Natural Resources Development

West Bank Oil Field
West Bank Oil Field

Block-1 field spans an area of (432 Km2) from North West Ramallah to Qalqilya and is adjacent to the existing oil exploration and production activity on the other side of the border. The field has substantial potential of recoverable Hydrocarbon resources - P90 30mmBbls of Recoverable Oil and 60Bcf of Recoverable Gas.

As the development of oil and natural gas resources is critical to the sustainable economic growth in Palestine, the Palestine Investment Fund, through Massader, has prepared an investment program for the development of the West Bank Oil Field, also known as the “Block 1 Field”.

The development cost is estimated at $390 million and will be carried out in accordance with a production sharing agreement with the Government of Palestine. An Initial pre-exploration work program is currently underway in preparation for designing an exploration plan for approval that would precede full-fledged field development.