13/10/2012 09:08 AST

Kuwait’s Minister of Oil Hani Abdulaziz Hussein said that Kuwait’s current oil production average is three million barrels a day, noting that Kuwait Oil Company could increase this output to 3.2 million in the next two years.

“The three million barrels are the current average daily production, but Kuwait can produce more,” minister Abdulaziz told KUNA on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the Integrated Digital Oil Fields Center.

“Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has plans to take its daily output to 3.2 million barrels in these two years in addition to its share in the production of the oil fields of the ‘divided zone’ with Saudi Arabia,” he added.

Abdulaziz described that the current oil price level as relatively high, blaming the speculative behavior of oil traders for this rise.

He pointed out that the Integrated Digital Oil Fields Center, an affiliate to KOC, which was inaugurated Thursday in the presence of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah is part of Kuwait’s strategic plan to increase its oil production to four million barrels a day by 2020.

“The center will help increase oil production by 5-10 percent,” he told KUNA.

The center provides Kuwait oil companies’ decision-makers and field working teams with real-time data from the oil fields and wells.

It includes integrated systems that allow the continuous monitoring and assesment of well performance and production.

It will also enable personnel to scan closely and accurately features of the underground traps, help in minimizing human-made errors and enhance output.


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