An International Energy Event In The Heart of Baghdad

Iraq is looking forward to welcoming you at the Iraq Energy Forum (IEF) which will be held in Baghdad, at AL Rasheed Hotel on 12/12/2012. An initiative founded and hosted by Iraq Energy Institute (IEI), the official advisor to the Federal Parliament of Iraq on energy policies. Iraq Energy Forum is taking place at a time when Iraq is assuming its position as a major oil producer and an emerging economy, to positively influence regional development and reshape global supply at large. We at Iraq Energy Institute, greatly value this opportunity to share with top industry leaders and decision makers, the vision for a sustainable economy and a progressively successful Iraq.

In line with the State's Vision to turn Iraq into an energy powerhouse and swing producer by 2020, Iraq Energy Forum will pave the ground for a professional dialogue amongst energy stakeholders covering key topics including Oil & Gas Development, Policy Reform, Power & Infrastructure, Capacity Building, and more. The Iraq Energy Forum initiative underlines Iraq Energy Institute's vision and the country's firm commitment to maintaining a sustainable environment while focusing on long-term economic growth for a better tomorrow.

So join us in this call to encourage a constructive debate and actions for a sustainable Iraq and stable Middle East.

Founder & CEO
Iraq Energy Institute
19th Sep 2012


In cooperation with international companies, Iraq Energy Institute will run 3 Master Classes simultaneously to be delivered by professional international experts. The interactive Master Classes will increase your understanding of Iraq's legal framework, policies, market entry requirements, biding processes, projects' tendering and contract structures.

Special class will be dedicated for IPP and EPC Tendering. This can deliver significant commercial opportunities, and helps you mitigating considerable risks. In light of the tremendous opportunities available, these interactive Master Classes will provide you with accurate investment information to enhance your understanding of doing business in Iraq, sustaining long term investment plans and stand you in good stead to be successful in Iraq.

Master Class-1: Petroleum Policies & Field’s Development

Key Topics: Petroleum Policy, Role of Operators (INOC), Role of Regulators (MoO), Marketing Policy, Fiscal Regimes, Upstream Licensing Process & Bid Rounds, Upstream & Field Development Plans, Downstream Strategy, Pipelines, Gas Processing, and Export.

  • Petroleum Policies (Regulators & Operators)
  • Iraq Legal Framework (Iraq Hydrocarbon Law & Fiscal Regime)
  • Petroleum Projects & Licensing Rounds
  • Field Development Plans

Master Class-2: Doing Business in Iraq - IPP & EPC Contracts

Key Topics: IPP Programme, Tender Process, Government & Investors Balance, Prequalification, Licensing, Data-Room Analysis, Deal Structure, Legal Framework and Policies.

  • Overview on Establishing Business in Iraq
  • Prequalification Process
  • EPC & IPP Contract Structures
  • Winning the Bid

Master Class-3: Capacity Building - Education & Training

Key Topics: Education & Training Strategies in Petroleum Technology, Research & Development (R&D), Students Vocational Training, On Job Training, HSE Training, Leadership Programs, and Updating Curriculums & Upgrading Laboratories.

  • Petroleum Faculties & Training Schools in Iraq
  • MoO & Petroleum Firms' Strategy for Capacity Building
  • The Local Content, HSE and Sustainable Development
  • Building up the Capacity



07.30: Welcome Breakfast & Registration

09.00: Welcome Note from Iraq Energy Institute

09.10: Official Keynote Addresses

09.50: Session-1: Growth Opportunities in Iraq's Oil & Gas Sector

  • Oil & Gas Resource Potentials
  • Federal Government Strategy
  • Emerging Opportunities & Mega Projects
  • A Success Story (Case Study)

11.00: Networking Coffee Break

11.30: Session-2: Iraq's Policy Framework

  • The Hydrocarbon & Revenue Sharing Laws
  • Petroleum Fiscal Regimes for Federal Iraq
  • Understanding Fiscal Federalism & Decentralisation
  • Exploring Federal & Fiscal Regimes

13.30: VIP Luncheon

14.30: Session-3: Iraq Mega Projects

  • Associated Gas & Investment Opportunities
  • E&P and Water Injection Programmes
  • Drilling Programmes and New Technologies
  • Downstream, Pipelines, Export & Marketing

15.45: Networking Coffee Break

16.00: Session-4: National Oil Companies & IOCs in Iraq

  • Resurrecting INOC
  • Capacity Building: HSE and On Job Training
  • Joint Management Committees Practice
  • Growth & Dynamics in Future JVs and M&As

17.30: Day-2 Raffles & Closing

19:30: Gala Dinner


08.00: Welcome Breakfast

09.00: Welcome & Recap from Day-2

09.10: Official Keynote Addresses

09.50: Session-1: Power & Infrastructure in Iraq

  • IPP & EPC Power Projects Opportunities
  • Energy & Industry Infrastructure Investments
  • Creating Integrated Projects
  • A Success Story (Case Study)

11.00: Networking Coffee Break

11.30: Session-2: Energy & The Financial Sector in Iraq

  • Banking Services & the Financial Market
  • Fiscal System and Taxation
  • Project Financing & Investment Incentives
  • Insurance Market & Policy in Iraq

13.30: VIP Luncheon

14.30: Session-3: Regional Development & Success Stories

  • Regional & Provincial Development & Key Projects
  • Federal & Regional Investment Authorities
  • Energy Investors Experience in Iraq
  • Managing The Local Content, Security and Environment

