Reduction of gas flaring while sustaining the oil production target of 500 MBOPD from the West Kuwait field of KOC is a challenge. There are some reliability issues within the existing set up of West Kuwait oil & gas processing facilities in term of gas and condensate management which sometimes causes very high flaring. Moreover high flaring is also triggered whenever there is any problem occurs in downstream units in the Refinery.
Presently the average flaring from West Kuwait field is very high and reaches up to 30% of the total gas production. KOC has developed road map for gradual reduction of gas flaring to achieve 1% flaring and initiated several short term and long term initiatives to improve reliability & availability of the gas processing facilities and gas distribution network.