Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford, Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK, is to give the keynote address focusing on "Iraq Petroleum: the International Context" to begin the 3 day conference and workshop, Iraq Petroleum 2010, taking place in London at the Millennium Gloucester on 29 Nov-1 Dec 2010.
The Rt. Honourable Lord Howell of Guildford is an economist, journalist and bestselling author who has held a high political position spanning several decades. He is credited with having introduced the idea of privatisation in the late 1960's and as an energy specialist, David Howell advocated diversity and flexibility in energy supplies and applauds the shift to gas in the long process that will ultimately reduce dependence on hydrocarbons.
Her Majesty's Ambassador to Baghdad H.E. John Jenkins, HM Ambassador, British Embassy Baghdad is confirmed as a speakers at the conference, John Jenkins has held many senior positions from 1980 to 2009 among them has been the Director of the Middle East and North Africa, FCO, and Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic.
Iraq Petroleum 2010 will focus on Iraq's upstream strategies to increase production and drive Iraq's oil and gas industry. The event programme includes a one day workshop titled Iraq's Oil Contracts- After Signature Tasks and Opportunities. The workshop programme outline includes discussions on joint ventures and will equip companies with the necessary information needed to form a joint venture.