Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has announced the discovery of two new natural gas fields in the Kingdom.
The “Awtad” unconventional natural gas field was discovered southwest of the Ghawar field, 142 kilometers southwest of the city of Hofuf, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The “Al-Dahna” unconventional natural gas field is located 230 kilometers southwest of the city of Dhahran.
Both fields were discovered by Saudi Aramco.
Prince Abdulaziz said that the importance of these discoveries lies in increasing Saudi Arabia’s natural gas reserves, which would in turn support the Kingdom’s strategies and help realize the objectives of the Liquid Fuel Displacement Program.
The Minister of Energy added that the discoveries underline the wealth of natural resources the Kingdom has at its disposal.