Interviews

SOMO Director General Falah Alamri at the SOMO headquarters in Baghdad on Oct. 24, 2016. BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report

Q&A: Falah Alamri, director general of SOMO

Iraq's top oil salesman discusses the future of Basra Heavy, the choices necessary to implement the OPEC quota deal, and making more money on Kirkuk oil sales.

Q&A: Senior Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema speaks with reporters on the sidelines of an OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2, 2016. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

The second most senior Iraqi oil official talks about plans to keep up production during a financial squeeze, and the terms for delivering crude to a Kurdish refinery, Ceyhan and Iran.

Q&A: Oil Minister Jabbar Allibi

Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Allibi. (Source: Ministry of Oil)

The newly confirmed minister is seeking a "quiet" environment for improving relationships with both international oil companies and the Kurdistan government.

Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Hamid Younis Salih

Younis Nema GE signing

The deputy minister for gas affairs discusses Iraq's rising LPG and condensates exports, as well as the future of major projects currently stalled by security problems.

Q&A: Sheikh Sudad Sakhar Salman al-Luhebi

Luheibi REBIN

The commander of a Sunni tribal fighting force discusses the grinding campaign to drive IS out of villages between Makhmour and Mosul.

Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema speaks with reporters on the sidelines of an OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2, 2016. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

On the sidelines of an OPEC meeting, Nema talks about the steps Iraq is taking to overcome challenges and hit ambitious production targets.

Q&A: Mohammed Sahib al-Daraji, Minister of Industry and Minerals

Mohammed al-Daraji

Using public-private partnerships - such as new petrochemicals projects with IOCs - Daraji hopes to ease the government out of industries where state-owned companies are losing money.

Q&A: Senior Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

Fayadh Nema GE signing

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: Iraqi Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool

Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, Iraqi army spokesman for the Joint Military Command, announcing the capture of ex-Saddam Hussein official Abdel Baqi al-Sadun during a press conference in Baghdad on June 28, 2015.(Karim Kadim/Associated Press)

Iraq’s spokesman for the Joint Military Command taking on IS discusses the grueling siege of Fallujah, and the progress of operations in Anbar province.


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