Wasit Gas Plant is one of the largest gas plants we have ever built, and was brought onstream in October 2015. It was designed to process solely non-associated gas and it reached full operating capacity in mid-2016.
Adding Wasit to our portfolio represents a significant increase in our gas processing capacity. The project reflects our commitment to increasing supplies of cleaner-burning natural gas, reduce emissions, support new industries, and free up more crude oil for value-added refining and export.
Our vision for development
A significant portion of our business portfolio centers on crude oil and its many uses. However, natural gas is an increasingly important product for power generation and encouraging industrial development in the Kingdom. Wasit allowed us to take a significant step forward in our ability to develop and supply a much sought-after product in our local market.
The Wasit program inspired a wide range of innovative solutions. To accelerate the project development cycle, we made the most of our Event Solution Center, bringing together multidisciplinary experts to develop unique strategies for the project. This integrated model resulted in streamlined work processes and technologies, while ongoing assessments gave our project managers more clarity, saving time and costs.
Another outcome was the deployment of ‘big bore’ well completions - high-capacity wells, capable of producing gas at very high rates. This tactic significantly reduces the cost of production and gives us greater flexibility to meet demand.