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Safeguarding Financial Stability & Developing a Modern Economy

Safeguarding Financial Stability & Developing a Modern Economy

H.E. Nechirvan Barzani, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, on his vision to achieve economic stability and sustainable growth in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
07 Jun 2016

Off the Bottom, Emerging Stronger

Off the Bottom, Emerging Stronger

The rapid plunge in oil prices shocked policy makers around the globe, and the emerging energy market of Kurdistan was not immune.

Kurdistan Region
23 May 2016

The Future Economic Challenges of Kurdistan

The Future Economic Challenges of Kurdistan

The majority of people in the Kurdistan Region are financially dependent on the government, which is itself dependent on oil income. Like many oil-based economies, the region’s economic booms and busts...

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Identifying Global Beacons for Private Sector Reform

Identifying Global Beacons for Private Sector Reform

By Dave van Zoonen
The vulnerability of Kurdistan’s economy to volatility in the international markets was painfully revealed by last year’s fall in oil prices.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Kurdistan Energy Update

Kurdistan Energy Update

In the latest sign that Kurdish oil has established a foothold in the international market, November marked the third consecutive month of payments to firms exporting crude through the Ceyhan pipeline.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Procurement Procedures in the Kurdistan Region

Procurement Procedures in the Kurdistan Region

The Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the International Oil Companies (IOC) regulate almost all aspects of the companies’ operations in Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Social Security Exemptions for Oil Companies

Social Security Exemptions for Oil Companies

Social security exemptions for oil companies operating in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, writes Alain M. Hannouche.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Sustainable Growth in Kurdistan’s Energy Industry

Sustainable Growth in Kurdistan’s Energy Industry

The oil and gas industry’s potential and challenges in the Kurdistan Region, writes Shwan Zulal, Carduchi Consulting Director.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Aiming at self-suffiency

Aiming at self-suffiency

Djibouti’s strategy for 2020 focuses on developing the geothermal sector by using its own resources and reducing the country’s dependency on imported fossil fuels.

Djibouti
13 Apr 2015

Production & Monetization

Production & Monetization

From the accomplishments and challenges of 2014 to the upward trajectory of 2015, Kurdistan remains a choice destination for energy sector investors.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Kurdistan Energy Update

Kurdistan Energy Update

2015 brings new challenges but promises to be the best year yet for Kurdistan's energy sector.

Kurdistan Region
24 Feb 2015

Registering an Oil Services Company in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Registering an Oil Services Company in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

How to register an oil services company in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Forging Ahead

Forging Ahead

In spite of the recent political upheaval in Iraq, 2014 has been a year of growth for oil and gas production in Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Kurdistan Energy Update

Kurdistan Energy Update

Shwan Zulal shares his insight on the recent events and their impact on the oil and gas industry.

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2014

Confidence Remains High

Confidence Remains High

Shwan Zulal shares his insight on the recent events and their impact on the oil and gas industry.

Kurdistan Region
09 Sep 2014

Turkish Policies Empower the KRG’s Independent hydrocarbon Exports

Turkish Policies Empower the KRG’s Independent hydrocarbon Exports

Turkey’s recent decision to award the Turkish group Siyah Kalem a license to import gas from the Kurdistan Region increases pressure on Baghdad to allow the KRG the right to export its own oil and gas...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013

Bold Results

Bold Results

Blessed with abundant reserves, a prudent vision for resource development, and access to lucrative markets, Kurdistan emerges as the last onshore oil bonanza in the world.

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013

Reshaping Kurdistan’s Regional and Global Footprint: Energy

Reshaping Kurdistan’s Regional and Global Footprint: Energy

New oil and gas discoveries coupled with massive investment in the Region’s power sector have guaranteed that Kurdistan will maintain its position as a developing contributor to the global energy industry...

Kurdistan Region
07 Oct 2013

Major Plans

Baz Karim, President & CEO, KAR Group

IIG talks to Baz Karim about KAR Group's ambitious future plans in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
26 May 2016 - Erbil

Source of Inspiration

Donnie MacDonald, President & Country Manager, Chevron Iraq

IIG talks to Donnie MacDonald about recent developments at Chevron's Qara Dagh, Sarta, and Rovi blocks, and the trends in Kurdistan's oil and gas industry.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015 - Erbil

Energizing Kurdistan

Baz Karim, President & CEO, KAR Group

IIG talks to Baz Karim about KAR's Erbil Refinery and the Group's ambitious future plans in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015 - Erbil

Harnessing Kurdistan’s Human Potential

Ian McIntosh, Consultant, Ministry of Natural Resources

Ian McIntosh talks to IIG about the MNR’s plans to develop technical and vocational skills that will allow the Kurdish workforce to take on a bigger...

