WELCOME TO IRAQ ENERGY FORUM 18TH MAY - 20TH MAY 2014


Today’s Iraq Energy Forum is taking place at a time when Iraq has already made considerable progress and we should celebrate the achievements made to date. In less than 5 years, oil production has increased some 30% reaching over 3.1 million barrels per day, export capacity in the southern corridor has reached 6 million barrels per day, the South Gas Project is in progress to reduce flaring and utilizing gas to meet local demand and gas development in Kurdistan Region has contributed to the economic growth of the northern provinces of Iraq, with much more to come.

After the recent review of production plateaus, realistic growth targets are now coming forth as the nation turns its attention upon capacity building and sustainability. The Iraq Energy Institute has since its formation in 2008 looked forward sharing its vision of a sustainable economy fuelled by a progressively successful oil & gas industry with leaders and decision makers across the world. Our thoughts from 2008 were well founded as we see now that Iraq is on the road to becoming an energy powerhouse and swing producer in the world’s oil and gas markets so that we can turn our attention to the details of developing and implementing such a sustainable strategy.

There is still a lot to do and hurdles to overcome to reach this goal but the progress to date should give us all optimism about our futures. Attracting capital investment, improving security, adopting new technologies and developing appropriate manpower are hurdles we can overcome given our record to date.

Our oil riches cannot be allowed to become our curse but must become the vehicle to deliver economic diversity and growth shared by all Iraqis for generations to come. Therefore the importance of capacity building and sustainability cannot be underestimated. The importance of the views expressed today and their resulting discussions also cannot be underestimated as they will, I am sure, help us shape Iraq’s sustainable and prosperous future.


Founder & Director
Iraq Energy Institute
27th March 2014

08:30 Coffee and Registration

09:00 Official Welcome by the Organizer and Chair

Prof. Ali al-Sayigh Chairman of the Board Iraq Energy Institute

09:10 Keynotes

H.E. Adnan al Janabi, Chairman of the Oil & Energy
Parliamentary Committee
H.E. Dhya’a al-Mousawi, Director General, South Oil Company
(invited)

09:30 Iraq’s Integrated National Energy Strategy – Implementation
Update

Abdulilah Al-Amir, Technical Advisor to Dr. Hussain al- Shahristani Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs

09:45 Gold Sponsor Case Study: Modernizing the Rumaila Oilfield

Marc Hornbrook, General Manager, Rumaila Operating
Organization

10:00 Basra Investments – A Zone of Wealth, Normality and Wide
Hub of Promising Prosperity and Investment

Jabbar al-Luaibi, Senior Advisor Governorate of Basra and
Former DG of South Oil Company

10:15 Iraq Energy Forum Announcement of the Winner of Iraq
Energy Award and Presentation

10:30 Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 Plenary Discussion: Maximising on In-Country Training & Sustainability
Chair:
Falah Al Khawaja, former Director General For Oil
Projects, SCOP, Ministry of Oil

Panellists:
Luay al Khatteeb, Executive Director, Iraq Energy
Institute
Jabbar al-Luaibi, Senior Advisor Governorate of Basra
and Former DG of South Oil Company
Dr.Thorsten Ploss, Partner, MENA Oil & Gas Leader, Ernst
& Young
Iqdam al Shididi, Director General, Training, Ministry of
Oil
• Dean of Faculty of Petroleum Engineering, Baghdad
University

12:00 Case Study: UNDP and SHELL Partnership in Iraq - Synergetic Objectives and Shared Efforts on Sustainability
• UNDP and SHELL partnership in the south; business case for the partnership, objectives, achievements, challenges and lessons learnt
• Inclusion and participation of local communities –UNDP programming based on human rights -principles and sustainable human development

Lionel Laurens, Inclusive Growth and Area Based Development
Cluster Team Leader, United Nations Development
Programme in Iraq (UNDP)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 IOC Panel Discussion
Panellists to Include:
Qian Mingyang, Chief Representative, PetroChina
International Iraq
Shell, Lukoil, Eni, Petronas (invited)

