6bn) on the road, which runs through the Kingdom's eastern province of Al-Ahsa, and the Rub al-Khali
desert (Empty Quarter), ending at the Omani border.
Shell has recently abandoned the South Rub al-Khali
While Sunderland briefly became stuck in the giant dunes of the Rub al-Khali
, he still won the stage by three seconds from KTM teammate Matthias Walkner of Austria.
The event starts on Saturday, March 28th and finishes on Thursday, April 2nd, after five punishing desert selective sections through the Rub Al-Khali
(Empty Quarter) and western region of Al-Garbia in the Arabian desert, according to the UAE News Agency (WAM).
Saudi Arabia identified substantial shale gas formations in the northwest of the country, the South Ghawar and the Rub al-Khali
Known as the Rub Al-Khali
, the Empty Quarter is the largest sand desert in the world encompassing most of the southern Arabian Pensinsula, Saudi Arabia, parts of Oman, the UAE and Yemen.
Project name : Kidan Non-Associated Gas Exploration Plan Name of client : Srak -- South Rub Al-Khali
Company Budget : $8 billion Main contractor : None Facility type : Gas exploration Status : Feasibility study PMC : WorleyParsons Location : Rub Al Khali
The Shaybah field, in the Rub al-Khali
, will not be 100 percent complete and at capacity to produce these levels of gas until 2033.
South Rub al-Khali
Company (SRAK), a joint-venture between Saudi Aramco and Shell, said last year it had entered a second phase of exploration in the Kidan field area.
The border point which will be called the Rub Al-Khali
( Empty Quarter ) entry point on the Saudi side and Ramlat Khaliya entry point on the Omani side will considerably reduce travel time between the two neighbours.
A five-year program includes the acquisition of 5,000 kilometers of seismic data and the drilling of four exploration wells to explore and produce non-associated gas in block C, a 52,000-square km area of the Rub al-Khali
It includes exploration in the Rub Al-Khali
region - a relatively under explored area, production, gas gathering, processing, transmission and sales.