Welcome to Iraq Energy Forum 2017


On behalf of the Iraq Energy Institute it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd Iraq Energy Forum (IEF 2017), taking place in Baghdad on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2017.

With the patronage of the Iraqi Government and the support of H.E. Prime Minister Haider al Abadi and H.E. Oil Minister Jabbar al Luaibi, the IEF 2017 agenda will include vital discussions on timely topics related to Iraq’s oil, gas and power sectors following the liberation of occupied territories from the so-called Islamic State.

Despite financial challenges impacting the Middle East region as a whole, Iraq is now over the worst. The possibilities remain immense, with potentially one trillion U.S. dollars in investment forecast in the coming years, 50% of which is in the hydrocarbon sector. This is unsurprising, given the remarkably low extraction cost of Iraqi petroleum, which will endure even the worst market volatility.

Among the topics on the agenda will be the forthcoming upstream and downstream tenders in 2017.

Attending the forum will be tier-one government officials, lawmakers, international experts, investors and policy makers, presenting a golden opportunity to discuss strategies for a more sustainable Iraq.

We at the Iraq Energy Institute are committed to creating a platform for professional dialogue where we can maximize opportunities inherent in some of the challenges facing the region, and develop Iraq’s energy sector for the benefit of all Iraqis and the investors’ community.

Please secure your participation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We hope to see you in Baghdad soon!


Executive Director
Iraq Energy Institute

07:45 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 National Anthem & Opening Remarks

09:10 Keynote Speakers

  1. H.E. Fuad Masum, The President, The Republic of Iraq
  2. H.E. Haider al-Abadi, The Prime Minister, The Republic of Iraq
  3. H.E. Salim al-Jabouri, Speaker of Parliament, The Republic of Iraq

10:00 Plenary-1: High Level Session

World Energy Mix, U.S. Shale and OPEC; and the Impact of U.S. Policy on Regional Dynamics and Iraq

  1. H.E. Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC
  2. H.E. Jabbar al-Le’aibi, Federal Minister of Oil, Iraq
  3. H.E. Barham Salih, Former Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
  4. Amb. Douglas Silliman, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq
  5. Alan Eyre, Director of Middle East/Asia, Bureau of Energy, U.S. Department of State

Moderator: Gerald Butt, Middle East Editor, Petroleum Economist

11:30 Networking Coffee Break

11:45 Plenary-2: International Oil Companies Session

International Oil Companies in Iraq: Risks' Mitigation, Investment Opportunities and Partnership

  1. Hatem Kawasmy, Managing Partner, KPMG Jordan/Iraq
  2. Gati Al-Jebouri, Vice President, LUKOIL
  3. Zaid Elyaseri, Country Manager, BP Iraq
  4. Abd Malik Jaffar, Country Chairman, PETRONAS Iraq
  5. Abdulla al-Qadi, Head of E&P, Crescent Petroleum

Moderator: Ben Van Heuvelen, Editor-in-Chief, Iraq Oil Report

13:00 VIP Luncheon & Networking

 

14:00 Plenary-3: Ministerial Debate Session

Petro Politics Review Post 2003, Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward

  1. H.E. Adil Abdul Mehdi, Former Federal Minister of Oil
  2. H.E. Thamir al-Ghadhban, Former Federal Minister of Oil
  3. H.E. MP Ibrahim Bahr al-Oloum, Former Federal Minister of Oil
  4. H.E. MP Adnan al-Janabi, Former Federal Minister of State
  5. H.E. MP Araz Abdullah, Chairman of the Energy Committee, Parliament of Iraq

Ministerial Q&A Session – Moderated by Zainab Al Qurnawi, Managing Partner, QC Law Firm

 

15:30 Networking Coffee Break

 

16:00 Plenary-4: Petro Policy Session

Fiscal Regimes Review, Institutional Reform, Marketing Strategy

Oil Fields Review Presentation: Nidhal Ismail, Expert, Ministry of Oil

  1. Dr. Pedro Van Meurs, President, Van Meurs Corporation
  2. Dr. Valérie Marcel, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
  3. Dr. Falah al-Amiri, Director General, State Organization for Marketing of Oil (SOMO)
  4. Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, Director General, Petroleum Contracts & Licensing Directorate (MoO)
  5. Robin Mills, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute

Moderator: Ben Van Heuvelen, Editor-in-Chief, Iraq Oil Report

 

