The Qatif Project is an oilfield in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, operated by the country's national company Saudi Aramco. The project, the largest crude increment built in recent times, adds 650,000 barrels (103,000 mￂﾳ) per day to the 150,000 barrels (24,000 mￂﾳ) per day already produced from the Abu Safah field. At 800,000 barrels (127,000 mￂﾳ) per day, Qatif became the world￢ﾀﾙs largest crude production facility. In addition, it produces 370 million standard cubic feet (10,000,000 mￂﾳ) per day of associated gas and 40,000 barrels (6,000 mￂﾳ) per day of high-value condensate. No single project has ever pumped 800,000 barrels (127,000 mￂﾳ) per day of crude oil, all at once into the global energy markets.
The Qatif field, north of Dhahran and not far from Ras Tanura, amounts to more than 500 square kilometres, including northern and southern dome structures. The onshore component of the project will provide 500,000 barrels (80,000 mￂﾳ) per day of Arabian Light Crude barrels per day of Arabian Medium.
The project which took three million man-hours to design and 70 million man-hours to construct, brought with it the latest technological advancements to increase operational efficiency as