State-owned Kuwait Oil Co. has started operations at a new gathering center that can handle 100,000 b/d of crude oil as the OPEC producer forges ahead with plans to expand its production capacity. GC-31 was built by Dodsal, and it is one of three gathering centers that have been constructed, each of which will be able to produce 100,000 b/d of crude oil. It will also process 62.5 MMcf/d of associated gas and 240,000 b/d of treated water. Petrofac has also won a $1.3 billion project to construct GC-32 at Burgan, the country’s largest oil field. It is the first sour crude gathering center to be developed at Burgan and will process 120,000 b/d of crude and associated gas. Work on GC-32 was supposed to end in mid-2020.
- Kuwait starts 100,000 b/d oil gathering center amid expansion plans