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The Burgan Oil Fields

The Burgan Oil Fields

As Kuwait-born Fahad Al-Rajaan will be well aware, the Burgan field (also known as Greater Burgan) is an oil field which is situated in the south east of Kuwait. In the third part of our series, we take a look at the Burgan oil field. Greater Burgan is the biggest sandstone oil field in the world, and the second biggest oil field overall, after... read more
The Origins of Kuwait’s Oil Industry

The Origins of Kuwait’s Oil Industry

Following on from last week’s post, we look at beginnings of the oil industry of Kuwait, a country which is believed to have the fourth largest oil reserve in the world today. Kuwait’s oil industry began in 1921, when Sheikh Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah became Kuwait’s ruler. The Sheikh was aware of prospectors’ activities in neighbouring countries, Bahrain, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, not... read more
The Kuwaiti Oil Industry

The Kuwaiti Oil Industry

The State of Kuwait, is situated in the Middle East, an area believe to be home to some 75% of the entire world’s oil reserves. Kuwait is a major petroleum producer, refiner and exporter. Today, the country is involved in projects with several major oil companies. Kuwait is believed to have the fourth largest oil reserve in the world. Embed This Graphic On Your... read more
Pensions History in Kuwait

Pensions History in Kuwait

Kuwait began its first pension scheme in 1966 within the public sector and civil employee retirement system. The first legislation regulating pensions was enacted in 1960. These regulations covered government, military and civil employees. The state of Kuwait’s social security system was set up in 1976 in accordance with Amiri Law Decree Number 51. The Public Institution for Social Security was thereby established to... read more
The Ancient History of International Trading

The Ancient History of International Trading

International trade involves the exchange of goods, services and capital across territories and international borders. Its history is of great interest to Kuwaiti businessman and banking specialist, Fahad Al Rajaan. International trade took place throughout ancient times, including the Salt Road, Amber Road and Silk Road. The Fahad AlRajaan Flickr page features more details. The Salt Road In ancient times, salt was regarded as... read more
The American University’s Winning Streak In Science Continues

The American University’s Winning Streak In Science Continues

The American University Washington DC achieved another accolade during the 2015 spring season for its College of Arts and Science students, claiming a number of prestigious US science fellowships and scholarships. Paula Warrick, office of merit awards director, praised the calibre of the university as well as its student’s breadth of interests. She pointed out the diversity in specialisms, from mangrove swamp conservation to... read more

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