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Repair works underway after Kuwait oil leak

by Oscar Rousseau on Apr 29, 2018

Repar works are underway following an oil leak.
Repar works are underway following an oil leak.

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Repair works have been launched following an oil leak and fire at a well in Al Maqwa area, Kuwait.

International companies are working hard to repair an onshore oil rig and its cathodic protect walls, after the well started leaking, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Kuwait Oil Company said the oil leakage at Al Maqwa "has been controlled".

A cleanup and repair operation is now underway at the site in Al Maqwa.

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Consultants from international companies set up specialist equipment designed to contain the the oil leak, said KOC.

These companies were contractually obliged to help manage the oil leak, as they had contracts with KOC stipulating cooperation in the event of an accident.

KOC said the oil leak was being handled "with utmost professionalism and the leakage has been contained to stop it from expanding", according to a quote obtained by the KUNA.

A fire that broke out around 750m from the well was successfully put out with no causalities.

KOC posted an statement about the oil leak on its Twitter account (Arabic).