Political "chaos" and financial struggles aren't stopping the Kirkuk governor from courting BP and bolstering defenses against the IS group.
The most strategically important energy firm in Kurdistan, KAR manages the majority of the region's production and refining capacity, and its export pipeline.
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.
Undeterred by an impending OPEC production cut, Luiebi turns his attention toward modernizing the gas sector and building long-neglected infrastructure.
To raise output from its fields, the state-run North Oil Company needs to contend with a trifecta of security, financial, and political crises.
To get billions in international loans, Iraq needs to finesse a tricky financial challenge - cutting spending while also funding its military, government payroll, and oil investment.
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.
The newly confirmed minister is seeking a "quiet" environment for improving relationships with both international oil companies and the Kurdistan government.
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.
The commander of a Sunni tribal fighting force discusses the grinding campaign to drive IS out of villages between Makhmour and Mosul.
On the sidelines of an OPEC meeting, Nema talks about the steps Iraq is taking to overcome challenges and hit ambitious production targets.
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.