Oil Spill & Emergency Response News in Kuwait

KOC Signs Two Contracts to Remediate Contaminated Soil in Kuwait
7/28/2021 - KOC has signed two new contracts to remediate soil contaminated by oil spills in North and South Kuwait, as part of the Kuwait Environmental Rehabilitation Program (KERP).

CEO Emad Mahmoud ...
KOC's Marine Oil Spill Management Team Conducts Exercise
5/26/2021 - The Marine Oil Spill Management Team recently organized an exercise to prepare the Company’s response efforts to effectively combat Tier-I level oil spills.

The exercise, which was conducte...
KOC Marine Oil Spill Management Team Conducts Oil Leak Exercise
12/23/2020 - KOC’s Marine Oil Spill Management Team recently organized a mock exercise which simulated a Tier 1 oil spill. This is the first exercise of its kind since the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic, w...
Kuwait Says Oil Spills Contained
8/22/2017 - Kuwait's state oil company said that an oil spill off the country's coast had been contained and that it was in contact with oil companies operating in the Gulf region to try to locate the source of t...
Kuwait to Finish Cleaning up Oil Spill
8/13/2017 - Kuwait will finish cleaning up a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Gulf this week, a Kuwaiti newspaper report said, quoting the country's oil minister. Essam al-Marzouq told the ...
KOC Declares State of Emergency over Oil Leak
1/23/2017 - Kuwait's national oil company has declared a state of emergency over an oil leak in one of its southwestern oil fields. Monday's statement by the Kuwait Oil Co. did not identify the onshore oil field...
Fire Extinguished at Mina Abdullah Refinery
8/21/2013 - A fire broke out at Mina Abdullah refinery resulted by an oil leak in crude pipes, said Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). The fire, which occurred at 0230 local time, in the refinery was cause...
KOC denies Oil Leak in Al-Ahmadi area
4/6/2013 - Kuwait oil company (KOC) denied internet reports of an oil leak near the residential area in Al-Ahmadi, southern Kuwait. Some news and social network websites have reported an oil leakage in Al-Ahmadi...
Gas Leakage Contained Near Burqan Refinery
3/16/2013 - Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said that they have contained a gas pipeline leakage west of the country and near Burqan Oil refinery. In a statement to KUNA, KOC said that first they isolated the leakage ar...
Kuwait Oil Leak Under Control
11/20/2012 - Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has controlled a limited gas leak of hydrogen sulfide condensates at Um-Qadir in west Kuwait. The gas leak has caused no casualties, the KOC said to KUNA, adding that its emer...
Work Underway to Extinguish Rawdtain Oil Well Fire
10/28/2012 - Chairman and Managing Director of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Sami Al-Rasheed said that work is still ongoing to extinguish a blazing oil well in Rawdtain, north of the country. The incident caused leaka...
Efforts Still Ongoing to Control Burning Oil Well in Kuwait
Efforts Still Ongoing to Control Burning Oil Well in Kuwait 10/21/2012 - All necessary procedures and precautions are still undergoing to deal with the gas leakage incident that took place in an oil well drilling operation in Al-Rawdhatain oil field, north of the country, ...
No Injuries in Kuwait Gas Leak
10/18/2012 - Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) confirmed that no injuries have been reported due to the gas leak incident, which resulted from a drilling operation in north Kuwait. KOC said told KUNA that the Hydrogen sulp...
Gas, Oil Leakage in Northern Kuwaiti Oil Field
Gas, Oil Leakage in Northern Kuwaiti Oil Field 10/17/2012 - Gas and oil leakage was witnessed at one of the northern oil fields in Kuwait, during a drilling mission, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) reported. KOC added in a statement, that the company is in control of...
Hazards of Hydrogen Sulfide Due to Kuwait Gas Leak
10/17/2012 - The health hazards that could result from exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas depend mainly on the level of its concentration and the duration of exposure, Dr. Hamad Al-Shatti, consultant of occupational...

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