17:30 – End of IEF Day One Public Programme

 

19:30 Gala Dinner Reception

19:45 Welcome Remarks & Sponsor Remarks

20:00 Iraq Energy Annual Award Ceremony

20: 15 Iraq Energy Forum’s Official Dinner

08:00 Welcome Coffee

09:00 Opening and High-Level Speakers

  1. H.E. Qasim al-Fahdawi, Federal Minister of Electricity
  2. H.E. Muhammed Shiya al-Sudani, Federal Minister of Industries
  3. H.E. Abdul Razaq Alesa, Federal Minister of Finance and Minister of Higher Education
  4. H.E. Hasan al-Janabi, Federal Minister of Water Resources

09:45 Plenary-5: Province & Regions Session

Economic Reform Presentation – Dr. Naufel al-Hassan, The Prime Minister Office

Provincial Energy and Economic Development

  1. Dr. Majid al-Nasrawi, Governor of Basra
  2. Dr. Najm al-Deen Karim, Governor of Kirkuk
  3. Ali Dawai, Governor of Maysan
  4. Yehya al-Nasiri, Governor of Dhi Qar
  5. Naufel Hummadi, Governor of Nineveh

Moderator: Dr. Mudher Qasim, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance

11:30 Networking Coffee Break

11:45 Plenary-6: Economy & Finance Session

Commercial Policy Review and Debate

  1. Ali al-Allaq, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq
  2. Taif Sami, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance, Iraq
  3. Salim Chalabi, Partner, Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP
  4. Hussain Qaragholi, Corporate & Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank AG
  5. Faisal al-Haimus, CEO of Trade Bank of Iraq

Moderator: Noor Kadhim, Fellow on International Arbitration, Iraq Energy Institute

13:00 VIP Luncheon & Networking

14:00 Plenary-7: Mega Projects Session

Investment, Mega Projects and Industries

  1. Dr. Sami al-Araji, Chairman National Investment Commission
  2. Dr. Hamodi Abbas, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Industries
  3. Dr. Hussain al-Chalabi, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute
  4. Wisam al-Hussaini, Executive Director, Gilgamish Oilfields Services
  5. Nihad Mosa, Director General, State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), Ministry of Oil

Moderator: Muhammed al-Daraji, Former Minister of Industries and Housing

15:30 Networking Coffee Break

16:00 Plenary-8: Gas & Power Session

Gas and Power Development

Gas Development Review Presentation: Mohammed Sadiq, Senior Chief Engineer, South Oil Company

  1. Dr. Abdul Hamza Hadi Aboud, Deputy Minister for Distribution, Ministry of Electricity
  2. Richard Kupisz, Chief Executive, Maxwell Stamp
  3. Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, URUK Group
  4. Ryan Manicom, Vice President, Orion Gas Processors – Partner of Drake & Scull International
  5. Harry Istepanian, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute

Moderator: Sajad Jiyad, Director, al-Bayan Center

17:30 Forum’s Recommendations and Closing Remarks

18:00: Farewell Reception

Petroleum Fiscal Regimes - Invitees: Ministry of Oil, National Operators and IOCs

North Room: 9:30 – 16:30

Speaker: Dr. Pedro Van Meurs, President, Van Meurs Corporation

IPP & EPC Contracts - Invitees: Ministry of Electricity, National Operators and Investors

South Room: 9:30 – 12:30

Speakers:

Richard Kupisz, Chief Executive, Maxwell Stamp
Adil Kadhim Jiriyan, Deputy Minister for Projects, Ministry of Electricity
Alaaldeen Sayhood, Director General of Planning & Studies, Ministry of Electricity

Oil & Gas Trading and Downstream in Iraq - Invitees: Government, IOCs, Oil Traders and Investors

South Room: 13:30 – 16:30

Speakers:

Dr. Falah al-Amiri, Director General, State Organization for Marketing of Oil (SOMO)
Shawki Al-Khalisi, Head of Studies, Arab Petroleum Training Institute, OAPEC
Fadhil Ali Othman, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute

 

 

