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Iraq could surpass Saudi Arabia in Oil Production

By Padraig O’Hannelly. A senior oil executive has predicted that Iraq could surpass Saudi Arabia as an oil producer. Addressing delegates at CWC‘s Iraq Petroleum conference in London, Majid Jafar (pictured), CEO of Sharjah-based Crescent Petroleum, said: “Iraq is hugely underexplored. We at Crescent know of 300 structures just in the Western Desert that have […]

Iraq “has a Role to Play” in Reducing Middle-East Tensions

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Following the increase in tensions in the Gulf region in recent weeks, two British diplomats have expressed the view that Iraq could have a positive role to play. Addressing delegates at CWC‘s Iraq Petroleum conference in London, the British Ambassador to Iraq, Jonathan Wilks CMG, said: “Iraq is strong enough now to […]

UK Ambassador: “An Extremely Good Time to be Working in Iraq”

By Padraig O’Hannelly. A major petroleum conference in London has been told that more than 200 British companies now operating in Iraq, and those numbers are increasing. Addressing more than 300 delegates at CWC‘s Iraq Petroleum conference, British Ambassador Jonathan Wilks CMG said: “The UK and Iraq are becoming increasingly strong business partners and education […]

Shaping Iraq’s Role in the Global Energy Scene

There can be no doubting Iraq’s oil credentials. It is Opec’s number two oil producer, second only to Saudi Arabia, and holds the world’s fifth-largest proved oil reserves. Production is on the rise, having nearly doubled over the past decade, averaging around 4.5 million barrels per day in 2018. Almost 90 per cent of the […]