Oil & Gas

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,...

Iraq 2017 Oil Outlook

On the face of it, Iraq's beleaguered oil industry has braved the worst of the oil-price collapse. Federal production figures showed output to be...

Is Oil Really Financing IS?

Editors’ Note: The terror group’s crude production, trade and revenue have been vastly over-estimated. It continues to depend on foreign financing to sustain its...

Exclusive Interview with H.E. Thamir Al-Ghadhban

Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) conducted this exclusive interview with HE Thamir Al-Ghadhban, the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Iraq on Energy Affairs....

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