Light oil field discovered in Saudi Arabian
Yabrin, a new field of Arabian Light crude oil, has been discovered by Saudi Aramco in the Kingdom's Eastern Province, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi announced recently.
The new oil field is 260 kilometers southeast of Riyadh and 50 kilometers south of Haradh, which is at the southern end of the giant Ghawar field. Yabrin is an oasis at the northern tip of the Rub' Al-Khali desert. The discovery was announced by the Minister on April 1.
Saudi Aramco reported that on March 30, 2003, the Yabrin-1 well flowed 5,100 barrels per day of oil with an API gravity of 37 degrees and 4.7 million cubic feet of gas per day from the Hanifa reservoir at a depth of 9,330 feet (2,844 meters).
Other fluid properties of Yabrin-1 crude will be determined later by additional lab analysis. — (menareport.com)
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