Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Says Iran Is Not Part of Durra Gas Field

Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah said the Durra/Arash gas field is a bilateral issue between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and it has nothing to do with Iran.

Al-Sabah said that the Durra gas field belongs to the gulf nation and its neighboring Saudi and “they preserve the exclusive right” to invest in it, according to a statement issued by his office.

On Monday, Iran said that it will soon begin drilling at the Durra gas field located on the maritime borders of Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf.

Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owij in a tweet post said that comprehensive studies on the joint “Durra field have been completed following drilling exploration wells and conducting seismic surveys.”

“Unilateral actions would not prevent Iran from drilling operations in the field and the process will start soon with the installation of jackets in the gas field,” Owij added.

Last week, Kuwaiti Oil Minister Mohammad Al Fares and his Saudi counterpart Abdulaziz bin Salamn al Saud signed an agreement in which Saudi-based Aramco Gulf Operations Company and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company will jointly work on the field.

The Durra gas field is expected to produce 1 billion cubic feet of gas and 84,000 barrels of condensate every day, according to reports.

“Iran is not part of the gas field. It is a purely Kuwaiti-Saudi gas field,” Al-Sabah emphasized.

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