London, UK,

Amec Foster Wheeler sees a bright future in Kuwait

  • Middle East market remains strong at a time of oil price uncertainty
  • Chief Executive Samir Brikho gives message for innovation at KOGS

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has received overwhelmingly positive customer feedback to remarks made at the Kuwait Oil and Gas Show (KOGS), further reinforcing support for its already strong pipeline of future work opportunities in Kuwait.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s, Chief Executive, Samir Brikho, speaking in the opening Executive Plenary Session, on Future Hydrocarbon Resources: Innovations, Technology and Opportunities, at KOGS, outlined the opportunities for oil service providers. 

Samir Brikho, Chief Executive
Immediate opportunities for oilfield service providers lie with innovation and innovative approaches if not with entirely new technologies” and that “the industry must be transformed to deliver capital efficiency beyond cost cutting.
Samir Brikho, Chief Executive

The Middle East market remains strong at a time of oil price uncertainty and Kuwait is a high performing country for Amec Foster Wheeler in the region¹. The company has delivered services on megaprojects in Kuwait for the past 10 years and is currently executing a number of long-term Project Management Contracts (PMC) for the Kuwait National Petroleum Company and Kuwait Oil Company.

In addition to work in the Oil & Gas sector, Amec Foster Wheeler is also delivering environmental services in the country, including a PMC for the Kuwait Environmental Remediation Project and project management and design review services for the Kuwait International Petroleum Research Centre.

The company currently has approximately 850 people based in Kuwait, with plans for future expansion.

An example of Amec Fosters Wheeler’s work in Kuwait is Project Management support for the Kuwait Oil Company

Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.


With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 55 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.


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