Kuwait: Downstream Projects Jacobs to Conduct Pre-Feasibility Study for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

Editor: Alexander Stark

Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract for a pre-feasibility study, with the option of proceeding to a detailed feasibility study, for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries. The studies are in support of KPC's strategic directions and downstream long term plans for the period up to 2040.

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Ammonia plant operated by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (sample image)
Ammonia plant operated by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (sample image)
(Source: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation)

Dallas/USA — The engineering services provider will evaluate how domestic refining capacity can be best expanded, in a cost-effective way, while providing advantaged feedstocks for integrated petrochemical production. The studies will cover evaluation and optimization of alternative process configurations using an integrated Linear Program model, various technical studies, licensor evaluation, cost estimation, financial modeling and risk assessment and management, with a focus on increasing refining capacity and optimum petrochemical integration. The new award covers refining, petrochemicals and Oil-to-Chemicals (OTC) projects.

Jacobs announced that it was planning to increase its presence in Kuwait, with an eye on long-term and continued involvement in the country's upstream, refining and petrochemical industries. Examples of the company's work in the region include BP Khazzan Oman Gas Field, Sinnovate Smart Technology Hub, Zuluf Gas/Oil Separation Plant FEED, King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport, Sadara Chemical Company, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Ma'aden Wa'ad Al-Shamal Phosphate Company and numerous infrastructure projects with the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON).

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