Chevron said on Dec. 24 it expects Saudi-Kuwaiti Neutral Zone's Wafra oilfield to return to full production within 12 months.
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday signed a deal aiming to end their five-year dispute over the Neutral Zone and resume production which can amount to up to 0.5 percent of global oil supply.
"We welcome the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait which will lead to a restart of production and operations in the Wafra Joint Operations," Chevron said.
Saudi Arabian Chevron, on behalf of Saudi Arabia, jointly operates the Wafra field with the Kuwait Gulf Oil Company, (KGOC). The Wafra field has been shut in since May 2015.
Of the companies allowed to take part in the auction, 15 were previously authorized. French company Maurel & Prom was the only successful new company.
The oil and gas rig count rose five to 287 in the week to Oct. 23, its highest since May, energy services firm Baker Hughes Co. said in its weekly report.
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