The main function of KOC’s export operations is based on receiving crude oil from all Gathering Centers from the Company’s areas of operations before sending it to the main manifold, where it is prepared to the level of quality required before it can be marketed under the name of Kuwait Export Crude (KEC).
Oil is then stored temporarily in storage facilities before it is delivered to oil tankers with the purpose of exportation through five loading stations. A share of this oil is supplied to the Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation refineries, the Ministry of Electricity, and local power plants to fulfill Kuwait’s domestic energy requirements.
Historically, Kuwait has flourished because of its role as a seafaring nation. The livelihoods of our forefathers depended on the Gulf’s waters for food, the pearl trade, and transport. Today, Kuwait’s existence relies on its waters more than ever. That is why at KOC, our goal is to operate and maintain some of the world’s safest oil terminals so that we can protect our precious environment while delivering on our promise of providing energy to customers around the world. In order to do this, we incorporate some of the most extensive safety measures that minimize the risk of oil spills at storage centers and marine terminals. Our teams of highly trained engineers, harbor pilots, and marine fire fighters work around the clock so that we may honor our commitments to customers while ensuring our waters are protected.
In this regard, the Marine Operations Group has the responsibility to supply the necessary crude oil, the final product, to oil ports in various parts of the State of Kuwait in order to keep pace with the strategies that are consistent with the country’s export objectives. In addition, the Marine Operations Group is responsible for developing ship harbors, upgrading the fleet, and constantly working to raise the efficiency of the Company’s Marine Operations employees in accordance with the best internationally recognized standards in the industry.