Several years back, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), the National Oil Company (NOC) of the State of Kuwait initiated multiple projects on Kuwait Integrated Digital field (KwIDF). There was a significant amount of planning before launching the KwIDF program, however, the projects involved lots of intricacies and the implementation process involved novel experiences of obstacles and setbacks caused due to introduction of innovative work and business process which were overcome over the project cycle. The paper will delve upon the positive facilitators enabling implementation of a complex project of this nature, lessons learnt from the project and necessities of an excellent change management and project management program to successfully execute the program.

The key drivers for the projects, team structure for program management and lessons learnt will be discussed during course of this paper. There will be a short description of the KwIDF program, technical workflows implemented and production optimization runs along with conceptualization of the new concept of an integrated surface-sub surface workflows.

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