14:00 Panel Discussion: Establishing Iraq National Petroleum
Academy
Chair:
Luay al Khatteeb, Executive Director, Iraq Energy Institute

Panellists:
H.E. Adnan al Janabi, Chairman of the Oil & Energy
Parliamentary Committee
Shawki Nuruddinal al Khalisi, Senior Advisor,
Organization of Arab Petroleum
Prof. Ali al Mashat, Advisor, Advisory Commission Iraq
Prime Minister’s Office
IOC representatives

14:30 Coffee and Networking Break

15:00 Gas Development in Federal Iraq
• Gas supply-demand overview
• Power generation update
• Basra Gas Company and Shell projects update
• INES prescriptions for gas utilization
• Key milestones for gas development

Dr. Jennifer Coolidge, Executive Director, CMX Caspian and
Gulf Consultants Limited

15:30 Constraints on Iraq Production and Exports

Falah Al Khawaja, Former Director General For Oil Projects, SCOP, Ministry of Oil

15:30 Session and speaker to be announced shortly

16:00 Closing Panel Discussion: Geopolitical Overview
Chair:
Kate Dourian, Senior Editor MEES

19:00 Gala Dinner
Full details including venue and guest speaker to be announced shortly

08:30 Coffee and Registration

09:00 Official Welcome by the Organizer and Chair

09:10 Keynote
H.E. Dr. Majid al Nasrawi, The Governor of Basra (invited)

09:20 Petrodollar’s Projects in Basra Governorate
• Introduction
o Basra requirements
o Security conditions
o Expected Petrodollar returns of 2014
• Existing and planned projects
o Infrastructure
o Domestic water
o Housing
o Oil & Gas related industries
• Conclusions

Masouma Polani, Legal Advisor in the General Inspector Office,
Basra City Council

09:40 Field and Reservoir Appraisal and Development by National
Effort
• SOC, MOC, Mid OC and NOC plans

Panellists to Include:
Dr.Thamir Uqaili, CEO of Petroconsult Canada & Associates

10:00 Overview of the Iraq-Jordan Export Pipeline
• Legal and commercial outline
• Project structure
• Risk allocation
• The project’s bankability and investment prospects

Ahmed T. el-Gaili, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Ghassan Ashqar, VP Business Development, SNC Lavalin
(Invited)

10:30 Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 Nasiriya Integrated Project
• Introduction
• Nasiriya Field
• Nasiriya Refinery
• Conclusions

Panellits:
Dr.Thamir Uqaili, CEO of Petroconsult Canada & Ass ociates
Shawki Nuruddinal al Khalisi, Senior Advisor, Organization of
Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
Abdul Mahdy Al-Ameedi, Director General at Iraqi Ministry
of Oil / Petroleum Contracts & Licensing Directorate (invited)

11:20 Petrochemical Mega-Projects and Associated Gas Feedstocks
• New petrochemical projects in the Basra area
• The use associated gas or Ethane/ Propane
• Natural gas availability, separation processes, windfall
and pricing formula / mechanism

Dr. Mustafa M. Al-Jarrah, Former Director General,
Petrochemical Industry

11:40 Session Reserved for Dr. Moayyed G. Jalhoom, Ministry of
Industry, Ibn Sina State Co (ISSC)

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Electricity Sector Reform and Regulatory Commission
• Private sector participation and investment to support the
power system

Amer Rajab Salih, Head of the Regulatory Department, Ministry of
Electricity

13:20 Ministry of Planning:The Future of Energy in Iraq until 2017
• National Development Plan for the years 2013 – 2017

Shakir Mahmood Ibrees Al-Ibadi, Director of the Department of
Industrial Employees, Ministry of Planning

13:40 Water Policy and its Impact on National Security in Iraq
• The water situation in Iraq
• Climate change
• Behavior of the neighboring countries (Turkey, Syria and Iran)
• Iraq’s Water Management
• Iraqi population growth
• Irrigation projects
• Recommendations

