The entire Durra Gas field is a joint property of Kingdom & Kuwait: Saudi Foreign Ministry

An informed source in the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the ownership of the natural resources in the divided submerged area, including the entire Durra gas field, is a joint property between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait only, and they alone have full sovereign rights to exploit the wealth in that area.

The source added that the Kingdom renewed its previous calls for the Iranian side to start negotiations to demarcate the eastern border of the submerged area divided between the Kingdom and Kuwait as one negotiating party in exchange for the Iranian side, under the provisions of international law, according to what was reported by the Saudi Press Agency, SPA.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Oil, and Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Investment in the State of Kuwait, Saad Al-Barrak, said on Monday that the State of Kuwait rejects Iranian allegations and measures regarding the offshore Dorra field.

While an official source in the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the marine area in which the Al-Durra field is located is located in the marine areas of the State of Kuwait. Its natural resources are shared with Saudi Arabia.

The official added that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia alone have exclusive rights to natural wealth in the Durra field.

The source added that the State of Kuwait renewed its call to the Iranian side to start negotiations on the demarcation of the maritime borders between the Kuwaiti and Saudi sides as one negotiating party in exchange for the Iranian side.

In December 2022, Aramco Gulf Operations Company and Kuwait Gulf Oil Company signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the joint Dorra gas field between the two countries.

The signing of the memorandum is an implementation of the submerged Dorra field development minutes signed in March 2022, so that work on the Dorra field development project will be resumed directly, and work will be accelerated according to the program implementation plan and the timetable approved by the two countries.

The development of the field comes from the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait in the State of Kuwait on December 24, 2019, which included joint work to develop and exploit the Dorra field, according to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA.

Notably the Dorra gas field will provide one billion cubic feet of gas equally between the two partners. This agreement will benefit the two brotherly countries.

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