The Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water, Khaled Al Fadhel, announced the beginning of the first production trials from Al Wafra and Al Khafji fields at the neutral zone, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

The pumped crude oil would be increased gradually and would be restored to the regular level by the end of year, the minister said in remarks to journalists on the sidelines of the inauguration of a program by the Oil Ministry for the transformation to electronic services.

Al Fadhel noted that the output of Al Wafra field has reached to 140,000 barrel per day (bbl/d), while the output of Al Khafji has reached to 250,000 bbl/d, which indicates that the total production will reach near to 550,000 bbl/d at the end of 2020.

The minister said that the Supreme Petroleum Council approved the oil strategy which targets raising the production to 4 million bbl/d by 2040.