Working offshore on Safaniyah No. 1
Taking a look back at Safaniyah 70 yeas ago.
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.”