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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

HSSE Achievements

The Company has implemented a number of nature reserve projects, including:04.jpg

Marine Colony

The Kuwait Oil Company is the world’s first oil company to develop a marine colony. The KOC Marine Colony falls in line with the KOC’s environmental commitment to preserve, develop and re-habilitate Kuwait's natural resources and maintain them for future generations to come.

 

The Spirit of the Desert

The vision of the “Spirit of the Desert” began with one goal in mind: to restore damaged sites at Kuwait Oil Company in South & East fields. The aim, in fact, was to restore the land to even better than its original condition so that it would brim over with the sound of migrating birds, desert plants and animals once again.

The kick-off of the project was in November 2004. The site was dumping area dotted with minor water bodies showing oil contamination which was indicated with several prevalence mechanism of environmental degradation. The southern rim was drained by water erosion caused by gullies and rills; the desert was eroded by wind creating loose fine sediments, the soil was compacted and sealed, and the banks of the lake had collapsed.

The “Spirit of the Desert” Oasis, which is naturally similar to the shape of Kuwait’s map, is located at about 4 km from the main security Gate of Burgan oil Field on Al-Ahmadi-Burgan main road (Al Ahmadi – Burgan Road). From North, the site is limited by open desert area dotted with several dumping sites.

More than + 240,000 m2 (+24 hectares) of land including + 67,614 m2 (+6.75 hectares) of water shed is managed and rehabilitated since November 2004. The area of the Lake’s Banks constitutes a primary section and 2 secondary sections of 1405 meter of length.

 

Kuwait Oasis

This landmark project encompasses artificial lakes and state-of-the-art office facilities.CN7530-021.jpg

Kuwait Oasis is one KOC’s main landmarks. It is an artificial island that is home to 1,837 different types of trees. The oasis itself is comprised of three oases that thrive on the banks of the water lakes in the oilfield area of Burgan.

When you observe Kuwait Oasis, it is easy to imagine that you are on an island with water on all sides. The oasis is considered to be the most wonderful sites inside Burgan.

The idea of the oasis is all about using unused materials. The waters surrounding the island were drawn to the lake from a half kilometer away from the old waters which were used in Gathering Center (GC-2). The material used in setting up the oasis consisted of 100 tons of waste which has been remediated.

 

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The Qurain Hill Nature Reserve has been created in collaboration with the Kuwait
Volunteer Work Center.

Kuwait has allocated 12% of its entire area for the establishment of nature reserves. This sets KOC to become the first of its kind at world levels when comparing total area and population. The project is aimed at preserving the region and getting it back to its original state.

The reserve’s current location was an abundant resource frequented by sheep herds in the past, and that its trees, plants and natural life disappeared due to human malpractice.

The Abdaliya Nature Reserve

The reserve is another ambitious project to grow hundreds of trees, as part of our efforts geared toward preserving and rehabilitating desert areas.

KOC dedicates this project for our environment and our society, which is added to a abdaliya.jpggroup of similar environmental projects, carried out by the company, and plans to carry out more in the future. The officials for this project made ​​great efforts, and succeeded in creating better conditions for the return of the natural life cycle to normal.

The project is located in the Abdelliya area, about 50 km from Kuwait City. The project was implemented in two phases, the first phase with an area of approximately one million square meters have been carried out between January and April 2011. The second phase, with a total area of ​​almost two million square meters has been implemented between September of the same year and February 2012.