Dr. Maha Alziydi, Technical Expert, Ministry of Water, Iraq

14:00 Coffee and Networking Break

14:30 Iraq Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP)
• Background
• Options of related fields
• Specialty of water injection mega project
• Source and specs
• Water injection pipelines, First Conceptual
• Conclusions

Dr.Thamir al Uqaili, CEO of Petroconsult Canada & Associates
Senior Representatives, Ministry of Oil (invited)

15:00 Session and speaker to be announced shortly

15:30 Session and speaker to be announced shortly

AGENDA DAY 3 TUESDAY 20TH MAY
BREAKFAST BRIEFING WORKSHOP
(08:30-11:30)

Led by:
Ahmed T. el-Gaili
Partner
Vinson & Elkins

Structuring Energy Projects in Iraq: The Basrah Gas Case Study

  • Introduction
  • Available investment frameworks
  • Lessons from the Basrah Gas Project
  • Features of the Iraqi refining investment framework structuring and financing considerations for energy projects in Iraq

 

About the Leader:

el-Gaili, Ahmed T.

 
   

Ahmed represents clients on complex cross-border, private and public M&A, private equity, and joint venture transactions in the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.  His M&A experience includes previously working at Morgan Stanley’s Global Energy Group in New York where he provided investment banking advice on mergers and acquisitions for major oil companies.  In addition, Ahmed has substantial experience advising on complex project finance and development matters in the Middle East and Caspian region, including multi-sourced financings, such as those involving ECA / multilateral and Islamic finance.  Ahmed has extensive knowledge of the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia, where he lived for more than 16 years.  Prior to joining V&E, Ahmed was resident in the London office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. 

 

Afternoon

AMMAN CITY TOUR

(Duration 2.5 – 3 hours)

Will include visits to Amman Citadel; with museum and palace
Roman Amphitheatre and museum
Panoramic tour of Amman’s old and new parts and down town area

Skyline of Amman

Adnan al-Janabi

Chairman of the Oil & Energy Committee

Majid al Nasrawi

Governor of Basra

Prof. Ali Sayigh

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar

CEO
URUK

Jabbar al-Leaibi

Former DG of the South Oil Company

Falah Al-Khawaja

Former Director General

Dr. Mustafa M. Al-Jarrah

Former Director General Petrochemical Industry

Amer Rajab Salih

Head of the Regulatory Department Ministry of Electricity

Dr. Nadhim Sheet Rasool

Expert Engineer, Director General Assistant Ministry of Electricity

Dr. Jennifer Coolidge

Executive Director CMX Caspian and Gulf Consultants Limited

Abdulkareem Ashoor

Senior Chief Engineer Ministry of Electricity

Shell Executive

Shell Executive

Shawki Al-Khalisi

Senior Adviser Arab Petroleum, Institute (OAPEC)

Abdulilah Al-Amir

Technical Adviser Dr. Hussain al-Shahristani Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs

Ali Shadad al Faris

Chairman of Oil & Gas Committee, Basra Governorate

Luay J. al-Khatteeb

Executive Director Iraq Energy Institute (IEI)

Dr. Ali Al Mashat

President of Basra Oil & Gas University, Former Advisor to PM Advisory

Dr. Thamir Al Uqaili

Former DG, Ministry of Oil & INOC

Marc Hornbrook

General Manager Rumaila Operating Organization

Ahmed T. el-Gaili

Partner Vinson & Elkins

Masouma Polani

Legal Advisor, General Inspector Office, Basra City Council

Lionel Laurens

Inclusive Growth and Area Based Development Cluster Team Leader UNDP

Qian Mingyang

Chief Representative PetroChina International Iraq

Dr. Maha Alziydi

Technical Expert, Ministry of Water, Iraq

Dr. Thorsten Ploss

Partner - MENA Oil & Gas Leader Ernst & Young

Brett Thornton

Associate Vinson & Elkins

Title: Iraq Energy Forum (IEF) is an annual event hosted by Iraq Energy Institute (IEI)

Moto: Iraq Energy, Energizing Iraq’s Economy

Theme: Promoting Good Governance, Viable Energy Policies, and Economic Diversification

