Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain Al Shahristani

Baghdad Warns ExxonMobil While a Deal With Erbil is Gathering Momentum

Shwan Zulal | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK
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It has been almost a year since super-major oil company ExxonMobil ventured into Iraq's Kurdistan Region. Despite Baghdad's harsh words against the company, it has suffered little punishment other than exclusion from the 4th bid round, in which it showed little interest anyway.

Publication of Kurdish PSCs and Baghdad use of Delaying Tactics

Shwan Zulal | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK
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Kurdistan region's bold oil and gas strategy has so far proved effective by attracting investors and upstream operators however; exporting the hydrocarbon and building up the much-needed infrastructure will require a fresh approach.

Kurdistan Region defy Baghdad & grants new oil contracts

Shwan Zulal | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK
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By: Shwan Zulal The Rush for Kurdish Oil and Gas has stepped up a notch this week. More options exercised and two other hydrocarbon deal done plus re...