Haider Al Abadi

The Prime Minister of Iraq

Salim al-Jabouri

Speaker, The Parliament of Iraq

Mohammed al-Sudani

Minister of Industry & Minerals

Thamir Ghadhban

Energy Advisor to Prime Minister

Falah al-Amri

Governor of OPEC and DG of State Organization for Marketing of Oil

Adnan al-Janabi

Member of the Energy Committee, Parliament of Federal Iraq

Jafar D. Jafar

CEO, URUK Group

Alan Eyre

Director of Middle East/Asia, Bureau of Energy, U.S. Department of State

Zaid Elyaseri

Country Manager, BP Iraq

Abdulla al-Qadi

Head of E&P, Crescent Petroleum

Noor Kadhim

Fellow on International Arbitration, Iraq Energy Institute

Zainab Al Qurnawi

Managing Partner, QC Law Firm

Abdul Razaq Alesa

Acting Minister of Finance and Minister of Higher Education

Majid al-Nasrawi

Governor of Basra

Fuad Masum

The President of Iraq

Jabbar al-Leaibi

Oil Minister of Iraq

Mohammad Barkindo

Secretary General of OPEC

Barham Salih

Former PM of KRG & former deputy PM of Iraq

Qasim Al-Fahdawi

Minister of Electricity

Gati Al-Jebouri

Vice President PAO LUKOIL and Head of Middle East Upstream

Douglas Silliman

The United States Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq

Hatem Kawasmy

Managing Partner, KPMG Jordan/Iraq

Abd Malik Jaffar

Country Chairman, PETRONAS Iraq

Wisam Hasan

CEO, Gilgamesh Oilfield Services

Valérie Marcel

Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Naufel al-Hassan

The Prime Minister Office

Hasan al-Janabi

Minister of Water Resources

Najm al-Deen Karim

Governor of Kirkuk

 

o Registration at web: www.iraqenergy.org | email: admin@iraqenergy.org

o Contact Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) on telephone number: +44 (0) 7566227210

o Seats availability are very limited and can only be booked on first come first served

o Paying delegates will only be confirmed after IEI receives full payment

o Govt. officials, academics and non-commercial guests will be confirmed by invitation only

o Airport welcome can be arranged via Iraq Energy Institute (hotel transport rates applied)

o Supporting Letter for Visa to Iraq can be arranged subject to Iraqi Embassy requirements

o English / Arabic Translation will be available throughout the Forum's proceedings

o Forum's revenues are not for profit, and surplus will be dedicated for research effort

o Passport size photo and copy of Photo-ID must be provided ASAP for security clearance

o Event Hashtag: #IraqEnergy , and IEI Twitter: @IraqEnergy

 

IEF 2017 Host: Iraq Energy Institute

IEF 2017 Patronage: The Government of Iraq

IEF 2017 Supporting Ministries: Oil, Electricity, Industries, Finance, Water Resources, and Higher Education

IEF 2017 Producer: ALAWJ MEDIA PRODUCTION

IEF 2017 Guest of Honour Organisation:  OPEC

IEF 2017 Sponsors

  • Platinum: KPMG
  • Gold: LUKOIL, Crescent Petroleum, GILGAMESH
  • Silver: PETRONAS, BP
  • Bronze: Drake & Scull, JAWAR AL KHALEEJ

IEF 2017 Partners

  • Media Strategic Partner: NRT
  • Premier Industry Media Partner: Iraq Oil Report
  • Supporting Media Partner: Petroleum Economist, Argus, OGEL, TOGY
  • Research Partners: IEITI, Al Bayan Center, AUIS, Baghdad University

IEF Audience: 320 delegates including energy/economy government officials, legislators, diplomats, multinational companies (oil, gas, electricity, banking, services), multilateral organisations, think-tanks, academics, researchers, investors, experts, NGOs, and journalists.

IEF Publicity: International wires (Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg), local TV stations/newspapers, livestream to social media, YouTube (2 channels: English/Arabic), and live transmission with clean feed via SNG by NRT

This is the initial brochure for 3rd Iraq Energy Forum. Please stay tuned for newer versions with more speakers and program details to be added in due course.

