Saudi Arabia has started development of the country’s Midyan onshore gas field, a project which has been on hold for two decades. The country’s growing domestic gas supply crunch has led state firm Saudi Aramco to move forward with development of previously ignored modest fields such as Midyan, expected to produce 75mn cfd and 4,500 b/d of condensate.

Saudi Aramco drilled three test wells in Midyan – located on the northern coastal plain of the Red Sea – in 1992-93 (MEES, 5 April 1993). On 20 May, Saudi Aramco awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Indian engineering firm Larsen and Toubro, to build a gas processing plant at Midyan as well as two 98km pipelines to deliver production to an electricity plant at Duba on the Red Sea coast. (CONTINUED - 288 WORDS)