Middle East & Africa: Production

June 2016

Saudi Arabia has set itself realistic targets related to dry gas production as it moves ahead with non-associated gas projects.

In June, Saudi Arabia released its National Transformation Programme 2020, which will see the kingdom’s dry gas production capacity increase to 500 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) in 2020 from 340 MMcm/d in 2015. Meanwhile, crude oil production capacity is planned to be 12.5 million barrels per day in 2020 – unchanged from 2015. This means the kingdom will need to rely primarily on non-associated gas production to reach its target.