Production capacity in Kuwait edged up just 1,000 b/d in 2017-18 (to end-March) according to latest figures from state firm Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). An apparent dip in capacity at the flagship Burgan field offset the 80,000 b/d gains from Kuwait’s northern Jurassic fields resulting in overall capacity of 3.151mn b/d.

Capacity has subsequently risen, with KOC CEO Jamal Jaafar telling MEES in late April that it was at 3.225mn b/d (MEES, 20 April). The start-up of a third 40,000 b/d...