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Risha Gas Field's production hits 19-20 mcf per day, says energy minister


[8/29/2020 10:19:01 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, said the production capacity from the Risha Gas Field amounts to between 19-20mcf per day.

Speaking to "Petra" on Saturday, the minister said the strategic plan of the National Petroleum Company (NPC) signals a "gradual" increase in production capacity, which may reach 50mcf per day by the end of 2024.

In previous statements, the minister said the Covid-19 crisis has impeded the completion of drilling Risha Field's "Well 50," adding the government will continue its exploration as part of its endeavors to diversify local energy sources in the total energy mix.

During the year 2019, the NPC has drilled Wells 48 and 49 in the Risha Field, while drilling has begun in Wells 51 and 52.

The production capacity of Risha Field previously stood at 30mcf per day before going down to 9mcf and rising again after the drilling of Well 48, which increased the production to 16mcf, which comprises 5 per cent of the Kingdom's daily consumption of gas (330mcf).

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