Q&A: NOC chief Farid al-Jadir

To raise output from its fields, the state-run North Oil Company needs to contend with a trifecta of security, financial, and political crises.
Q&A: NOC chief Farid al-Jadir
North Oil Company Director General Farid al-Jadir (right) during an Oct. 23 briefing at the Oil Ministry with energy reporters. BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report

BAGHDAD - With the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group on its heels, the state-run North Oil Company (NOC) can realistically begin planning for the future of its fields.

It won't be easy. The NOC, whose remit includes Iraq's first commercially viable fields, continues to suffer from decade after decade of war, under-investment, and territorial disputes.

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