Tag Archives | Ahmed Mousa Jiyad

Analysis: Ending the ExxonMobil Presence at West Qurna 1

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ending ExxonMobil Presence in WQ1 Oilfield Legal-Contractual Discussion with Economic-Financial Analysis Information indicates that the Iraqi Ministry of Oil (MoO) proposed to acquire (buy) ExxonMobil's participation interest (PI) in the West Qurna […]

Debating the Iraq-Jordan Oil Pipeline

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A confused and confusing decision by the Council of Ministers-CoM followed by an imprecise statement from the Ministry of Oil-MoO regarding Iraq-Jordan/ Basra-Aqaba Oil Pipeline-BAOP project had ignited a new wave of […]

Iraq Petroleum Sector Chronicle, Volume 2 - 2011

Iraq Business News Expert Blogger, Ahmed Mousa Jiyad, has completed the second volume of his chronicle of the Iraqi oil industry, this time covering 2011. The first volume, published in October 2021, covers the development in the upstream petroleum in Iraq prior to 2011 and has a subtitle "Grand Opening for Big Push Strategy". The […]

Ahmed Mousa Jiyad: Nullification of KRG Oil Contracts

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. KRG' Contracts, Laws and Oil Exports are Unconstitutional and Nullified, Federal Supreme Court Decides Federal Supreme Court-FSC in Iraq issued, after ten years of debate and deliberate procrastination tactics, a long-waited constitutional […]

Jiyad: Iraq's Oil Licensing Rounds, Ten Years On

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Oil Licenses Rounds - Views of the Architect and the Technocrat, Ten Years On Petroleum licensing rounds, 2009-2010, are the most significant and impacting development that took place in post 2003 […]

Jiyad: IEITI Annual Reports Continue, but Changes are Needed

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. IEITI Annual Reports Continue but Changes in Form, Quality and Substance are Crucial and Needed Iraq Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (IEITI) issued its 2018 annual report and, currently, is processing its combined […]

Iraq Oil Revenue Forecasting Model -- A Critical Assessment

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Revenue Forecasting Model -- A Critical Assessment INTRODUCTION This review was prepared upon request from known international organization (XXX) regarding two documents prepared by a consultant (CCC) on Iraq Revenue Forecasting […]

Iraq Petroleum Sector Chronicle

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi economy structure is lopsided with heavy dependency on export of natural raw material, i.e., crude oil. The modest unbalanced growth that was accumulated by the end of 1970s began eroding […]

Analyzing and Understanding Petroleum Fiscal Systems

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. ORCID identifier is: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0946-9898 Upstream petroleum (Oil, Gas and Condensates) sector occupies very critical position and, accordingly, has influential impacts on the national economies of Iraq, some Middle East and North America- […]

The Demise of ExxonMobil in the Iraqi Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Demise of ExxonMobil in the Iraqi Petroleum Sector A recent announcement by the Ministry of Oil (MoO) confirms months of speculation regarding ExxonMobil exiting one of the world's super-giant oilfields, i.e. […]