Ghawar

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ghawar

 

a large oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia. Its reserves amount to more than 5 billion tons. The average thickness of productive beds is approximately 33 m. Ghawar yields more than half of the oil extracted in the country. Petroleum production is in the hands of Aramco, a US company.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He pointed out that Saudi Arabia works on digging up to five experimental wells of shale gas in the Ghawar Field and in other fields near borders with Jordan.
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One of the largest regions in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, Al Ahsa is known for agricultural business and is located near the world's largest oil field at Ghawar.
It has carried out appraisal drilling and piloting of three prospective areas for unconventional gas in the northwest, in south Ghawar and for condensate-rich shale gas in the Rub' al-Khali.
According to Elecsys, the equipment will be installed as part of a larger project and will enable remote monitoring of cathodic protection system performance at approximately 600 seawater injection wells in the Ghawar oil field.
Aramco said in its recently-issued 2012 Annual Review its exploration and appraisal efforts for unconventional gas continue and cited three areas; the Northwest of the kingdom, the Southern part of Ghawar, the world's largest onshore oilfield and in the Rub al-Khali, known as the Empty Quarter.
Karak, May 5 (Petra) -- Nine people were killed, including 7 female students, and six others were inured in a head-on collision between their bus and a tanker in the southern Jordan valley region of Ghawar al-Safi.
Riyadh, Jumada I 5, 1433, Mar 28, 2012, SPA - In a joint partnership with MEDRA Arabia, the North Ghawar Producing Department (NGPD) successfully tested a novel and patented pipeline mothballing and scraping process that uses nitrogen.
In 1948 the world's largest conventional oil field, Al Ghawar, was discovered in the eastern portion of the Rub Al Khali."
The militia leader was identified by the paper as "Ghawar," who commands a group of 20-50 men.
The Kingdom's oldest field, Ghawar, has pumped more than 65 billion barrels since 1951.