Oil bid debrief

A week later, thoughts on the oil bidding round and what comes next for Iraq’s oil sector.

Iraq’s auction of six oil and two gas fields June 30 left players and observers alike with more questions than answers, and plenty of fodder for Iraq’s oil politics.

In the week since, Iraq Oil Report attempted to step back from the basic thumbs up/thumbs down judgment. We picked brains of knowledgeable Iraq hands, guaranteeing them anonymity to ensure candid reflection. The result is a series of interconnected variables, which we present to you:

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