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Kuwait upstream summary

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16 December 2016

Kuwait upstream summary

Report summary

Kuwait is a key oil producing country located between Iraq and Saudi Arabia at the head of the Persian Gulf. Production costs are amongst the lowest in the world. Oil is produced from a few giant oil fields.Greater Burgan accounts for about 50% of the country's oil and gas output. Other field include Raudhatain and Sabriyah in northern Kuwait, and Minagish and Umm Gudair in the west. The offshore Khafji field is an extension of Safaniyah in Saudi Arabia, the world's largest offshore oil field.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
    • Introduction
      • Regional tectonic framework
    • Widyan basin
      • Reservoirs
      • Source rocks
      • Seals
      • Field structures
    • Major petroleum plays - Widyan Basin
      • Minagish Formation
      • Ratawi Formation
      • Zubair Formation
      • Burgan Formation
      • Mauddud Formation
      • Wara Formation
      • Mishrif Formation
      • Marat Formation (Early Jurassic, Hettangian-Toarcian)
      • Radhuma Formation (Eocene)
    • Source Rocks and Petroleum Type
    • Licensing
      • Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
      • The Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ)
      • Other historical licence awards
      • Post Gulf War
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Success rates
      • Future drilling plans
  • Reserves and resources
    • Oil/Liquids
      • Pre-1972
      • 1972-1990
      • Iraq's invasion and the Gulf War
      • Capacity expansion
      • Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ)
    • Gas
      • Associated gas
      • Jurassic gas
    • Introduction
    • Oil infrastructure
      • Oil gathering systems
      • Refined products
    • Oil Refineries
      • Mina al-Ahmadi
      • Mina Abdullah
      • Shuaiba
      • Al Zour
      • Clean Fuels project
    • Oil Export Terminals
      • Mina al-Ahmadi
      • Mina Al Zour
      • Post-war reconstruction
      • Export capacity expansion
    • Gas infrastructure
      • LNG import terminal
      • Pipeline gas
    • Key legislation
      • Partitioned Zone
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • International boundaries
    • Licensing
      • Project Kuwait
    • Overview
      • Upstream
      • Mid/Downstream
    • Current fiscal terms
    • Historical background
      • Pre-1980

Tables and charts

This report includes 22 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps: Image 1
  • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2018
  • Liquids and Gas Production 2016
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Remaining and Produced Reserves Oil, Other Liquids and Gas
  • Kuwait Infrastructure Map
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • Geological Map of Kuwait
  • Kuwait Generalised Stratigraphy (Widyan Basin)
  • Drilling Activity by Well Type
  • Drilling Activity and Commercial Success Rates
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production: Table 2
  • Kuwait Liquids Production (including 50% share from the Partitioned Neutral Zone)
  • Production: Table 3
  • Production: Table 4
  • Gas Production
  • Infrastructure: Table 1
  • Infrastructure: Table 2
  • GEM models
  • Fiscal terms: Table 3

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    Country Overview

    PDF 669.23 KB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    XLS 428.50 KB

  • Document

    Country Overview

    ZIP 1017.08 KB

  • Document

    Executive summary

    PDF 59.50 KB

  • Document

    Key facts

    PDF 66.71 KB

  • Document

    Location maps

    PDF 173.31 KB

  • Document

    Key companies

    PDF 98.02 KB

  • Document

    Geology

    PDF 306.77 KB

  • Document

    Exploration

    PDF 119.73 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 120.14 KB

  • Document

    Production

    PDF 130.47 KB

  • Document

    Infrastructure

    PDF 178.54 KB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 105.16 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 117.15 KB