Ghawar Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Saudi Aramco
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • Location: 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the city of Dhahran
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  • Type: Oil
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  • Discovered in 1948, Ghawar is the world's biggest oil field, stretching 174 miles in length and 16 miles across to encompass 1.3 million acres
  • Gas produced at the field is sent to the Hawiyah Gas Processing Plant
  • It produces a range of crude grades including Arabian Light Crude Oil


  • Halliburton: Provision of drilling rigs, directional and horizontal drilling, logging while drilling, cementing, mud engineering, wireline logging, completion, perforating, and other well construction activities, including engineering and management of the entire drilling operations


  • 1948 - Ghawar Oil Field discovered
  • 2009 - Halliburton awarded the integrated turnkey drilling contract in South Ghawar


  • The producing oil reservoir at Ghawar is the late Jurassic Arab-D limestone, which is about 280 feet thick and occurs 6,000-7,000 feet beneath the surface


  1. The Elephant of All Elephants
  2. Halliburton Awarded Integrated Turnkey Drilling Contract For South Ghawar

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