SOC DG named one of four deputy ministers

Dhia Jaffar promoted as ministry names deputies for production, refining, gas and distribution.
Officials from the Iraqi government and BP sign a newly amended contract for the development of the Rumaila oil field on Sept. 4, 2014. From left to right: Falah al-Amri, the director general of SOMO; Marc Hornbrook, the General Manager of the Rumaila project for BP; Dhia Jaffar, the director general of SOC; Thamer Ghadhban, advisor to the prime minister; and Bob Dudley, the CEO of BP. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report/Metrography)
SOC Director General Dhia Jaffar, center, with Iraqi and BP officials at a Sept. 4, 2014 signing ceremony for an amendment of the Rumaila contract. Jaffar has been nominated as a new deputy oil minister for refineries. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - The head of the South Oil Company (SOC), Dhia Jaffar, has been named deputy oil minister for refining, one of four new deputy minister nominees.

It is the first restructuring of the ministry since Adil Abd al-Mahdi took over as minister last September.

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