We believe that reliable information, presented in the right way, can empower stakeholders to make smart decisions. Our large, on-the-ground network synthesizes solid facts and unbiased insight into high-impact analysis. Iraq Oil Report's mission is to deliver this information to enable this empowerment.

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The Team

Ben Lando | Editor-in-Chief

Ben Lando is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Iraq Oil Report, the best source for news, analysis and information from about Iraq. He built a network of local and international reporters and researchers to cover stories about Iraq's energy, politics and security. Ben has briefed public and private investor groups, diplomats and American and other political leaders about Iraq. Ben has reported from a dozen countries on energy, political and security issues, and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Time Magazine. He is currently also a Contributing Editor at Platts.

Ben Van Heuvelen | Managing Editor

Ben Van Heuvelen manages our editorial team, coordinating Iraq Oil Report's news coverage and reporting frequently from Iraq and the region. His reporting and analysis also frequently appears in the Washington Post and Foreign Policy. Ben has briefed investors, diplomats, and NGOs on Iraq's political and business environment. Prior to joining Iraq Oil Report, Ben was a research fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC., and the chief researcher for two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Steve Coll’s new book “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power”.

Jared Levy | Director of Custom Research

Jared Levy is the director of our Custom Research division. Splitting his time between Iraq and New York City, Jared oversees a team of data collectors and analysts that provide private sector clients with a range of subscription products and bespoke research services. Prior to joining Iraq Oil Report, Jared ran the Iraq operations of an emerging markets market research company, and provided a range of research services to Fortune 500 companies as an independent consultant focused on Iraq.

Patrick Osgood | Kurdistan Bureau Chief

Patrick Osgood has researched and reported on the Kurdistan region's energy industry and related security, economic and political issues full-time in-country since 2012. From our office in Erbil, he manages a network of reporters and information gatherers across the region. He previously reported on upstream oil and gas in the GCC countries, Iraq and North Africa from Dubai. Patrick is also a United Kingdom-qualified lawyer.


Our more than two dozen researchers and analysts located in every province of the country have years of experience in Iraq. They know and have built relationships with the decision makers and policy influencers in the country.