Oil & Gas

Missing the long game: Washington’s high-risk energy diplomacy in Iraq

Washington’s foreign relations in the Middle East are often characterized by ebb and flow, tracking the region’s dynamic politics. But when it comes to...

Iraq In the Time of Corona: After ISIS, An Unwelcome Hydra-Headed...

Comprising 93% of fiscal budgetary revenues, 60% of GDP and 99% of exports, oil is indisputably the lifeblood of Iraq’s economy. The gravity of...

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...

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