Three consortia of international oil companies are scheduled to submit development plans on Project Kuwait, which calls for a doubling of output from the five northern oilfields to about 1 million barrels a day, by 27 October. ChevronTexaco of the US is leading a consortium with France’s Total, PetroCanada, Russia’s Sibneftand China’s Sinopec. BPof the UK is leading a group with the US’ Occidental Petroleum Company, India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporationand Indian Oil Corporation. The next stage will be the issue of request for proposals (RFPs) by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (MEED 5:9:03).