(in Middle East)



AREA (on): 7,000 km2

OIL PEAK: 2001


Unlike most Middle Eastern countries oil production in Bahrain peaked in 1971. The country’s only indigenous oil is derived from the onshore and mature Awali field. Decline has been occasionally reversed during periods of infill drilling and work is scheduled to allow some recovery of output from 2010 to 2012.

A sharing arrangement with Saudi Arabia provides offshore oil to the country from the Abu Safah field, which is delivered in cash so is included in Saudi volumes. New output may arise from prospects located in a formerly disputed area (with Qatar) but not in the short term.

Gas is produced from the Khuff reservoir beneath the Awali field. Some expansion is possible as new infrastructure is created but output has peaked already.



Oil consumption in Bahrain is flat with little potential for growth in this developed country with declining exports.

Gas consumption is expected to increase as Bahrain implements infrastructure projects. Accordingly the country has begun importing gas from neighbouring Middle Eastern suppliers.



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