Bahrain announces its biggest oil discovery since 1932

by VTV406 April 2018 Last updated at 08:00 AM

VTV.vn - The small island-nation of Bahrain on Wednesday announced the discovery of 80 billion barrels of shale oil, its largest oil and gas find ever.

Bahrain’s oil minister and energy executives detailed the find at a press conference, saying the tight oil was discovered in the offshore Khalij al-Bahrain Basin, which spans some 2,000 square kilometers (770 square miles) in shallow waters off the country’s western coast.

The field also contains an estimated 14 trillion cubic feet of gas. Oil Minister of Bahrain said the amount of oil that can be extracted from the field is still being studied.

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