The reasons included concerns about the viability of large-scale production from the Kidan gas field as well as escalating costs due to the field's remote location in Rub' al-Khali
SA and Sinopec have a JV exploring for natural gas in Rub' al-Khali
It is producing crude oil in Iraq and other Arab countries in North Africa and has a JV with Saudi Aramco for the development of tight natural gas in the Wahhabi kingdom's Rub' al-Khali
(empty quarter) desert (see below).
The Rub' Al-Khali
was named in the Lonely Planet's just released 'Best in Travel 2014' guide.
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
The Rub' al-Khali
, or Empty Quarter, is the world's largest sand sea and one of the most inhospitable regions on the planet.
It allows us with our partners to take on challenges like exploring in Rub' al-Khali
in Saudi Arabia and the deepwater Mediterranean offshore Egypt, enhancing oil recovery in Oman, and constructing the world-scale Pearl Gas-to-Liquids project in Qatar.
The Shaybah oilfield development in Rub' Al-Khali
(Empty Quarter) desert was completed in 1998.
It is reached from Sana'a across the Ar Rub' al-Khali
-- the Empty Quarter, southern end of the great desert that covers much of Arabia.
There, he started exploring the country's vast deserts and hunting in the Rub' al-Khali
, the Empty Quarter.
It will also provide for exploration and development of the kingdom's gas resources in the Northern Rub' Al-Khali
The south-eastern sector's sedimentary basins stretch along the Rub' al-Khali
borders with Saudi Arabia to the north, the Yemeni sector to the north-west, and the eastern end of the Hadhramaut Arch on the border with Oman.