On 27 September, 1995, a Joint-Study Agreement was signed between Shell International Exploration and Production B. and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) whereby an integrated team of Shell and KOC geologists and geophysicists was established in The Hague (The Netherlands) to undertake a review of the hydrocarbon potential of Offshore Kuwait, including Kuwait Bay and Bubiyan Island (Figure 1).
Offshore exploration in Kuwait commenced in 1961 with the award of a 5,600 square kilometre offshore concession to Shell.
However, the study revealed the existence of two substantial and hitherto unsuspected hiati: one between the Ratawi and Zubair formations of Early Valanginian to Mid-Hauterivian age; and the other, representing the whole of the Early Albian, within the Burgan Formation.
This latter result, if it can be further substantiated by more exhaustive study in the onshore area, would neccessitate a re-definition of the Burgan Formation and the erection of a new formation to describe the clastic sequence of Late Aptian age which lies between the Early Albian hiatus and the top of the Shu’aiba Formation, and which has hitherto been included within the Lower Burgan Formation.
Over the weekend I was over at the Sahara Restaurant Village and noticed a trampoline park was opening up.
The location is pretty big so I’m hoping it’s going to be similar to Bounce in Dubai where it’s as much for adults as it is for kids.
In 1981, KOC embarked upon a second offshore exploration campaign, acquiring some 6,000 kilometres of seismic data and, during 19, drilling two wells. Between 19, an integrated team of KOC and Shell explorers undertook a review of the hydrocarbon potential of Offshore Kuwait.In order to establish an integrated sequence-stratigraphical framework for the prospective Lower to Middle Cretaceous interval, a quantitative biostratigraphical study was made.Some 790 biostratigraphical analyses (10% core samples; 90% cuttings) from eleven wells were carried out: the nanno-fossil data was particularly important in providing accurate chronostratigraphical calibration, and this data has been used to constrain a “Time- Rock Synopsis”.KOC’s lithostratigraphical nomenclature proved to be basically sound and has been maintained as the basis for the present stratigraphical framework.Some 6,300 kilometres of 3-fold analogue seismic were acquired in 1961, and 3 wells were drilled during 19.In the same period, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) also drilled their first 3 offshore exploration wells.