Aramco, Kuwait Petroleum Resume Khafji Field, Wafra Field Operations

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Saudi Arabia

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Kuwait Petroleum and Aramco have decided to resume operations in the Khafji and Wafra fields in the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. A territorial dispute halted oil production in offshore Khafji Field and onshore Wafra Field. According to Kuwait City-based Kuwait Petroleum, production from the fields is approximately 280-300 Mbbl at Khafji and 220 Mbbl per day at Wafra, which both produce heavy, high-sulfur crude—U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela have tightened the supply of heavy crude. The shutdown began in 2014 at Khafji Field due to a dispute over their territorial rights then expanded to include Wafra in 2015.