London, UK8 - 10 June 2015

Iraq Petroleum Programme Day One

Conference Day 1: Tuesday 9 June


07:45  -  09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00  -  09:10

Opening of the Conference


  • Dr Alirio ParraVenezuela’s Former Minister of Energy & CWC Board MemberCWC Group Ltd
09:10  -  11:15

Session 1: Ministerial Keynote Session


11:15  -  11:45

Networking Coffee Break

11:45  -  13:15

Session 2: Current Outlook of the Oil & Gas Industry in Iraq


  • Exploring Iraq’s role as a major oil and gas player 
  • Overview of the possible legislation reforms 
  • International oil companies operating in Iraq overview in key oil clusters in Basra, Maysan and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq 
  • How are the oil prices likely to be affected by demand towards the end of 2015
  • Future regional cooperation on developing the Iraqi oil and gas industry
  • Outlook of oil and gas exports from Kurdistan and the federal Iraq outlets
  • Kurdistan’s current outlook : short and medium term

Questions & Answers

13:15  -  14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30  -  16:00

Session 3: Iraq’s Operators: Enhancing the Upstream Development & the Costs


  • Iraq’s operators strategies to maximize efficiency 
  • What are the next steps for the hydrocarbon sector in Iraq
  • Changes reforming the domestic energy demand and subsidies 
  • Development costs and oil prices 
  • Operating in an environment of uncertain oil prices 
  • Iraq’s crude types: the processing facilities and developing the domestic supply chain 
  • Iraq and Kurdistan pipelines projects infrastructure updates 
  • Outlook of the security framework for the oil and gas industry

Questions & Answers

16:00  -  16:30

Networking Coffee Break

16:30  -  17:30

Session 4: Iraq’s Oil & Gas Finance; Promoting the Growth of the Industry’s Supply Chain


  • Dr Falah Jassim AlamriDirector General of SOMOMinistry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
  • Nisar TalabanySenior Advisor to the Prime Minister, Council of MinistersKurdistan Regional Government
  • Hussain QaragholiIraq Country Head, Senior Originator CEEMEA, Capital Markets & Treasury SolutionsDeutsche Bank
  • Eng Baydaq Al JazaeriChairman & Chief Executive OfficerAl Jazaeri Group of Companies.
  • Rebwar BerzinjiFounder & PresidentPericles Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Raising capital for oil and gas projects and the challenges 
  • Prolonged periods of lower oil prices and Iraq’s budget gaps for 2015 
  • Diversifying funding and optimizing efficiency in an environment of low oil prices 
  • Southern provinces petro dollar criteria and allocation updates 
  • World’s financial oil trading; crude oil markets and the range of contracts, tools and techniques available to traders
  • Could Iraq be turned to an oil trading hub in the Middle East?
  • Iraq’s crude oil and refined products pricing 
  • Kurdistan region perspective: financing oil projects

Questions & Answers


End of the Conference Day 1


Networking Gala Dinner Hosted by Shell