The most significant project is a second commercial early production facilities (EPF) project, in the north. Earlier this year, the local Safwan Petroleum Technologies Company (Spetco) was awarded the KD 69.3 million ($239 million) five-year build-operate (BO) EPF concession to process 50,000 barrels a day (b/d) of crude from 20 wells in two northern oil fields. The new EPF scheme will have capacity of 120,000 b/d, but remains unclear whether it will be developed on a private basis or built and operated
by KOC.
Other future work includes the supply and installation of two new substations in the Magwa and Sabriya fields, a new crude pipeline to serve the planned 615,000-b/d new refinery project at Al-Zour and a new gas booster station in the southeast.