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Fundamentals of Oil Markets Course Held for KAPSARC in Riyadh

The Fundamentals of Oil Markets was delivered for KAPSARC in Riyadh in September, in a course organised by International Business House*.  The course was held at the world class campus of KAPSARC and WBC’s Angus Warren delivered the 3 day programme to 12 KAPSARC employees.  The group was diverse with participants from Saudi, Jordan, India, Russia and the U.S.  and from a variety of functions including research, editorial, gas, oil, energy efficiency and environmental studies. [Read more…]

NOC Assembly June 2017: Feedback

WBC’s Jon Green and Angus Warren attended this year’s NOC Assembly, hosted by The Oil & Gas Council, in Paris on Monday.  The event was well attended, mostly by African NOCs and Ministries given the follow-on Africa Assembly the next day.  It was good to see old colleagues and to meet new. [Read more…]

Opportunities & Risks in Iran

Is Iran back in the international oil business? It certainly looks like it, but what are the opportunities and risks for the IOCs and various services supporting the industry? Our guest contributor, Steve Macvicar, editor of Eurasian Business Briefing, takes a brief look at what’s going on in and around the Persian Gulf.

Ever since it became clear late last year that the world powers were ready to relieve Iran of its economic sanctions, a steady stream of high-ranking multinational executives has quietly been trickling into Tehran, intent on re-establishing old ties and forging new ones.

High ranking representatives from the oil industry have been at the front of the queue, including delegations from BP, Shell, Eni, Lukoil and Total, as well as from major contractors to the sector such as Saipem and Mitsui. Iran is back in business, and it seems everyone wants a piece of the action. [Read more…]

Oil and Gas Training in Erbil – January

We welcomed delegates from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to our Mini MBA in Oil and Gas in Erbil in January. Angus Warren, Managing Director of Warren Business Consulting, delivered the long-established course, returning to Erbil for the 3rd time since 2013. As always, the course was highly interactive.  [Read more…]

Oil and Gas Training Course in Istanbul – November

Delegates from Turkey and Norway gathered for the 5 Day MBA in Oil and Gas in Istanbul at the Movenpick Istanbul Hotel in November. This unigue training course has been delivered around the world for many years and had its first outing in Istanbul in 2012. It was delivered by Angus Warren. [Read more…]

O&G Training in Sulaymaniyah

Staff of Genel Energy and WesternZagros took part in the “The Fundamentals of the Oil and Gas Industry” training course in Sulaymaniyah at the beginning of May. Warren Business Consulting’s Angus Warren presented the programme to introduce company professionals to the oil and gas industry and thus allow them to be more effective in their roles. [Read more…]

Training for Energy Logistics and Kelkan Contracting in Sulaymaniyah

Staff of Energy Logistics and Kelkan Contracting took part in the “Bidding to Win” training course in Sulaymaniyah at the end of February.  Warren Business Consulting’s associate Alain Desiderato presented the established sales methodology which is applicable throughout the sales cycle, from lead identification to bidding and negotiation. [Read more…]

Energy Logistics Iraq Selects WBC Training Programme

Energy Logistics and Kelkan Contracting of the Kurdistand Region of Iraq, have selected Warren Business Consulting to provide a 3 day training programme.  “Bidding to Win”, will be delivered by Warren Business Consulting associate Alain Desiderato in Sulaymaniyah in late February. [Read more…]

Oil and Gas Training in Erbil: First WBC Courses

Participants from Hess, WesternZagros, Genel and MNR took part in two programmes in Erbil during October and November.

WBC ran the ever popoular “Mini MBA in Oil and Gas” and the “Essentials of Oil and Gas Commercial Contracts and Negotiations” for the first time in Iraq.  The programmes were held at the Dedeman Hotel in central Erbil. [Read more…]

Oil, Power and Democracy in Iraq: Can They Be Reconciled?

The following article was written by Keith Myers* of Richmond Energy Partners and was first published on the Revenue Watch Institute website on 9th May 2012.

Can the Iraqi parliament overcome sectarian rivalries and fears to fulfill its role as a legislative and oversight body? Having led a series of workshops with members of parliament over the past nine months, there are glimmers of hope, but it is hard to be anything other than pessimistic.

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