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Technical Affairs

Exploration & Development

The department is concerned on supervisiing, controlling and following up the operations and oil activities already carried out by the oil companies working in the state of kuwait in regard of exploration and development activities. This is carried on by the application of the preservation regulations of the petroleum resources for the utilization of the hydrocarbon sources in the oil reservoirs to the best and explore more fields and new oil reservoirs.

Geology and Geophysics Controllership

  • Supervise the exploration activities in the oil sector such as geological and geophysical surveys as well as the exploration drilling, outline, evaluation and preparing the respective reports.
  • Follow up and evaluate the geological studies carried by the oil companies (in house or by contractors).
  • Follow up the application of preservation law regulations on the petroleum wealth resources in regard of the geological and geophysical operations.
  • Evaluate the offers and tenders related to siesmic surveys and exploration studies.
  • Arranging site visits to exploration and delination well sites to assure they are not contradicting with the surface installations.
  • Evaluating plans, programs and applications submited by the oil companies related to exploration.
  • Review and evaluate the estimated budgets of capital projects of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its companies as well as the annual budgets of the joint operations in Khafji.
  • Coordination with the oil companies in regard of the interventions of other authorities in the state in the areas of operation by those companies.
  • Follow up and evaluate the subjects of concern with the mineral wealth sector.

Reservoir Engineering Controllership

  • Supervise the performance and development of the reservoirs to assure the utmost economical outcome of oil and gas based on scientific methods applied on the reservoirs studies.
  • Arrange site visits to the development oil wells sites required for drilling to assure they are not contradicting with the surface installations and their suitability with the targeted reservoirs development.
  • Follow up and evaluate the plan and studies on reservoirs regarding the developing of the oil reservoirs to increase the average of products and the oil reservations.
  • Supervise on the developmental activities in the oil and gas sectors such as the underground surveys to measure the reservoir pressure, testing the flooding of wells and well logging in order to evaluate the performance of the reservoirs and prepare the respective reports.
  • Follow up and evaluate the reports about the estimated reserves of gas and oil which are prepared by the working companies in the oil sector followed by submitting recommendations for future utilization of the oil to assure the utmost economical production of the reserves.
  • Review and evaluate the estimated budgets of the capital projects of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its companies as well as the annual budgets of the joint operations in Khafji.