WIT Press

Analysis And Improvement Possibilities Of Waste Management At Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)


Free (open access)





Page Range

73 - 84




1,218 kb

Paper DOI



WIT Press


Y. Al Qallaf, S. Al-Kandari, K. Yousef, S. Al Mutairi, H. Fouzy


Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), is involved in exploration, drilling and the production of oil and gas. The issue of waste management in KOC represents a more in-depth account of the field and covers conceptual analyses of different types of waste streams (solid, liquid, and sludge), the activity upon waste, and a holistic view of the goals of waste management. The increasing amount of waste generated, which is exacerbated by a lack of proper waste management, is of growing concern worldwide and in the main cities in developing countries due to its social, economic and environmental implications. Waste management practices are founded on the expectation that waste management is to prevent waste causing harm to human health and the environment. KOC always ensures that the generated waste be managed effectively in compliance with applicable regulations of Kuwait Environment Public Authority and KOC HSE management system (HSEMS) procedures implemented for KOC facilities. Also, KOC plays an active role in facing the adverse effects of waste through the implementation of many of the services and development new projects in the areas of collection and recycling, waste treatment and by focusing on the development of long-term waste management strategy for all over the company areas. This study was conducted to analysis and improvement possibilities on waste management at KOC. In addition, in this paper we will discuss various processes used in KOC areas indicating how waste is being managed.


hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, waste management, HSE management system