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Iraqi EITI Report – The Need to Act

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi EITI Report 2011: The Need to Act Promptly, Effectively and Properly This contribution was based on PowerPoint presentations I delivered before “EITI Beyond Compliance Report Analysis Workshop” organised by Revenue Watch […]

Iraq’s Petroleum: Challenges of Managing the Plenty

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Petroleum Upstream Development and the Challenges of Managing the Plenty Extended Abstract based on PowerPoint presentation delivered before the Natural Resource Charter -NRC Annual Conference “Investing Natural Resource Wealth for Sustainable […]

Iraq’s 4th Energy Licensing Round – Success or Failure?

Nearly a week has passed since the finalisation of Iraq’s fourth round of oil licences, this time relating to oil and gas exploration blocks. In the meantime, the debate has rumbled on regarding the results of the auction, with some regarding it as a success and others as a failure. Among the professionals, the consensus […]

Expert Analysis of the New Version of Iraq’s Oil Law

On Wednesday 17 August 2011 the Iraqi parliament began the first reading of a new version of oil law proposed by the oil and energy committee-OGC of the parliament itself. The timing and the procedure of the debate created confusion and prompted significant walkout of many parliamentarians members of influential political groups. The debate was […]

Al-Ahdab Oil Contract has Many Flaws

Ahmed Mousa Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES). He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN. He is […]

Shell-BGC Contracts: Inked but not yet approved!

Ahmed Mousa Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES). He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN. He is […]

Detailed Analysis of Draft INOC Law

The attached document is a detailed analysis of the draft INOC (Iraqi National Oil Company) Law. It was prepared by Ahmed Mousa Jiyad and presented in absentia before the Expert Hearing Session organised by the Energy Committee of the Iraqi Parliament on 3rd July 2011.. Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate […]

The Next Iraqi Oil Round: Issues For Consideration

This work was written by Ahmed Mousa Jiyad, and it is reproduced here with his permission. It was originally published by MEES v54:n23, Monday 6 June 2011. Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies-CGES, London. He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil […]

New Report on Iraq’s Proposed Oil Company Law

This work was written by Ahmed Mousa Jiyad, and it is reproduced here with his permission. It was originally published by MEES v53:n24, Monday 16 May 2011. Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies-CGES, London. He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil […]

New Iraqi Oil Law Delayed

According to a report from Bloomberg, the chairman of the Iraqi parliament’s Oil and Energy Committee said in London on Tuesday that Iraq will be unable to pass its oil and revenue-sharing laws by this summer because of ongoing political disagreements. Passage of the law by June or July is “unfeasible,” Adnan Al-Janabi said at […]