Q&A Ihsan Ismaael, Basra Oil Company director general

Ismaael talks about IOC and BOC oil production growth, projects to reduce gas flaring, and the status of crucial infrastructure development.
Q&A Ihsan Ismaael, Basra Oil Company director general
Ihsan Ismaael, the director general of the Basra Oil Company, at a March 5, 2018, press conference in Basra. (Source: Basra Oil Company media office)

ISTANBUL - As the director general of the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC), Ihsan Ismaael operates at the heart of Iraq's most important energy sector developments.

With the country racing to claim a bigger share of global oil markets, following OPEC's decision to relax production constraints, Basra fields have contributed overwhelmingly to recent production growth.

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