Q&A: Bassim Mohammed Khudair, director general of the Iraqi Drilling Company

Iraq's state-run drilling company is adding new rigs and expanding its footprint.
Q&A: Bassim Mohammed Khudair, director general of the Iraqi Drilling Company
Iraqi Drilling Company Director General Bassim Mohammed Khudair in his Basra office on Dec. 28, 2018. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - As the director general of the state-run Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC), Bassim Mohammed Khudair plays an understated but key role in the country's oil sector.

Not only does the IDC deploy rigs to fields throughout the country, but, Khudair says, the company also has an impact beyond the wells it drills - by establishing low pricing benchmarks that help keep costs down among its international competitors.

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