Working offshore on Safaniyah No. 1

Taking a look back at Safaniyah 70 yeas ago.

Working offshore on Safaniyah No. 1

Assistant driller Dallas Ives works high up on Safaniyah No. 1, Aramco’s first offshore well, in this photo published in the “Sun and Flare” in August 1951. Safaniyah No. 1 came in at about 8,000 barrels per day. Further drilling continued at Safaniyah, using one of the world’s largest marine drilling units, the “Queen Mary.”


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