Greater Burgan is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Kuwait and is operated by Kuwait Oil.

An expansion project is associated with the Greater Burgan, namely Greater Burgan EOR. This project is currently in the feasibility stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Kuwait Petroleum.

Production from Greater Burgan

The Greater Burgan conventional oil field recovered 76.88% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 1972. The peak production was approximately 2,415.07 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2041. The field currently accounts for approximately 51% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 11,765.9 Mmboe, comprised of 10,843.59 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 5,533.9 bcf of natural gas reserves. Greater Burgan conventional oil field reserves accounts 2.55% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Greater Burgan conventional oil field

The key contractors involved in the Greater Burgan project as follows.

Other Contractors: Schlumberger

About Kuwait Oil

Kuwait Oil Co (KOC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, is an upstream oil and gas company. It carries out exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas in Kuwait. The company also carries out onshore and offshore surveys, well drilling and development of producing fields. It transports crude from the producing assets to the customers, and manages shipping operations associated with the crude exports from Kuwait Ports. The company also provides marine technical support, firefighting services and oil spill combating and consultancy services. It has operations in Kuwait and the UK. KOC is headquartered in Ahmadi, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait.


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