Inside Saudi Arabia's New Mega-Oil Field

Saudi Aramco is spending $10 billion to retool the Al Khurais field to produce 1.25 million barrels of light crude a day

In the aftermath of their emergency meeting on high oil prices (BusinessWeek.com, 06/22/08), the Saudis are on a campaign to show the world that it should not underestimate their capacity to produce oil. Their showcase is a field called Al Khurais, which lies about 100 miles east of Riyadh in flat red desert.

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