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Kuwait Oil Company
Kuwait Oil Company
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

Significant Dates

1921 - 1950

1950 - 1965

1965 - 1977

1978 - 2006

2006 - present

March 6th, 2006

New gas discoveries announced boosting gas reserves to 35 billion c/f.

November 6th, 2006

Spirit of the Desert inaugurated.

January 8th, 2007

1st international video-conferencing recruitment.

February 22nd, 2007

KOC Marine Colony inaugurated.

March 2007

HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah views the latest gas and oil reserves.

March 26th, 2007

Signing ceremony for the construction of GC24 (165,000 bpd capacity at North Kuwait) with SK Engineering and Construction Co.

April 9th, 2007

Magwa and Burgan Effluent water disposal plants commissioned.

June 5th, 2007

Signing ceremony for the construction of 9 filling lines with Daelim Co.

KOC celebrated the commencement of production of 50 million cubic feet of free gas per day from North Kuwait fields.

May 2008
KOC began operating the first and second stages of the Export Facilities Project, with the aim of increasing export capacity to 3 million barrels of oil per day.

The discovery of a new light oil and gas field in Al-Mutriba in northwest Kuwait was announced. Initial production for the new discovery stood at 80,000 barrels of light oil per day and 110 million cubic feet of gas per day.
December 2009
The celebration of KOC’s 75th anniversary was held under the patronage and presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Turkish President Abdullah Gul, and a large number of senior officials, dignitaries and guests.

January 2010
The opening of Al-Zour Marina was a major contribution to KOC’s list of achievements over its 75 year history.
July 2012
The Higher Committee for Exploration and Production Companies (KOC, KGOC, KUFPEC and ODC) adopts a decision to establish a “Center of Excellence” to share experiences and build the required skills and capabilities to achieve the strategic objectives of Kuwait’s oil sector.

October 2012
The Kuwait Center for Integrated Smart Fields (KwIDF) was inaugurated under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait and a number of senior Kuwaiti officials.
August 2014
KOC signed contracts for the construction of three Gathering Centers within its areas of operation in North Kuwait.

March 2015
Gas flaring has been reduced to less than 1%, specifically .4953%, which is an important objective of the Company in the context of its commitment to the preservation of the environment.

17 October 2016
The Ahmad Al-Jaber Oil & Gas Exhibition was inaugurated. The new facility offers a unique educational experience and serves as a new cultural landmark for Kuwait.
26 October 2016
KOC launched the “Sidra 500” solar power plant to help produce oil from the Umm Qadeer field. The plant is capable of generating 10 megawatts of electricity.

26 April 2017
A large ceremony was held to commemorate the opening of the New Ahmadi Hospital. The ceremony was held under the patronage and presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al Jaber Al Ahmad Al-Sabah.
14 May 2017
KOC opened the new Ahmadi Park in a ceremony that was held under the patronage and presence of CEO Jamal Abdul Aziz Jaafar and a number of his deputies and senior officials.

May 2017
KOC completed field operations for the 3D seismic survey project of Kuwait Bay and the surrounding areas. The project, which was completed successfully two months ahead of schedule, lasted two years and covered a land area of 3,300 square kilometers, which represents 19% of Kuwait’s territory.