Distinguished Key Speakers for Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Confirmed

Top Quote The Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference, taking place 1-4 December 2013, Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq, is renowned for bringing together over 800 senior government officials and decision makers of leading oil and gas companies from around the globe. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 20, 2013 - As the only annual event on the Kurdistan Region's oil and gas industry, it provides a unique platform to discuss investment opportunities and partnerships for expanding business in this vibrant market and helps to catalyse the recent growth seen in this industry.

    Distinguished speakers include: H.E. Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of Kurdistan, Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan; H.E. Dr Rowsch N Shaways, Deputy Prime Minister, Iraqi Government; H.E. Dr Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural Resources, Kurdistan Regional Government-Iraq; H.E Qubad Talabani, Minister, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq; and Ian MacDonald, Vice President, Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration and Production.

    Opened with a keynote ministerial addresses from the Prime Minister of Kurdistan, H.E. Nechirvan Barzani and Minister of Natural Resources, H.E. Dr Ashti Hawrami, in a session titled 'Kurdistan-Iraq: A Model for Iraq's Economic Recovery?, both are expected to address the successes of the oil industry in Kurdistan, further investment strategies to enhance oil production and how the oil industry has helped to build the financial economy in Kurdistan-Iraq.

    Further key sessions to be discussed include: Fostering Oil & Gas Reserves in the Kurdistan Region; E&P Projects & Future Plans; Accelerating Oil & Gas Development Projects to Fuel the Economy; Enhancing Upstream Investment in the Oil & Gas Industry; and Corporate Social Responsibility & Human Capital Development.

    The Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference is renowned in providing a unique platform to discuss the strategies that drive investment into the country through its oil and gas industry.

    "Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas conference will let us know what the vision and mission is of each oil and gas company in the Kurdistan Region and how each company will contribute to the development of the Region. It will be an opportunity for many companies to demonstrate their long term goals for the Region." Jaz Dulay, CEO, Energy Logistics.

    Sponsors for the 2013 edition include: ExxonMobil as Lead IOC; Total and Chevron, both as Oil Major; Gulf Keystone Petroleum as Lead Independent; KAR Group as Lead Integrated Energy Company; Iraq Oil as Lead Oil Logistics. Genel Energy, Marathon Oil Corporation, Repsol, TAQA, Afren, DNO, Gazprom, Qaiwan and Energy Logistics are all gold sponsors. Silver sponsors include Oryx Petroleum; Maersk Oil; Addax Petroleum; Oil Search Limited; OMV; Hunt Oil Middle East Limited; Viking International; Hess and MolGroup. Bronze sponsors are Baker Hughes; Petrofac; Advanced Energy; Talisman Energy; Tenaris; HKN; Ensign; RPS Energy; Kelkan; GardaWorld; Western Zagros; Talia; WoodGroup Mustang; Photostat; MSelect; EarthStaff; VSC; PRA; and Asia Insurance.

    To see the full programme for Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas 2013, please visit www.cwckiog.com.

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