Emad AL SULTAN

CEO

KUWAIT OIL COMPANY

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Kuwait Oil Company

Great expectations

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) undertakes exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas in Kuwait, operating under the umbrella of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation. As the country pursues its strategy of ramping up production capacity to 3.65 million bopd by the year 2020 and 4.75 million bopd by 2040, KOC is focusing its efforts on three areas: boosting of non-traditional heavy oilfields, the implementation of novel technology and the optimisation of EOR techniques.

  • Operating zones: The company operates in three distinct areas that, along with the Partitioned Zone, define Kuwait’s upstream activity: North Kuwait, West Kuwait, and South and East Kuwait.
  • Offshore horizons: KOC is launching the development of Kuwait’s offshore oil, with partner Halliburton currently drilling an initial 6 wells.
  • Heavy oil: KOC’s efforts to develop viscous oil are concentrated at the South Ratqa field, which holds 15 billion barrels in reserves.
  • Jurassic gas: Another key focal area for the company is the exploitation of light oil and non-associated gas from Jurassic reservoirs located in North Kuwait. It expects to commission two new Jurassic production facilities by 2022 to expand these operations.

Kuwait Oil Company in figures

KOC's targeted 2023 oil production:3.2 million bopd

KOC's targeted 2023 gas production:25.5 mcm per day

Kuwait Oil Company features

Emad Al Sultan of Kuwait's KOC
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Kuwait - October 25, 2019

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Kuwait - May 29, 2018

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Kuwait - June 28, 2017

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Kuwait - May 26, 2017

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Kuwait - April 04, 2017

TOGY talks to Aiman Bohendi, general manager of Eastern National Oilfield Services (ENOS), about the effects of the dramatic fall in oil prices on the services sector,…

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Kuwait - March 09, 2017

TOGY talks to Ziad Jeha, Schlumberger’s vice-president and general manager in Kuwait, about seismic operations in the Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ), the services and…

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Kuwait - October 28, 2016

TOGY talks to Samira Al Sayed Omar, the director-general of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), about the importance of R&D and innovation projects for…

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