2002 H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah inaugurates the new oil pier at Mina Al-Ahmadi.

Schlumberger VDA viscoelastic diverting acid for stimulation jobs is first used in the northern Kuwait Sabriya field, which is operated by KOC.
2005 Superlight crude oil is discovered at the Sabriya Field. The discovery of the 52-API crude oil represents a great leap forward for the company’s exploration abilities.

KOC works with Schlumberger to provide employees with fast access to its corporate E&P databases; Schlumberger creates the KOC GeoPortal, a secure Web portal that provides a framework and workspace for 1,500 KOC users.

The Oil Export Facilities Development project is launched at a total cost of KWD 360.5 million [USD 1.35 billion]. The project includes the 19 large reservoirs in the northern and southern hangars, an extension of five pumping tubes functioning by terrestrial gravity in the northern hangar, and the installation of five marine oil lines of varying sizes.

New oil pier.

Recognizing a need for increasing domestic supply of natural gas, KOC gives Schlumberger the chance to help it develop the first nonassociated gas field in Kuwait.
2006 Gas is discovered in the deep Jurassic reservoirs at Rahiya, Mutriba, Um Niga, and other fields throughout Kuwait; these discoveries fulfill a long-standing Kuwaiti dream of becoming self-sufficient in gas that can be used for power generation.
2008 Working with Schlumberger, KOC uses a combination of openhole packers, frac ports, and chemicals to revive a horizontal oil producer in the Sabriya field, where production had dropped to zero shortly after the well was completed in 2004.

Working with KOC, Schlumberger uses local grid refinement (LGR) to combine basin- and reservoir-scale models. Although LGR is well established in reservoir simulators, this is the first use in 3D fluid-migration simulation.

Schlumberger is awarded several service contracts (4+1 years) for KOC; the contracts include MWD/LWD, directional drilling services, coiled tubing/pumping services, surface well testing, and slickline services; these and previous contracts position Schlumberger as the primary service company in terms of helping KOC to achieve Kuwait's 2030 target of 4 million bbl/d.

Establishment of the IPM ground-breaking North Kuwait Jurassic Exploration Project to help Kuwait fast-track the exploration to development cycle of the then-newly found gas reserves in the deep gas fields in the North of Kuwait. The project entailed subsurface reservoir engineering, ongoing development drilling, and the large seismic project to find new reserves. The gas from this project is very much needed for domestic use, such as generating electricity and providing steam for heavy oil, and it will also free up additional oil for export.

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