Kuwait’s 4mn b/d 2020 target looks unattainable with Neutral Zone fields still offline. But plans for the rest of Kuwait to hit 3.65mn b/d are achievable. Longer term, a major planned Jurassic Gas facility is to be replaced with smaller modular plants.

Kuwait is investing heavily as it strives to achieve its near- and longer-term upstream production goals. Oil Minister Bakhit al-Rashidi emphasized plans to invest KD34bn ($113bn) over the next five years at the CWC Kuwait conference...