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Kuwait has discovered two new oil fields: Minister

January 04, 2021
The discovery of the two new oil fields is in addition to one next to the giant Burgan field, the country's biggest. — Courtesy photo
The discovery of the two new oil fields is in addition to one next to the giant Burgan field, the country's biggest. — Courtesy photo

KUWAIT— Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has discovered two new oil fields in different regions of Kuwait, the country’s Minister of Oil, Dr. Mohammad Al-Faris, who also serves as the electricity and water minister, said on Monday.


The discovery of the two new oil fields is in addition to one next to the giant Burgan field, the country's biggest.

In a statement to the Kuwait News Agency, the minister said that the first discovery was in a field northwest of the country, while the second in Al-Qash'aniya north Kuwait. This discovery acquires great economic importance as it sheds light on the large undiscovered areas in the western and northwestern part of Kuwait, which contribute directly to increasing oil reserves and production capacity according to KOC's 2040 strategic plan, he said.

Al-Faris also noted the two new discoveries add strategic importance to the northern part of Kuwait, as the area has not been explored before.

A conventional oil field was also discovered in the north of the Great Burgan field, as oil flowed in commercial quantities from several wells drilled during 2020 to determine the extent of the field at a daily production rate of more than 2,000 barrels, the minister added.

The results reached give KOC access to easy and low-cost reserves, which supports the company's efforts to maintain its competitive advantage between countries and oil companies, indicating that the company will drill new wells in the discovered fields to boost production quantities, Al-Faris.

He praised the success of KOC in achieving these three discoveries in 2020, despite all the conditions that the country faced in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

January 04, 2021
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