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SMi’s forthcoming “Iraq Oil and Gas II” conference comes at a time when the future of Iraq and its oil and gas industry is being discussed by the political and industrial analysts all over the world.

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this region and may already have taken steps to position your company to enter this market. As a busy professional, our event offers you an easy way to make sure you are aware of all the opportunities in this exciting region. We can also help you by using the experiences of our panel of speakers to identify potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. We would therefore like to invite you to register for SMi’s Iraq Oil and Gas conference.

Not only will you benefit from the intensive programme and the expertise of our speakers, but this conference also gives you the opportunity to network with other key players in the region and discuss mutually beneficial opportunities.

Iraq Oil and Gas II is organised and produced by SMi, we specialise in providing senior executives with timely, strategic and focused up to date information. SMi conferences are leading-edge business events offering delegates the opportunity to meet senior figures in the industry and seek their advice.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Philip Dawes

Philip Dawes, Senior Editor, MENA Petroleum Bulletin

9:10 IRAQ NEEDS PRO-ACTIVE, POSITIVE BRITISH ENGAGEMENT

Dr Burhan M. Al-Chalabi

Dr Burhan M. Al-Chalabi, Chairman, BMC Properties and Management Ltd

  • Economic sanctions are no longer UN related
  • The sanctions constitute violations of international law by the Security Council
  • No justification from the British side to continue with sanctions
  • Britain needs to accept the failure of its foreign policy towards Iraq
  • Dialogue is the option for creating a climate of trust and confidence
  • 9:40 THE UN-IRAQ DEADLOCK

    Francis Perrin

    Francis Perrin, Editor in Chief, Africa Energy Intelligence

  • Divisions inside the Security Council
  • Iraq’s huge oil potential
  • Power game in Bagdad
  • A vanishing embargo?
  • 10:20 OPEC, IRAQ AND THE OIL MARKET

    Manouchehr Takin

    Manouchehr Takin, Senior Petroleum Upstream Analyst, CGES Centre for Global Energy Studies

  • The oil market:supply-demand processes and public policies
  • OPEC’s role in the international oil market
  • Iraq and OPEC in the last decade
  • Market outlook and possible future production ceilings for OPEC
  • Foreign investors and future Iraqi production. Any constraints from OPEC ceilings?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 OIL BUSINESS IN IRAQ.

    Dzhevan Cheloyants and Victor V. Demidov

    Dzhevan Cheloyants and Victor V. Demidov, VP International Affairs and Deputy General Manager, Lukoil

  • Current opportunities and risks
  • Overview of Rumeila field
  • Analysis of the West Qurna field
  • Needs and opportunities in the market
  • Enhancement of equipment and rehabilitation of reserves
  • Future strategy
  • 12:00 PETROLEUM EXPLORATION – WESTERN DESERT, IRAQ

    D.R.Khattar

    D.R.Khattar, Senior Vice President, ONGC Videsh Ltd

  • Western desert – an unexplored exploration frontier
  • Tectonic framework and geological setup
  • Petroleum systems
  • Envisaged exploration plays
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 POTENTIALITIES OF IRAQ IN THE REGIONAL GAS TRADE : THE VIEWPOINT OF A GAS OPERATOR

    Philippe Cassagne

    Philippe Cassagne, Area Director Middle East, Gaz de France

  • Gas export potential of Iraq
  • Main surrounding markets
  • The Iraq to Turkey gas export project
  • Long term perspectives
  • 14:40 RECENT ADVANCES IN FORMATION DAMAGE ANALYSIS.

    Graham Robertson

    Graham Robertson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Corex

  • Formation damage-improving recovery in Iraqi in Iraqi fields
  • Financial implications of formation damage to Iraq
  • Optional imitations for exporting samples from Iraq
  • Geological/ Formation damage laboratory testing facilities and limitations in Iraq
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 IRAQ OPEC PRODUCTION POLICIES

    Dr. Cyril Widdershoven

    Dr. Cyril Widdershoven, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas North Africa Magazine

  • The role of Iraq as the OPEC member
  • Oil of Iraq in OPEC
  • Oil supply and demand data
  • The policy of Iraq as the OPEC member
  • 16:20 NON ARABIC VIEWS TOWARDS IRAQI OIL POLICY

    Dr Ali Ettefagh

    Dr Ali Ettefagh, Director, Ettefagh and Co.

