Khurais Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Saudi Aramco
  • Country: Saudi-Arabia
  • Location: about 250 km southwest of Dhahran
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil - Arabian Light Crude Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume: Target - 1.2 million barrels of oil per day


  • The Khurais Crude Increment Program covers three oil fields: Khurais, Abu Jifan and Mazlij
  • The Khurais field has an area of 2,890 km2
  • The largest oil development project in the Arabian Gulf Region since the 1950s
  • It needed the drilling and completion of more than 300 wells
  • The four injection plants have a capacity of injecting over four million barrels of treated seawater per day
  • The Khurais Gas Facility will be designed to process the sour associated gas produced from the three oilfields into a natural gas liquid product and a dry, single-phase sour shipping gas. The plant will process a total of 563 million standard cubic feet per day of sour associated gas and 70,000 b/d of hydrocarbon condensate
  • The Khurais Increment Program
    • The aim is to increase production capacity at the Khurais Central Processing Facilities (CPF) by 300,000 barrels of oil per calendar day (BPCD) from its current capacity of 1,200,000 BPCD, as well as to enhance production from the Mazalij and Abu Jifan fields by installation of a satellite Gas Oil Separation Plant (GOSP)


  • SNC-Lavalin / Saipem S.A.,JV: Design and construction of the seawater injection plants
  • Foster Wheeler:
    • Front-end engineering (FEED) and project management services
    • Engineering, procurement and construction for the Khurais Gas Facility
    • FEED Contract for Khurais Arabian Light Crude Increment Program
  • Halliburton: Drilling and completion


  • 1963 - Pilot-scale production at Khurais began
  • 2006 - An SNC-Lavalin / Saipem S.A.,JV, awarded a contract to design and build the seawater injection plants
  • 2006 - Saudi Aramco Awards Halliburton Multimillion-Dollar Contract for drilling and completion
  • 2006 - Foster Wheeler / Hyundai JV awarded a lump-sum turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Khurais Gas Facility
  • 2013 - Foster Wheeler given FEED Contract for Khurais Arabian Light Crude Increment Program



  1. Snc-Lavalin Awarded Contract For Saudi Aramco’s Khurais Water Injection Program
  2. Saudi Aramco Awards Halliburton Multimillion-Dollar Contract To Develop Khurais Mega Project
  3. Saipem wins new contracts worth USD 1,420 million in Saudi Arabia and Peru
  4. Foster Wheeler Awarded Feed/Project Management Services Contract by Saudi Aramco for Khurais Project
  5. Foster Wheeler-Led JV Wins Saudi Aramco Khurais EPC Contract
  6. Foster Wheeler Awarded FEED Contract for Khurais Arabian Light Crude Increment Program in Saudi Arabia

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