.

Production from Safaniyah

The Safaniyah conventional oil field recovered 56.23% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 1981. The peak production was approximately 1,544.00 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2052. The field currently accounts for approximately 8% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 14,960.92 Mmboe, comprised of 13,198.04 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 10,577.29 bcf of natural gas reserves. Safaniyah conventional oil field reserves accounts 3.32% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Safaniyah conventional oil field

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

Design/FEED Engineering: John Wood Group

Main EPC: McDermott International

Other Contractors: Subsea 7, Forum Energy Technologies, Innovo Engineering and Construction and Applied Corrosion Technology

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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