[size=36]Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are about to resume oil production from the divided zone[/size]
, an informed Kuwaiti source said that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have started preparations to resume crude oil production from the "Al Khafji" field, which the two countries will occupy with experimental production at the end of this month.
The oil official, who requested not to be named, stated that "about 10,000 barrels of" Al Khafji "field will probably start production on February 25, and that it is sufficient quantity to test all installations and their operational efficiency.
He added: "The field will pump about 60 thousand barrels by next August."
He continued, "It will start production from the Wafra field by 10 thousand barrels per day in late March, and it is expected that production will increase to 80 thousand barrels per day from the field after six months of the start of experimental production."
The oil official indicated that production from the Khafji field is expected to reach 175,000 barrels per day, and from the Wafra field to 145,000 a year later.
Al-Khafji Operations Company operates the field, which is a joint venture between the Kuwait Gulf Oil Company and Aramco Gulf Business, a subsidiary of the giant Saudi oil company, Aramco, and was producing between 280 and 300 thousand barrels per day of heavy Arab crude before the field was closed for environmental reasons. In 2014, while the “Wafra” field was operated by the American Chevron Company for the Saudi government, which has also been closed since 2015.
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia agreed to end a five-year-old dispute over the area known as the “divided region”, which would allow production to resume in Two fields are shared by the two countries, and can be pumped Pray to 0.5 percent of oil supplies Alaalmih.anthy / 29 s