Tag Archives | Thamir Al Ghadhban

Iraq Sees Return to Oil Growth

By John Lee. Thamir Ghadhban (pictured), chairman of the advisory commission to Iraq's Council of Ministers, has said that he expects a robust return to growth next year as foreign companies push output from the southern oilfields to new records. Output is expected to rise by at least 500,000 barrels per day to an average […]

Iraq's New $6-trillion Energy Strategy

By John Lee. Iraq unveiled a new energy strategy on Wednesday that aims to raise $6 trillion from oil and gas sales by 2030 and massively increase local power generation, reports AFP. The Integrated National Energy Strategy (INES) would see Iraq invest $620 billion in the sector over nearly 20 years. Thamir Ghadhban (pictured), former […]

Iraq's Ghadhban Fails to Win OPEC Sec Gen Position

By John Lee. OPEC ministers have failed to agree on a new secretary general and have asked Abdalla el-Badri to stay in the post for another year. Four countries had been competing for the job -- Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and Ecuador -- but Ecuador’s candidate, oil minister Wilson Pastor-Morris, announced last week that he […]

His Excellency Thamir Al Ghadhban on the Future of Iraq’s Oil and Gas Sector

Interview with the Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister, and Former Oil Minister, His Excellency Thamir Al Ghadhban. Reproduced with permission from The Energy Exchange, whose Iraq Future Energy 2010 conference runs from 27-28 September 2010 at the Point Hotel Barbaros, Istanbul, Turkey. With over 35 years direct and hands on experience […]