Interviews

Fayadh Nema GE signing

Q&A: Senior Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

After taking over day-to-day leadership of the Oil Ministry in the wake of an ongoing political crisis, Fayadh Nema discusses the path ahead for Iraq's oil sector.

Q&A: Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S.

Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S., speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC on April 23, 2014. (Photo credit: CSIS)

Iraq's envoy to Washington discusses the scope of destruction wrought by IS militants, the resources needed to respond, and what comes next in the war.

Q&A: South Gas Company chief Ali Khudair

Ali Khudair, the chairman of the Basra Gas Company and general manager of South Gas Company, stands in his office in Basra. (BEN VAN HEUVELEN/Iraq Oil Report/Metrography)

The head of Iraq’s anti-flaring efforts discusses progress – and delays – on the long road to capitalizing on the country's natural gas wealth.

Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi – Part 2

Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi (L) meets with Kurdistan Prime Minister  Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil on Nov. 13, 2014. (STRINGER/Reuters)

Iraq's oil minister discusses budget negotiations and the dispute with the KRG over oil fields, exports and revenues.

Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi – Part 1

Iraqi OIl Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi arrives ahead of the 168th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (LISI NIESNER/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Iraq's oil minister discusses increasing production despite a fiscal squeeze, measures to keep IOCs whole, the Basra Gas Company and Zubair projects, and more.

Q&A: SOMO’s Falah Alamri

Iraq's Falah Alamri, Governor for OPEC,

The head of Iraq's oil marketing authority touts the market's embrace of the new Basra Heavy crude blend, which will account for most of the country's upcoming export growth.

Q&A: Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim

IRAQ-UNREST

Positioned between Baghdad and the KRG, Karim explains how he is negotiating to squeeze badly needed resources from both sides.

Q&A: PKK spokesperson Zagros Hiwa

PKK spokesperson Zagros Hiwa stands in a cemetery of hundreds of PKK fighters in the Qandil mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan on Nov. 6, 2014. (DANIEL W. SMITH/Iraq Oil Report)

The PKK does not intend to make further attacks on the pipeline carrying oil from Iraq to Turkey's Ceyhan port, though other Turkish infrastructure remains in the crosshairs.

Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

Adil Abd al-Mahdi OPEC 6-2015

On the sidelines of OPEC meetings, Abd al-Mahdi discusses Iraq's record exports, oil company payments, the relationship with Kurdistan, and new projects on the horizon.


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