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Programme – Day Two

28 June 2019

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08:00

Welcome Coffee


09:00

Executive Debate: Spotlight on the Future Relationship between Kurdistan Region of Iraq & Federal Iraq Government


Speakers

Chaired by: Sir William Patey - Former UK Ambassador to Iraq - UK Embassy, Iraq
Chaired by: Sir William Patey
Former UK Ambassador to IraqUK Embassy, Iraq
Ian Thom - Research Director - Wood Mackenzie
Ian Thom
Research DirectorWood Mackenzie
Liam Yates - Middle East Analyst - Wood Mackenzie
Liam Yates
Middle East AnalystWood Mackenzie
Niamh McBurney - Senior Analyst - Verisk Maplecroft
Niamh McBurney
Senior AnalystVerisk Maplecroft
Ahmed Tabaqchali - Chief Investment Officer - AFC Iraq Fund
Ahmed Tabaqchali
Chief Investment OfficerAFC Iraq Fund

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Interactive debate for all delegates on how the oil and gas economics, domestic market priorities, and policy in Federal Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq may evolve and shape the industry.

The debate will cover possible scenarios for negotiations between KRG and Baghdad in terms of the oil and gas industry. It will highlight implications for assets, infrastructure, investment and partnerships. It will touch on what this may mean for laws and regulations to encourage partnerships to expedite growth in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 

Spotlight agenda:

Scope for energy cooperation between Federal Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq:

  • Oil transit through KRI to Ceyhan
  • Gas supply from KRI to Federal Iraq
  • Trade in refined products and power exchange

Compare and contrast Federal Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq upstream sectors:

  • Corporate landscape
  • Fiscal terms
  • Field characteristics (e.g. size, geology)
10:00

Session 5: Iraq’s Gas Strategy: Strengthening the Energy-Intensive Industries


Speakers

Chaired by: Sir William Patey - Former UK Ambassador to Iraq - UK Embassy, Iraq
Chaired by: Sir William Patey
Former UK Ambassador to IraqUK Embassy, Iraq
H.E. Thamir Ghadhban - Deputy Prime Minister for Energy & Minister of Oil - Federal Government of Iraq
H.E. Thamir Ghadhban
Deputy Prime Minister for Energy & Minister of OilFederal Government of Iraq
MP Haibat Hamad Abbas Al-Halboosi - Chairman of the Oil & Gas Committee - Federal Parliament of Iraq
MP Haibat Hamad Abbas Al-Halboosi
Chairman of the Oil & Gas CommitteeFederal Parliament of Iraq
Dr Jaafar Oklany - Commercial Director - Basrah Gas Company
Dr Jaafar Oklany
Commercial DirectorBasrah Gas Company
Mohammad E. Makkawi - Executive Director, Projects - Crescent Petroleum
Mohammad E. Makkawi
Executive Director, ProjectsCrescent Petroleum
MP Dr Beriwan Al-Khailany - Member of the Advisory Board, Ministry of Higher Education - Federal Government of Iraq
MP Dr Beriwan Al-Khailany
Member of the Advisory Board, Ministry of Higher EducationFederal Government of Iraq
Dr Leila Benali - Chief Economist, Energy Economics, Strategy and Sustainability - the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
Dr Leila Benali
Chief Economist, Energy Economics, Strategy and Sustainabilitythe Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
Dr Michael Knights - Head, Iraq/KRG Programme - Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dr Michael Knights
Head, Iraq/KRG ProgrammeWashington Institute for Near East Policy

  • Iraq’s vision on gas; reducing carbon intensity; empowering the economy and promoting job creation
  • Iraq’s goal of ending gas flaring; what are the new projects?
  • Iraq’s gas infrastructure requirements; what are the opportunities for international investment?
  • What’s Iraq’s projected domestic gas demand?
  • Iraq Baghdad-KRG cooperation; security and energy cooperation
  • What’s Iraq’s petrochemical plants and what’s the future across Iraq?
  • Could digital solutions play a role in developing more efficient gas production in Iraq?
  • Global gas markets, what shapes and drives the markets? Could Iraq’s gas play a role?
  • Spotlight on Nebras plant in Basra and the other plants in Iraq
11:30

