2000 News Story

Oil minister announces discovery of new gas field

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi has announced that the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has discovered a new gas field in the Eastern Province. The well, Mazaleej-24, is located on the eastern edge of the Mazaleej field, about twenty miles north of the recently-discovered Al-Ghazal field, and about fifty miles west of the town of Haradh. This discovery is the ninth to produce commercial quantities of sweet gas in the southwest of the vast Al-Ghawwar oilfield.