The project in the north of the country "aims to enhance and develop Kuwait's oil reserves" as part of ambitious long-term goals for the sector, a company statement said.
"Chemical injection of surfactants is often used for heavy oil extraction or for low-permeability reservoirs," said Sadad al-Husseini, a former executive vice president at Saudi Aramco.
China is a global leader in the extraction technique.
An official said in February it aimed to increase oil output capacity to 4.75 million barrels per day by 2040.
(Reporting by Ahmed Hagagy; Writing by Reem Shamseddine; Editing by Andrew Roche) ((Reem.Shamseddine@thomsonreuters.com; +966503335202; Reuters Messaging: email@example.com))
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