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Kuwaiti-Saudi committee reviews progress of Khafji joint operations

KUWAIT: The joint Kuwaiti-Saudi Standing Committee held a meeting in the Al-Khafji Joint Operations area, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday to review reports on onshore oil operations in the Partitioned Zone and the adjacent submerged Partitioned Zone.

The meeting was co-chaired by Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Oil Sheikh Dr Nimer Fahad Al-Malik Al-Sabah and Saudi Assistant Minister of Energy Eng Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ibrahim, a statement from the Kuwaiti Ministry of Oil said. The meeting focused on the progress of the emergency plans and procedures, and the joint action to serve the strategic interests of both countries.

Sheikh Dr Nimer stressed the importance of removing any obstacles facing the implementation of joint programs, environment safety projects, the training of the national workforce, the use of advanced modern technologies in the stages of petroleum operations.

The meeting explored the possibility of maximizing benefit from the oil projects through coordination between the ministries of petroleum of both countries, he noted. Sheikh Dr Nimer thanked Eng Muhammad for the fraternal spirit, the facilities provided and the tangible cooperation, to ensure the progress of the Wafra and Khafji joint operations.

The discussions dealt also with the efforts to ensure the safety of workers of oil companies, including Aramco Gulf Operations Company and Saudi Arabian Chevron Company in addition to the company Kuwait Gulf Oil. Established under the agreement dividing the neutral zone in 1965, the standing joint committee reports directly to the ministers of oil and energy of both countries. – KUNA

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