2040 Strategy


2040 Upstream Mission:

We optimize the value of Kuwait’s hydrocarbon resources through exploration, development and production to ensure sustainability

2040 Upstream Vision:

To be an upstream leader recognized globally for excellence

2040 Upstream Values:

Innovation: Developing and embracing new ideas, methods and approaches to solving challenges that create value

Excellence: Encouraging high performance, continuous improvement and a customer focus

Caring for People: Creating a culture where people develop and grow, and are positively motivated to contribute to the success of others

Pride: Creating employee satisfaction on an individual level and promoting a sense of loyalty and belonging to KPC

One Team: Caring for the interests of KPC and ensuring alignment to achieve corporate and State goals

Partnership: Building and sustaining relationships that support growth and enhance operational excellence

Integrity: Acting in a trustworthy manner with the highest standards of ethics, respect and honesty

Commitment to HSSE: Respecting the environment and ensuring safety, security and the promotion of a healthy workplace wherever KPC operates



2040 domestic Upstream Strategic Objectives

Strive for World-class Operational Excellence: Achieve world-class operational excellence to maximize upstream profitability.

Optimize Portfolio Management:  Optimize resource allocation to maximize strategic fit and return on investment for each type of hydrocarbon.

Achieve Sustainable Crude Oil Production Capacity: Ensure meeting the current and future demand by achieving a sustainable crude oil production capacity in the State of Kuwait, including production from the Partitioned Zone.

Achieve Sustainable Non-associated Gas Production:  Ensure meeting the current and future demand by achieving a sustainable production of non-associated natural gas in the State of Kuwait, including production from the Partitioned Zone.

Replace Reserves to Sustain Production:  Replace produced hydrocarbons by improving recovery factor for known resources and by discovering new reserves.

Facilitate Technology & Capability Transfer: Ensure mechanisms and platforms are in place, and pursue to capture and transfer of technologies to and from K-companies and promote opportunities that support the development of Kuwaiti capabilities.

Actively Manage Stakeholders to Satisfy Kuwait Energy Demand Efficiently: Efficiently provide energy security to the State of Kuwait by achieving and maintaining solid alignment with stakeholders including government entities, partitioned zone partners, service providers and suppliers.





About Kuwait Oil Company

Kuwait Oil Company has the important and privileged responsibility of providing energy to the world. Since 1934, our mission has been to explore, develop and produce Kuwait’s hydrocarbon resources. However, our job doesn’t just stop there. At KOC, we believe we can produce Kuwait’s most important resource in a way that is both economically viable and environmentally sound.

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