Archive | Ahmed Mousa Jiyad

Reforming and Transforming SOMO

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Reforming and Transforming SOMO This analysis was presented via Skype Conference to the management and staff of Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) on 12th December 2017: Please click here to download […]

EITI Suspends Iraq Membership: A Serious Setback

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. EITI Suspends Iraq Membership: A Serious Setback For Transparency That Should Be Addressed Promptly And Effectively The recent decision by the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) to suspend Iraq’s status as a […]

Expert Blog: Debating SOMO Transformation

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Debating SOMO Transformation New important developments pertaining to or initiated by Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) surfaced during the last few months; they seemed to be integrated components of what was […]

Important Oil Projects — Dubious, Non-Transparent Contracts

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Developing Border Oilields and Utilizing Associated Natural Gas: Important Projects, Dubious and Non-Transparent Contracts Information from and about the Ministry of Oil has been published and circulated extensively, in the last few […]

Assessment of KRG-Rosneft Recent Deals

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many of my Kurdish colleagues, members of the Finance and Oil Committees in the Iraqi federal Parliament, asked for my opinion on these deals. In response to that request and due to […]

The New INOC Law: Brief and Dysfunctional

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The New INOC Law: Brief and Dysfunctional The Cabinet approved, on 23 March 2017, the new law for the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) and passed it to the Parliament/House of Representatives […]

Towards Sound Oil Plans, Policy and Governance

By Tariq Shafiq and Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Position Statement: Towards Sound Oil Plans, Policy and Governance Through our constant follow-up of the development in the petroleum sector and particularly the activities, statements and information from/ […]