KOC turn­ing to chem­i­cal in­jec­tion for ex­trac­tion

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait Oil Com­pany (KOC) has be­gun ex­per­i­ment­ing with a chem­i­cal in­jec­tion sys­tem for oil ex­trac­tion, which rep­re­sents a ma­jor step for­ward, the com­pany said yes­ter­day. Speak­ing to the press, KOC CEO Ja­mal Ja­far touted the pro­ject, which he said was un­prece­dented in the Mid­dle East re­gion and is be­ing car­ried out in north­ern Kuwait. He noted that the pro­ject aims to boost oil re­serves and will prove ben­e­fi­cial for the oil sec­tor in the long run. On the process to ob­tain oil, the KOC’s of­fi­cial pointed out that the pro­ce­dure in­volves mul­ti­ple steps and oil is typ­i­cally ex­tracted through heat­ing and gas or chem­i­cal in­jec­tions. Ja­far said that the com­pany makes it a point to look into dif­fer­ent meth­ods to extract oil and that the chem­i­cal in­jec­tion sys­tem has been heav­ily re­lied upon in the wake of dwin­dling oil prices. He added that col­lec­tive ded­i­ca­tion on the part of the com­pany’s staff en­abled them to trans­late this mon­u­men­tal pro­ject into a re­al­ity.

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