Minister of Petroleum and Mineral
Resources Engineer Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi has announced that Saudi
Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has discovered a new gas field in
the eastern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Minister said that Aramco had
conducted a test on the well of Mazaleej on September 27 and drilling
operations had started on July 1. The well of Mazaleej is located on
the eastern edge of Mazaleej field at 28 kilometers north of al-Ghazal
field, 85 kilometers west of Haradh and 130 kilometers east of Riyadh.
This discovery is the ninth to produce commercial quantities of sweet
gas in the south west of al-Ghawwar field.