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Kuwait Oil Company's Responsibilities under the KPC's Umbrella involve the exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas within the State of Kuwait. The Company is also involved in the storage of crude oil and delivery to tankers for export

KOC Engineers Win 1st Place Prize at Hackathon Competition

DCEO Planning & Finance Bader Al-Attar recently received KOC engineers Jarrah Al-Ruwaih from the Reservoir Management Team and Abdul Mohsen Al-Qenaie from the Exploration Remediation Team to honor them for winning the first place prize in the Hackathon Digitization Competition which was organized by the Ministry of Oil.


The event was also attended by Team Leader Reservoir Management Mohammed Al-Bahar, and featured a presentation on the winning system that was created. In part, the presentation focused on how this innovation adds value to the Company in terms of sustaining production and cost-savings for KOC.


The KOC engineers were part of a team that also included Engineer Firas Al Salem from KGOC. Together, the team developed a logarithm capable of monitoring data from submersible electric pumps, based on real-time data from the wells. Monitoring this information allows for the detection and reporting of problems, such as low oil flow, punctured pipes, and equipment suffering from excessive wear and degradation. 


The competition brought together participants from all oil sector companies and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). After considerable efforts were made by its members to invent an appropriate system, the team won first place in the competition, and the evaluation committee decided to award it a gold medal.

KOC is considering adopting the early monitoring system developed by the team and applying it to a pilot project in order to assess the added value it has the potential to produce.