Kuwait’s long-delayed plans to boost non-associated gas from its Jurassic reserves are finally coming to fruition, albeit with further slippage. The project will add 300mn cfd gas production by June, just in time for the seasonal demand surge. This will ease the burden on Kuwait’s LNG import facility which was run at full capacity for the first time last year.

The first of three Jurassic Gas early production facilities (EPFs) was brought online last week. The facility to handle 104mn cfd sour gas and 40,000 b/d light oil from the Umm Niqa and Sabriya fields (see map) was constructed by US-based contractor Schlumberger under a 2016 deal (MEES, 29 April 2016). (CONTINUED - 1820 WORDS)