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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

CEO receives Engineer Zakaria holder of “Shell Round 1” Certificate

KOC CEO Emad Mahmoud Sultan recently received Rig Operations Engineer Ali Zakaria from the Development Drilling & Workover Team (VI) in a reception that took place at the KOC Main Office.

During the meeting, the KOC CEO was presented with the “Shell Round 1” certificate which was awarded to Zakaria after he underwent a high-level, 18-month training program organized by Shell. During the training, Zakaria traveled to several regions and countries around the world, including an important training assignment in the Sultanate of Oman.


The CEO commended Zakaria’s efforts to be an excellent representative of KOC, and he encouraged young engineers to make similar steps and achievements for the mutual benefit of both employees and the Company. The CEO also thanked Shell for providing its close cooperation and distinguished efforts in this context.

Manager Development Drilling Group (II) Ali Al-Saleh, TL Development Drilling and Workover (VI) Mishaal Al-Khalidi, and a number of concerned officials attended the reception.


The program included high-level training on several skills and techniques related to well surveillance, power systems in wells, hydraulic systems, and others.

The program was preceded by nominations for a number of engineers and tests conducted by Shell. After successfully completing the first round of the training, Zakaria now plans to obtain the “Round 2” certificate which will include studying for a master’s degree at a prestigious university in Scotland.