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Saudi Arabia upstream summary

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16 April 2021

Saudi Arabia upstream summary

Report summary

Saudi Arabia has an estimated oil production capacity of 12.25 million b/d. Saudi Arabia is OPEC's largest and most-influential member, and it plays a key role in adjusting production in response to market conditions. Since 2016, oil production has averaged 9.95 million b/d, but it has ranged from 12 million b/d when an earlier OPEC+ agreement ended to 7.5 million b/d when Saudi Arabia made additional voluntary cuts at the peak of the coronavirus crisis. Production is being steadily ...

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
    • Summary
    • Saudi Aramco
      • Initial public offering (IPO)
    • Introduction
    • Regional Tectonic Framework
    • Widyan - North Arabian Gulf basin
    • Major Petroleum Plays - Widyan - North Arabian Gulf Basin
      • Unayzah Formation
      • Khuff Formation
      • Marrat Formation
      • Tuwaiq Mountain Formation
      • Hanifa Formation
      • Arab Formation
      • Sulaiy Formation
      • Yamama Formation
      • Biyadh Formation
      • Shuaiba Formation
      • Wasia Formation
    • Source Rocks and Petroleum Type
    • Oil Quality
    • Licensing
      • Aramco
      • The Partitioned Zone
      • Onshore Partitioned Zone
      • Offshore Partitioned Zone
      • Other historic licence awards
      • IOC Awards
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Unconventional gas
      • Deepwater exploration
    • Oil
    • Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs)
    • Gas
      • Unconventional gas
    • Independent reserves evaluation
    • Oil/Liquids
    • Oil policy and production outlook
    • Historical oil production
      • Pre-1960
      • 1960-1990
      • 1990 to 2009
      • 2010 onwards
    • Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs)
    • Gas
    • Introduction
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Oil processing facilities
      • Abqaiq
      • Khurais
      • Safaniyah
      • Manifa
      • Zuluf
      • Qatif
      • Marjan
      • Khursaniyah
      • Berri
      • Hawtah
    • Pipeline network
      • Northern Area
      • Southern Area
      • East-West Area
    • Main Pipelines
      • Shedgum-Yanbu NGL pipeline (SHY-1)
      • Abqaiq-Yanbu Pipelines (Petroline)
      • Iraq Pipeline to Saudi Arabia (IPSA)
      • Trans Arabian Pipeline (TAPLINE)
    • Oil Refineries
    • Oil Export Terminals
      • Gulf coast
      • Red Sea coast
    • Gas infrastructure
    • Master Gas System (MGS)
      • Berri (associated Gas)
      • Shedgum (associated Gas)
      • Uthmaniyah (associated gas)
      • Hawiyah (non-associated gas)
      • Haradh (non-associated gas)
      • Khursaniyah (associated and non-associated gas)
      • Wasit (non-associated gas)
      • Fadhili (non-associated gas)
      • Tanajib
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
    • Operating costs
      • Operating expenditure by location
    • Key legislation
      • Aramco
      • Nationalisation
      • Partitioned Zone (Kuwait/Saudi Arabia)
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • International boundaries
    • Licensing
    • Overview
      • Upstream
      • Mid/Downstream
    • Current fiscal terms
      • Royalty and other production taxes
      • Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
      • Income Tax

Tables and charts

This report includes 28 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps: Image 1
  • Map of Saudi Arabian Basins
  • Mesozoic-Cenozoic Stratigraphic Column for the Widyan - North Arabian Gulf Basin
  • Phanerozoic Stratigraphic Column for the Widyan - North Arabian Gulf Basin
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Liquids and Gas Production and Reserves
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Liquids Production
  • Liquids Production by Sector
  • Production: Table 3
  • Production: Table 4
  • Gas Production by Sector/Type
  • Saudi Arabia Oil Infrastructure Map
  • Infrastructure: Table 2
  • Gas Infrastructure Map
  • Reserves and contingent resources at 01/01/2021
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2020
  • Exploration: Table 1
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Capital Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)
  • Operating Expenditure by Region (US$ Million)
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • Fiscal terms: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 3

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