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Erbil O&G Training Course Delivered by WBC

WBC was back in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in February.  An Erbil O&G training course was delivered by Angus Warren.  WBC’s acclaimed Mini MBA in Oil & Gas was presented to a group that included participants from TAQA, Gulf Keystone, Petoil, Genel and the Ministry of Natural Resources. [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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Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Land of Opportunity

With over 50B barrels of oil and gas (according to the U.S. Geological Society), under explored acreage and a success rate of over 70%, it is no wonder that the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is attracting oil and gas investor interest.  Indeed the region has less than 2% of all wells drilled in the North Sea.

Add in attractive production sharing contracts and a reasonably low cost environment and the investment case seems compelling.  Companies such as Afren, Maersk, Repsol, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Petroceltic and Chevron have joined long timers in the region such as DNO, Genel Energy, Gulf Keystone and Western Zagros, and the case for further regional consolidation seems strong.

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