Oil & Gas

Challenges of Oil & Gas Megaprojects

Oil and gas megaprojects (Mega Projects) are typically defined as large scale, complex, capital-intensive projects with values in excess of USD 1B that are...

IEI Presents on Gas Flaring & Utilisation Situation in Iraq to...

As part of our role as a major stakeholder in the energy industry of Iraq, the Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) represented by Mr. Yesar...

Opinions on Iraqi Federalism: Structural Construction & Resource Sharing

In June, we asked two experts to discuss the current state of play of Iraqi federalism, in the context of past disputes and the...

Chinese Downstream Ventures in Iraq: a Game Changer?

Four months after China's Ambassador to Iraq Chen Weiqing hailed a new “Silk Road,” China and Iraq have signed an “investment agreement” reportedly as...

The Great Transition: Andreas De Vries and Salman Ghouri on the...

Competent forecasters produce strategic guidance based on probable trends and their effects within a broad range, rather than making bold statements about the future....

Iraq 5th Bid Round Analysis

On 26th April 2018, the Iraq Ministry of Oil (MoO) organised its fifth licensing round for the exploration and development of oil and gas...

Natural Resources & Development: Revisiting the Resource Curse

The debate encompassing the relationship between the availability of natural resources and their revenues’ of appreciation since the 1950s. Then, a country rich in...

Muddy Waters: Iraq’s Water Injection Needs

Iraq’s current and continuing plans for major oil production growth require pressure support for reservoirs, which is likely to be provided mainly by water...

A Breath of Life for Iraq’s Downstream Development

With production reaching 4.804mbpd at the end of 2016, Iraq’s oil minister is optimistic for the future announcing plans to increase production to 6mbpd...

Russia’s Energy Export Diversification: Between Europe & Asia

Russia is a global energy leader with substantial energy reserves. The former USSR once ranked as the world’s top oil producer, and to it,...

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