Kurdistan Region
26 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Changing Dynamics

Bilal Wahab, Assistant Professor, AUIS

Bilal Wahab provides IIG exclusive analysis into the changing dynamics in Kurdistan’s energy sector and regional geopolitics, and argues for further...

Kurdistan Region
24 Aug 2014 - Erbil

Shifting to Production

Majdi Ahmad, Managing Director, Kalegran

Majdi Ahmad provides IIG with exclusive insight into Kalegran’s ambitious development of the Akri-Bijeel Block, and shares his optimism regarding the...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

Global Ambitions

Alexander Dodds, E&P Executive Vice President, MOL Group

Alexander Dodds discusses the ways in which the Kurdistan Region adds value to MOL Group’s portfolio, and discusses MOL Group’s strategy going forward...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Erbil

First Mover

Saad Hasan, CEO, Qaiwan Group

Saad Hasan provides IIG with exclusive insight into the Qaiwan Group’s strategy, as well as its latest projects and developments.

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014 - Slemani

High-level of Expertise

Dr. Adel Chaouch, President and General Manager, Kurdistan Development Venture, Marathon Oil

Dr. Adel Chaouch discusses the similarities and differences between oil and gas exploration in the Kurdistan Region and the other countries in which Marathon...

Kurdistan Region
06 Aug 2013 - Erbil

Sustainable Model

Leo Koot, Managing Director, TAQA Iraq

Leo Koot explains TAQA’s decision to pursue opportunities in the Kurdistan Region, the company’s expectations for exploration and production activities,...

Kurdistan Region
04 Jul 2013 - Erbil

The Dramatic Growth of Gulf Keystone in the Kurdistan Region

Umur Eminkahyagil, Country Manager, Gulf Keystone Petroleum

Gulf Keystone has played a significant role in developing the energy industry of the Kurdistan Region. With the abundant oil and gas reserves located in...

Kurdistan Region
03 Jul 2013 - Erbil

Planning for the Future

Bill Jack, General Manager, Western Zagros

Bill Jack discusses the major developments in the Garmian Block, the production goals and targets of Western Zagros, the effort that has gone into developing...

Kurdistan Region
03 Jul 2013 - Erbil

An Ideal Destination

Donnie MacDonald, President & Country Manager, Chevron Iraq

Donnie MacDonald explains Chevron’s initial decision to pursue opportunities in Kurdistan, the challenges and benefits of operating in the Region, and...

Kurdistan Region
30 Jun 2013 - Erbil

Rising Star in the Global Oil & Gas Industry

Dr. Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural Resources, KRG

Dr. Ashti Hawrami provides IIG with exclusive insight into the recent achievements, developments, and policies relating to the Kurdistan Region’s oil...

Kurdistan Region
16 May 2013 - Erbil

Decades of Experience

Abdul Nezir, Executive Board Member, UB Holding

Abdul Nezir discusses the role UB Holding and its subsidiaries, specifically Legacy Construction, Ahram Food Factory, Burak Logistics, and Iraq Oil, have...

Kurdistan Region
15 May 2013 - Erbil

The Expert

Shwan Zulal, Energy and Risk Consultant, Head of Kurdistan Connect

Shwan Zulal gives his take on expanding bilateral trade between the Kurdistan Region and Turkey, American policy regarding Erbil-Baghdad relations, and...

Kurdistan Region
25 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Developing Local Knowhow

Sheikh Baz Karim, Chief Executive and President, Kar Group

Sheikh Baz Karim discusses the evolution of the oil and gas sector from Kar Group’s perspective, the company’s plans to increase natural gas production,...

Kurdistan Region
22 Apr 2013 - Erbil

Fierce Competition

Erdal Ahiska, Regional Manager, Petoil

IIG talks to Erdal Ahiska about Petoil’s history in the Kurdistan region, the evolution of the oil and gas sector, and the company’s plans for future...

Kurdistan Region
20 Feb 2013 - Erbil