  • Iran : rapprochement with a former foe and a competitor
  • Turkey : neighbour, customer, NATO partner, access to the Mediterranean and a key route for gas exports to Europe
  • Romania and Yugoslavia : lost trading partners, lost markets
  • China, India & Pakistan : future markets and likely joint venture partners
  • Non-Arab OPEC : Spare production potential and price concerns
  • Downstream alliances
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception/Gala Dinner

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Graham M. Robertson

    Graham M. Robertson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Corex

    9:10 THE PROSPECTS FOR OIL AND GAS CONTENT OF THE SOUTH-WEST PART OF IRAQ AND INTEGRATED RESERVOIR STUDY TECHNOLOGY

    Dr. Rais S. Khisamov

    Dr. Rais S. Khisamov, Deputy General Director, Tatneft

  • The status of the region geological exploration for oil and gas content
  • Problems of detailing of the prospects for oil and gas content of the profile
  • The geological model of the south-west area of Iraq
  • Assessment of the resource base of the area
  • Integrated reservoir study technology
  • 9:40 BEYOND SANCTIONS: THE REGIONAL AND GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES

    Prof. Riad A.Ajami Ph.D

    Prof. Riad A.Ajami Ph.D, Director, Center for Global Business Education and Research

  • Obsolescence of Economic Sanctions
  • Local and Regional Implications
  • Global Compliance
  • A World Beyond Sanctions
  • 10:20 ANALYSIS OF RELATIONS BETWEEN COUNTRIES OPERATING IN IRAQ.

    Dr. Uzeyir Garih

    Dr. Uzeyir Garih, President, Alarko Group

  • The Turkish energy market
  • Supply and demand
  • Natural gas pipelines
  • Alarko strategy and targets
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDEPENDANTS AND JUNIOR OIL AND GAS COMPANIES TO INVEST IN IRAQ

    David Horgan

    David Horgan, Managing Director, Petrel Resources

  • Exploration acreage in the western desert
  • Negotiating contractual terms
  • How to approach political pressure and the embargo
  • Dos and don’ts
  • 12:00 STRUCTURAL STYLES AND THE NATURE OF HYDROCARBON ENTRAPMENT IN IRAQ

    Mohammad Al-Gailani

    Mohammad Al-Gailani, Managing Director, GeoDesign

  • Comparison of structural styles obtained from seismic Palaeozoic, Triassic, Jurassic, Lower Cretaceous and Miocene reflectors
  • Along three sections (one central and two southern) from the Iranian border to the Jordanian and Saudi borders
  • Shown evidence of deep-seated features probably caused by deep basement highs
  • These were responsible for the development of the Anticlinal structures for hydrocarbon entrapments
  • Anticlinal structures were preserved throughout the sequence
  • With evidence of shifted trends caused by later tectonic movements.
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL OF THE WESTERN DESERT OF IRAQ

    Dr Muhammad W. Ibrahim

    Dr Muhammad W. Ibrahim, Patroleum Geologist, Target Exploration

  • Exploration history of Western Iraq
  • Source reservoir and Cap rocks
  • Main hydrocarbon plays
  • Hydrocarbon prospectivity
  • 14:40 PETROLEUM GEOLOGY & HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION FROM SPACE

    Dr. Martin Insley

    Dr. Martin Insley, Senior Geologist, NRSC Ltd Exploration Services

  • Overview of regional geological structure of Iraq
  • Application of new remotely sensed data sets to exploration in Iraq
  • Country screening using remotely sensed data
  • Onshore seep mapping
  • Development of a GIS data base for Iraq
  • Geology of exposed hydrocarbon traps and exploration leads
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SUCCESS IN DOING BUSINESS IN IRAQ

    Sami D. El-Falahi

    Sami D. El-Falahi, Barrister and International Legal Consultant, International Law Chambers

  • Brief historical developments

    Types and developments of oil contracts & agreements

  • The rise of national oil companies

    Settlement of disputes: international / local.

  • The role of local courts
  • Enforcement of obligations under oil agreements
  • Force Majeure & Act of God
  • Iraqi legislation and the oil company.
  • 16:20 DEVELOPING RISK MODELS

    Dr Charles Bradley

    Dr Charles Bradley, Managing Director, DBA Risk Management

  • Role that risk analysis plays in oil and gas developments
  • Utilising the models available
  • Applying the models to Iraqi oil and gas development
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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