Networking Coffee Break


Hosted by


12:00

Session 6: Iraq’s Energy Finance Outlook


Speakers

Chaired by: Ambassador Ramon Blecua - Ambassador / Head of Delegation - Delegation of the European Union to Iraq
Chaired by: Ambassador Ramon Blecua
Ambassador / Head of DelegationDelegation of the European Union to Iraq
Dr Dara Reshid - Deputy Minister - Ministry of Construction, Housing & General Municipalities, Federal Government of Iraq
Dr Dara Reshid
Deputy MinisterMinistry of Construction, Housing & General Municipalities, Federal Government of IraqVice PresidentREFAATO
Ahmed el-Gaili - Managing Partner - Vinson & Elkins LLP
Ahmed el-Gaili
Managing PartnerVinson & Elkins LLP
Neeraj Agrawal - CFO - Crescent Petroleum
Neeraj Agrawal
CFOCrescent Petroleum
Chris Grieve - Global Head of Consulting  - Wood Mackenzie
Chris Grieve
Global Head of Consulting Wood Mackenzie
Ian Thom - Research Director - Wood Mackenzie
Ian Thom
Research DirectorWood Mackenzie
Hussain Qaragholi - Head of Northern Gulf & Levant, Institutional & Treasury Coverage (CBC) - Deutsche Bank
Hussain Qaragholi
Head of Northern Gulf & Levant, Institutional & Treasury Coverage (CBC)Deutsche Bank

  • Where will the majors look to invest to maximize shareholder returns? Is Iraq on their radar?
  • The urgent need for investment and rebuilding confidence among investors
  • Promoting financial stability in Iraq and collaboration between Iraq’s government and global financial institutions
  • Shaping the regulatory and fiscal regimes considering capital market regulations and the creation of environment that supports the promotion of industry partnerships
  • Highlighting Iraq’s insurance policy: creating new oil and gas financial business models that accommodates the global regulations
13:30

Networking Lunch


Hosted by


14:45

Session 7: Iraq’s Electricity Sector: Reconstructing Iraq’s Power Infrastructure: the Role of the Industry Operators in Supporting Iraq’s Electricity Sector


Speakers

Chaired by: Clarisse Pasztory - Head of Office - EU Liaison Office Erbil, Delegation Iraq
Chaired by: Clarisse Pasztory
Head of OfficeEU Liaison Office Erbil, Delegation Iraq
HE Nafaa Abdulsada Ali Al-Hmidawi - Senior Deputy Minister - Ministry of Electricity, Federal Government of Iraq
HE Nafaa Abdulsada Ali Al-Hmidawi
Senior Deputy MinisterMinistry of Electricity, Federal Government of Iraq
MP Dr Jamal Al Mohammadawi - Member of the Oil & Gas Committee, Basra Representative - Federal Government of Iraq
MP Dr Jamal Al Mohammadawi
Member of the Oil & Gas Committee, Basra RepresentativeFederal Government of Iraq
Dr Khalid Al-Yaqoobi - Director General, President of Iraq Office - Iraq Presidency, Federal Government of Iraq
Dr Khalid Al-Yaqoobi
Director General, President of Iraq OfficeIraq Presidency, Federal Government of Iraq
Hama-Ameen Hasan Hawramany -  Adviser to the Minister - Ministry of Electricity, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
Hama-Ameen Hasan Hawramany
Adviser to the MinisterMinistry of Electricity, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
Mohammed Hashim - Senior Expert - Ministry of Electricity, Federal Government of Iraq
Mohammed Hashim
Senior ExpertMinistry of Electricity, Federal Government of Iraq
Mustafa Ansari - Senior Economist, Energy Economics, Strategy & Sustainability - the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
Mustafa Ansari
Senior Economist, Energy Economics, Strategy & Sustainabilitythe Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

  • Unlocking Iraq’s resources to overcome Iraq’s long terms electricity crisis
  • Empowering Iraq’s economic growth; the evolving role of gas to power
  • Policy makers role in managing Iraq’s different priorities and creating a policy between Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity and Ministry of Oil
  • Fuel supply for Iraq’s power plants
  • Plant upgrades and projects updates
  • Realizing the potential of the renewables energy resources in Iraq
  • The pivotal importance of stability in the Iraqi market to attract adequate investments in the power sector
  • The role of Iraq’s industry operators in supporting Iraq’s electricity sector
  • Understanding how the financial forces work in the electricity industry globally
  • Strengthening the resilience of Iraq’s critical infrastructure and maintaining the main facilities
16:00

Networking Coffee Break


Hosted by


16:30

Session 8: Optimistic Outlook for the Iraqi Oil & Gas Industry


Speakers

Chaired by: Ambassador Ramon Blecua - Ambassador / Head of Delegation - Delegation of the European Union to Iraq
Chaired by: Ambassador Ramon Blecua
Ambassador / Head of DelegationDelegation of the European Union to Iraq
H.E. Thamir Ghadhban - Deputy Prime Minister for Energy & Minister of Oil - Federal Government of Iraq
H.E. Thamir Ghadhban
Deputy Prime Minister for Energy & Minister of OilFederal Government of Iraq

  • Outstanding achievements across the value chain
  • Encouraging a stable investment climate for the benefit of Iraq
  • Strategy and focus on growth in the Iraqi oil and gas industry
17:00

End of the Iraq Petroleum Conference 2019


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