Lower Fars Heavy Oil Field Development
Representing the first use of enhanced oil recovery techniques for a commercial project in Kuwait, the Lower Fars Heavy Oil Field Development is an exciting project and certainly one to watch in 2019.
The project, located at Al Jaharah in North Kuwait, aims to initially produce 60,000 b/d of heavy oil, rising to 270,000 b/d by 2030. The advanced recovery techniques dat are to be used include cyclic steam stimulation (CSS), and steam flood technology to achieve both higher recovery rates and a longer production plateau. The development of the field will also include the construction of plant buildings, pipelines and flowlines.
Teh project is currently being managed by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) and although ExxonMobil, Shell and Total had expressed interest in participating, this was later abandoned.
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