Iraq Petroleum 2018

The Annual Strategic Meeting for Iraq's Oil & Gas Industry

Dates: 27-28 February 2018
Berlin, Germany

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CWC Group is pleased to announce Iraq’s most established industry meeting will be moving to Berlin, Germany for its twelfth edition in 2018. Proud to work year-on-year with the Federal Government of Iraq and with the Ministry of Oil, the Conference is renowned for gathering the country’s senior Government Representatives alongside key industry stakeholders to drive the strategy for the year ahead in one of the world’s most important oil and gas markets. Join us in Berlin to meet with the leaders of Iraq’s energy sector and discuss the new strategies to drive forward its energy industry.

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2017 Conference Highlights


  1. Dr Falah Alamri, Director General Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) representing the Ministry of Oil and updating attendees on the impact of World Oil Production Balance & Prices on Iraq.
  2. The Operators Session, including presentations from:
    • Zaid Elyaseri, BP: Rumaila Case Study Adapting to Current Conditions
    • Gati Al Jebouri, LUKOIL: Export Expansion Project & Annoucement of Block 10 Discovery
    • Loris Tealdi, eni: Zubair Performance Improvements, 8 wells in 2017 so far
    • Mark Wharton, Shell: Midstream Flagship is Basra Gas Co. & working with local people
    • Amjad Barzandji, OilSERV: Future Generation Talent Programme
  3. Crude Oil Pricing and Trading debate with Alessandro Liberati, Head of Trading, BB Energy Trading Ltd. and Dr Falah Alamri, SOMO
  4. Dr Jaafar Oklany, Commercial Director, Basra Gas Company: “Iraq’s pioneering high profile Joint Venture between South Gas Company (51%), Shell (44%) and Mitsubishi (5%) Gas hub in Southern Iraq: transforming raw gas produced and flared by upstream field operators into valuable dry gas, LPG and condensate for Iraq”
  5. Infrastructure Development Projects Session presentations outlining what is needed for development and strongly focused on Gas development
  6. Interesting debate part of the Gas Projects Session on whether to export gas or use for internal consumption with speakers outlining the huge potential of gas in the country. ust investments towards Iraq’s energy sector.
  7. The Innovative Financing Solutions sessions with Deutsche Bank, Vinson & Elkins and AFC Iraq highlighting the roads to success and providing recent examples of project financing in Iraq including MDF Fund for medium projects.
  8. Iraq’s Power Sector presentations from Ministry of Electricity looking at the current challenges, future plans and the role of renewables.
  9. Kumiko Uchida, Senior Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) contribution to Iraq: 1.5 Billion US Dollars for (Electricity, Water, Health & Education)
  10. Securing Iraq’s Critical Infrastructure chaired by Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey, addressed current and future pathways to improving security as it remains crucial to future growth and catalyst for economic development.
  11. Fantastic networking opportunities at the Conference included the Shell Sponsored Lunch and the Evening Gala Dinner at the majestic Two Temple Place.

With Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

  • Chevron

Gold Sponsor

  • 001. Shell

Associate Sponsors

  • 001 Total
  • Gazprom Neft
  • RSK
  • Pilot
  • GardaWorld
  • Vinson & Elkins

Airline Partner

  • Al Burhan

2017 Distinguished Speakers Include:

H.E. Dr Salih Husain Ali - Ambassador  - Embassy of the Republic of Iraq London, Federal Government of Iraq, London, UKH.E. Dr Salih Husain AliAmbassador Embassy of the Republic of Iraq London, Federal Government of Iraq, London, UK
Ambassador Frank Baker OBE - Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iraq - British Embassy, IraqAmbassador Frank Baker OBEHer Majesty’s Ambassador to IraqBritish Embassy, Iraq
H.E. Thamir Ghadhban - Former Oil Minister & Advisor to Iraq’s PM - Federal Government of IraqH.E. Thamir GhadhbanFormer Oil Minister & Advisor to Iraq’s PMFederal Government of Iraq
Dr Falah Jassim Alamri - Director General of SOMO - Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of IraqDr Falah Jassim AlamriDirector General of SOMOMinistry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey - Former Senior American Diplomat  - Middle East, Turkey, Germany & the BalkansAmbassador James Franklin JeffreyFormer Senior American Diplomat Middle East, Turkey, Germany & the Balkans
Zaid Elyaseri - Country Manager - BP Iraq Zaid ElyaseriCountry ManagerBP Iraq
Gati Saadi Al-Jebouri - Vice President - PJSC LUKOILGati Saadi Al-JebouriVice PresidentPJSC LUKOILHead of Middle East UpstreamLUKOIL
Loris Tealdi - Managing Director - eni Iraq b.v.Loris TealdiManaging Directoreni Iraq b.v.

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