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Meet: an exclusive line-up of cross-sector industry experts and senior officials that will help you shape your business strategies for Iraq

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Engage: with regulators, senior Iraqi decision makers and key industry leaders under one roof

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Discover: opportunities in the evolving energy sector and understand how to create profitable and sustainable deals in Iraq

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Build: strong relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate successful operations and optimally grow your business within the Iraqi energy industry

Secure: your investment with clearer understanding of the federal legal framework, processes, policies and drivers

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H.E. Fuad Masum, The President, The Republic of Iraq

H.E. Haider al-Abadi, The Prime Minister, The Republic of Iraq

H.E. Salim al-Jabouri, Speaker of Parliament, The Republic of Iraq

H.E. Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC

H.E. Jabbar al-Le’aibi, Federal Minister of Oil, Iraq

H.E. Barham Salih, Former Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Amb. Douglas Silliman, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq

Alan Eyre, Director of Middle East/Asia, Bureau of Energy, U.S. Department of State

H.E. Qasim al-Fahdawi, Federal Minister of Electricity

H.E. Muhammed Shiya al-Sudani, Federal Minister of Industries

H.E. Abdul Razaq Alesa, Federal Minister of Finance and Minister of Higher Education

H.E. Hasan al-Janabi, Federal Minister of Water Resources

H.E. Adil Abdul Mehdi, Former Federal Minister of Oil

H.E. Thamir al-Ghadhban, Former Federal Minister of Oil

H.E. MP Ibrahim Bahr al-Oloum, Former Federal Minister of Oil

H.E. MP Adnan al-Janabi, Former Federal Minister of State

H.E. MP Araz Abdullah, Chairman of the Energy Committee, Parliament of Iraq

Dr. Majid al-Nasrawi, Governor of Basra

Dr. Najm al-Deen Karim, Governor of Kirkuk

Ali Dawai, Governor of Maysan

Yehya al-Nasiri, Governor of Dhi Qar

Naufel Hummadi, Governor of Nineveh

Ali al-Allaq, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq

Taif Sami, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance, Iraq

Salim Chalabi, Partner, Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP

Hussain Qaragholi, Corporate & Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank AG

Dr. Khawlah Alassady, General Manager and BOD Chairman, Rafedain Bank

Faisal al-Haimus, CEO of Trade Bank of Iraq

Dr. Naufel al-Hassan, The Prime Minister Office

Hatem Kawasmy, Managing Partner, KPMG Jordan/Iraq

Gati Al-Jebouri, Vice President, LUKOIL

Zaid Elyaseri, Country Manager, BP Iraq

Abd Malik Jaffar, Country Chairman, PETRONAS Iraq

Abdulla al-Qadi, Head of E&P, Crescent Petroleum

Dr. Pedro Van Meurs, President, Van Meurs Corporation

Dr. Valérie Marcel, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Dr. Falah al-Amiri, Director General, State Organization for Marketing of Oil (SOMO)

Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, Director General, Petroleum Contracts & Licensing Directorate (MoO)

Robin Mills, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute

Nidhal Ismail, Expert, Ministry of Oil

Dr. Sami al-Araji, Chairman National Investment Commission

Dr. Hamodi Abbas, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Industries

Dr. Hussain al-Chalabi, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute

Wisam Hasan, CEO, Gilgamesh Oilfield Services 

Nihad Mosa, Director General, State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), Ministry of Oil

Dr. Abdul Hamza Hadi Aboud, Deputy Minister for Distribution, Ministry of Electricity

Richard Kupisz, Chief Executive, Maxwell Stamp

Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, URUK Group

Ryan Manicom, Vice President, Orion Gas Processors – Partner of Drake & Scull International

Harry Istepanian, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute

Mohammed Sadiq, Senior Chief Engineer, South Oil Company

Alaaldeen Sayhood, Director General of Planning & Studies, Ministry of Electricity

Shawki Al-Khalisi, Head of Studies, Arab Petroleum Training Institute, OAPEC

Fadhil Ali Othman, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute

Sajad Jiyad, Director, al-Bayan Center

Muhammed al-Daraji, Former Minister of Industries and Housing

Noor Kadhim, Fellow on International Arbitration, Iraq Energy Institute

Dr. Mudher Qasim, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance

Ben Van Heuvelen, Editor-in-Chief, Iraq Oil Report

Zainab Al Qurnawi, Managing Partner, QC Law Firm

Gerald Butt, Middle East Editor, Petroleum Economist

Dr. Luay al-Khatteeb, Executive Director, Iraq Energy Institute

IEF 2017 Venue

Royal Tulip al-Rasheed Hotel, Green Zone, Yafa Street, Baghdad, Iraq

t: +964 770 013 3370 | e: rd@royaltulipalrasheed.com | w: www.royaltulipalrasheed.com

Special discounted offer for Iraq Energy Forum delegates @ USD $270.00 (Room + Breakfast) per night

Limited number of rooms available for registered delegates on first-come-first-served

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