Archive | Ahmed Mousa Jiyad

Issam Al-Chalabi's 50 Years in the World of Oil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A number of Iraq's oil professionals and technocrats have authored books documenting their own experience during the period of their time in the Iraqi petroleum sector. In addition to providing invaluable first-person […]

Jiyad: Oil Market Collapse Damages the Iraqi Economy

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Oil Market Collapse, Damages the Iraqi Economy and Changes Oil Geopolitics The collapse of the global oil market is undoubtedly unprecedented in its timing, magnitude, spread and devastating impacts across the globe. […]

Iraq EITI issues latest Annual Report

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative Issues its latest Annual Report Iraq Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (IEITI) issued a few days ago its latest annual report, it is about 2017 and it is […]

Constitutional Amendments Relating to Petroleum Issues

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Constitutional Amendments Relating to Petroleum Issues The “October Uprising” is sustained, vertically and horizontally, causing on one side regrettable loss of human lives, inflicting serious damage and destruction to public, business and […]

Jiyad: EITI Restores Iraq’s Compliance Status

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. EITI Restores Iraq’s Compliance Status, with Conditions Attached The board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) decided on 16 October 2019 to reinstated Iraq status as a “compliant” country in conformity […]

Transparency in Iraqi Upstream Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Transparency in the Arab Countries’ Upstream Petroleum Sector- Iraq as case study* While upstream petroleum sector is either dominant or has significant importance in many Arab economies of MENA region, the transparency […]

Monetization Strategies for Development of Border Oil Fields

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Monetization Strategies for Joint Development of Border Fields in MENA Region Many hydrocarbons fields and exploration blocks, with billons barrels of petroleum, straddle sovereign borders (both onshore and offshore) in the Middle […]

Oil Ministry's “Odious Contract Trap” with ExxonMobil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil and the “Odious Contract’ Trap” with ExxonMobil’ Consortium Talks have intensified recently about the continuation of negotiations between the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and ExxonMobil/CNPC consortium that might […]

SOMO Reveals More Important Data

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. SOMO Reveals More Important Data on its Marketing Activities In my latest article I suggested that the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) disclose details on its regular (term contract) marketing activities in […]

SOMO Discloses Data on its Spot Sales

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. SOMO Discloses Data on its Spot Sales[1] In an unprecedented move, SOMO and the Ministry of Oil-MoO disclosed recently detailed data on quantities and revenues of crude oil sold directly through "electronic […]