Kuwait's crude exports will grow strongly during the next ten years as the country engages inan aggressive drilling campaign. Kuwait will fall short of their stated target of 4mn b/d by 2020.
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Kuwait has reportedly begun chemical injection into a heavy oil field in the north of the country. Theenhanced oil recovery (EOR) technique, which improves the mobility of residual oil through thereservoir, is the first of its kind to be applied in the Middle East. The development indicates upsidepotential to oil production, though at this point the project is likely more an investigation into the besttechnologies to maximise output from the country's northern oil fields.
As of August 2017, Kuwait has shown exemplary compliance in curbing its crude production in linewithin its allocated level set by OPEC.