KGOC signs gas facilities deal with Technip

French contractor to build NGL plant and 40 million scft pipeline

Partitioned Zone gas will help Kuwait meet demand for power generation supply and industrial feedstock.
Partitioned Zone gas will help Kuwait meet demand for power generation supply and industrial feedstock.

Kuwait Gulf Oil Company, the state-owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC) which operates in the partitioned zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, has signed a gas facilities construction contract with France’s Technip, according to a Reuters report.

Under a contract reportedly dated 17 January, the facility will include a natural gas liquids plant and a pipeline with the capacity to carry 40 million scfd of natural gas to Kuwait, Reuters reports, citing industry sources.

The plant will be built in the border town of Khafji, after which the joint enterprise that explores and produces partition zone gas is named.

Like other gulf states, Kuwait needs to improve security and volume of gas supplies in response to domestic consumer and industrial demand.

KPC is targeting 4 billion scfd production by 2030, with 500 million scfd coming from the partitioned zone’s Dorra field.

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