Patron: The Council of Representatives of Iraq (CoR)

Host: Iraq Energy Institute, the Advisor to the CoR on Hydrocarbon & Economic Policies

Support: The Iraqi Government through the participation of various cabinet members and offices

Organisation Staff: Students of the Petroleum Eng. Department of Baghdad University

Annual Award: The Institute will present its Annual Prize to a notable nominee of the year

Event Programme: Three Master Classes on 11-Dec-2012 followed by Forum Sessions 12-13 Dec 2012

Master Classes: A) Petroleum Policies, B) EPC-IPP Contracts, and C) Capacity Building

Keynote Speakers: Senior Parliamentarians & Government Officials

Participants: Renowned Dignitaries and Head of Institutions

Guests & Delegates: State’s Officials, CEOs, Renowned Experts and Industry Leaders

Lead Sponsors: Local and Foreign Companies investing in Iraq’s energy sector

Lead Partners: National and International Media Outlets

Event Location & Venue: Al Rasheed Hotel, International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq

Airport Transport: Available and can be arranged if requested before 20th Nov 2012

Visa Application: Please allow 4 weeks for visa application. The Institute can provide you with an invitation letter that could help expediting the process

Hotel Stay: B&B Single Room @ B&B USD 295, B&B Double Room: USD 360, B&B Suite: USD 415 (cash payments only)

Hotel Bookings: Please inform the event organiser to arrange the bookings (first come first served).

Please consider payment in cash when settling your hotel stay bills (in USD or ID).

Registration will be closed on Thursday 29th Nov 2012

Government Officials are invited to register for FREE subject to seats availability and final confirmation

50 Seats will be allocated FREE of charge for Independent Iraqi Scholars and Experts in the Energy Sector (First Come First Served)

120 Setas will be alocated for the Private Sector (International & Local)

Seats are very limited, to avoid disappointment, please secure your place by completing the registration form ASAP

Online: To pay your registration, please first register then click “Online Payment” to pay via secured PayPal

By Transfer: Request Iraq Energy Bank Details from info@iraqenergy.org

By Check: Pay to "Iraq Energy Limited", and send the post to Iraq Energy, 15 Grosvenor Crescent, London, SW1X 7EE, UK

All payments must reach Iraq Energy Institute by no later than 1st Dec 2012.

Delegate Fee is charged @ GBP 1,250 and additional GBP 750 for a selected Master Class

Successful registration is pending final confirmation from Iraq Energy Forum after full payment

Iraq Energy Forum will be held in the Le Méridien in Amman

Le Méridien Amman hotel is set in the heart of the Jordan's capital, located in the centre of Amman's Shmeisani commercial business and diplomatic district.

With close proximity from the Amman Citadel, the Roman Theatre, and many of the city's malls and shopping areas.

Enjoy food of your choice at Le Méridien. The hotel's numerous restaurants and lounges feature cuisine and entertainment from around the world.

Now enjoy Wi-Fi internet in all rooms. Plus, free unlimited inroom Wi-Fi to all Club and Suite guests.

The chic and unique style of the newly-renovated guest rooms and suites have luxurious sitting and working areas in an inviting atmosphere for you to discover and enjoy.

The hotel is also a daytrip away from the Dead Sea, Jerash, Petra and Aqaba, making this amman hotel is an ideal gateway to all that Jordan has to offer.

The health club of this hotel in amman features superior spa facilities, including sauna and steam rooms, massage and facial treatments, and an indoor and outdoor pool.

A very limited number of rooms have been reserved for Iraq Energy Forum delegates at Special Rates. Please contact IEF Sales a.ali@theenergyexchange.co.uk to take advantage of IEF Offers.

Subject to availabilities, IEF Sales will provide registered delegates with a reference code to secure the bookings.

Location & Reservation

Le Méridien Amman
Queen Noor Street
Shmeisani, PO Box 950629 · Amman
t: +44 (0) 207 384 7984 
e: a.ali@theenergyexchange.co.uk

 

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