Kuwait Oil Company says it's found new oilfield

Preliminary tests suggest the new field in the al-Jathatheel region will provide a significant boost to the country's resource reserves

KOC teams are currently carrying out tests at the field.
KOC teams are currently carrying out tests at the field.

Kuwait's state oil company says it has discovered a new oil and gas field in the western part of the country.

The Kuwait Oil Company said in a statement to the country's state news agency that preliminary tests suggest the new field in the al-Jathatheel region will provide a significant boost to the country's resource reserves.

It says company teams are currently carrying out tests at the field.

The statement gave no estimate on the size of the field.

According to the US Energy Information Administration, Kuwait has the sixth largest crude oil reserves worldwide.

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