Middle East & Africa: Production
Saudi Arabia’s attempt to boost capacity of its Hawiyah gas plant highlights the kingdom’s emphasis on non-associated gas.
Saudi Aramco received bids in August to expand the capacity of Hawiyah by 36.79 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d). The plant handles non-associated gas from Ghawar – the world’s largest conventional acreage. Most of the gas from the acreage is associated with oil, but it also produces non-associated gas. Hawiyah, which was Aramco’s first facility with the capability to handle non-associated gas, can process 67.92 MMcm/d of raw gas and started operations in 2011.