Saudi Aramco has started to produce gas from the non-associated offshore Karan gas field.

Reuters reported that gas has now started to flow from the field, which is Aramco’s first non-associated gas field to be developed.

The Karan field, which is thought to contain more than 9 trillion cubic feet of gas, was originally slated to produce 1 billion cubic feet a day (cf/d) of gas, but this has now been raised to 1.5 billion cf/d.

Natural gas demand is expected to reach 14.5 billion cf/d in the kingdom by 2030, from 5.5 billion cf/d at present.