Q&A: Senior Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

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: 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)

Iraq's oil production and exports remain at record pace, but the Oil Ministry has its hands full to maintain that.Key to these efforts is Fayadh Nema, the long-serving deputy oil minister.In a recent telephone interview, Nema discussed progress on doubling production from one oil field contracted to an international oil company (IOC), and what's needed to replicate success on the other projects despite the low oil price.Another solution is to simply sell more of the oil that Iraq is ...

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