The Northern Fields include five main producing oil fields that are at different stages of development. The two giants Raudhatain and Sabriyah were the first to come onstream and have been producing for more than fifty years. Abdali and Ratqa on the Iraqi border are less developed whilst Bahrah has been the focus of little development activity since its discovery in 1956. As part of its overall strategy operator Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) plans to raise oil production capacity to one million b/d and non associated gas production to one bcfd fby 2022 from the Northern Fields. This capacity expansion target is driven by three main projects.