15.45: Networking Coffee Break

16.00: Session-4: Capacity Building & Sustainability for Iraq

  • Sustainable Development
  • Petroleum Academies & Institutions
  • Training, Education and Knowhow-Transfer
  • Renewable Energy & Non-Conventional Resources

17.30: Day-3 Raffles & Closing

19:30: Ambassadorial Reception

HE Adnan Al Janabi

Chairman of the Oil & Energy Committee

HE Abdul Kareem Aftan

Minister of Electricity

Dr Gigih Prakoso

Vice President of Pertamina

Dr. Fadhel Chalabi

Former Acting Secretary General of OPEC

Dr. Ibrahim Bahr Al Oloom

Former Oil Minister

Dr. Thamir Al Uqaili

Former DG, Ministry of Oil & INOC

Prof. Mohammd Doss

Dean of Engineering Faculty, Baghdad University

Zaid A. Mahdi

Vice President of Trade Bank of Iraq

Uta Dammann

Programme Director and Telecommunications

Thomas W. Donovan

Managing Partner Iraq Law Alliance, PLLC


Managing Director of Manarco

Dr. Thorsten Ploss

MENA Oil & Gas Leader

Lukas Von Horde

Senior Sales Director – MENA Siemens Power Generation

HE Ali Al Adeeb

Minister of Higher Education

SRSG Martin Kobler

United Nation Mission for Iraq

Wadie Habboush, Esq.

President & CEO Habboush Group

Prof. Ali Al Sayigh

Chairman of World Renewable Energy Council

Jabbar al-Leaibi

Former DG of the South Oil Company

Dr. Salah Al Shaikhly

Iraq\'s Former Ambassador to the UK

John Lonsberg

Partner-In-Charge, Dubai & Riyadh
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P

Dr Husain Al-Chalabi

Associate of Iraq Energy Institute

Richard Kupisz

Deputy Chief Executive of Maxwell Stamp LLC

Shawki Nuruddin al-Khalisi

Senior Advisor to OAPEC

Omar Moussa

Vice President Iraq Schlumberger

Falah Al-Khawaja

Former Director General
State Oil Company

Hans Van Nues

Senior Director Ernst & Young

Registration will be closed on Thursday 29th Nov 2012

Government Officials are invited to register for FREE subject to seats availability and final confirmation

50 Seats will be allocated FREE of charge for Independent Iraqi Scholars and Experts in the Energy Sector (First Come First Served)

120 Setas will be alocated for the Private Sector (International & Local)

Seats are very limited, to avoid disappointment, please secure your place by completing the registration form ASAP

Online: To pay your registration, please first register then click “Online Payment” to pay via secured PayPal

By Transfer: Request Iraq Energy Bank Details from info@iraqenergy.org

By Check: Pay to "Iraq Energy Limited", and send the post to Iraq Energy, 15 Grosvenor Crescent, London, SW1X 7EE, UK

All payments must reach Iraq Energy Institute by no later than 1st Dec 2012.

Delegate Fee is charged @ GBP 1,250 and additional GBP 750 for a selected Master Class

Successful registration is pending final confirmation from Iraq Energy Forum after full payment

Event Location & Venue: Al Rasheed Hotel, International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq

Airport Transport: Available and can be arranged if requested before 20th Nov 2012

Visa Application: Please allow 4 weeks for visa application. The Institute can provide you with an invitation letter that could help expediting the process

Hotel Stay: B&B Single Room @ B&B USD 295, B&B Double Room: USD 360, B&B Suite: USD 415 (cash payments only)

Hotel Bookings: Please inform the event organiser to arrange the bookings (first come first served).

Please consider payment in cash when settling your hotel stay bills (in USD or ID).

Title: Iraq Energy Forum (IEF) is an annual event hosted by Iraq Energy Institute (IEI)

Moto: Iraq Energy, Energizing Iraq’s Economy

Theme: Promoting Good Governance, Viable Energy Policies, and Economic Diversification

Patron: The Council of Representatives of Iraq (CoR)

Host: Iraq Energy Institute, the Advisor to the CoR on Hydrocarbon & Economic Policies

Support: The Iraqi Government through the participation of various cabinet members and offices

Organisation Staff: Students of the Petroleum Eng. Department of Baghdad University

Annual Award: The Institute will present its Annual Prize to a notable nominee of the year

Event Programme: Three Master Classes on 11-Dec-2012 followed by Forum Sessions 12-13 Dec 2012

Master Classes: A) Petroleum Policies, B) EPC-IPP Contracts, and C) Capacity Building

Keynote Speakers: Senior Parliamentarians & Government Officials

Participants: Renowned Dignitaries and Head of Institutions

Guests & Delegates: State’s Officials, CEOs, Renowned Experts and Industry Leaders

Lead Sponsors: Local and Foreign Companies investing in Iraq’s energy sector

Lead Partners: National and International Media Outlets


Situated at one of the Capital's most prestigious location in the International Zone, opposite the buildings of Parliament and Cabinet Offices. The hotel was recently modernized to host international events such as the Arab League Conference and the 5+1 Summit Organized by the UN, amongst many. Inspired by its location and architecture, the hotel delivers elegant natural interiors and exemplary service providing the ideal place to network and meet Statesmen, key stakeholders, industry players and experts.

A very limited number of rooms have been reserved for Iraq Energy Forum delegates at Special Rates. Please contact IEF Sales info@iraqenergy.orgto take advantage of IEF Offers.

Subject to availabilities, IEF Sales will provide registered delegates with a reference code to secure the bookings.

Location & Reservation

Al Rasheed Hotel
International Zone
Baghdad, Iraq
t: +44 (0) 208 357 0983
f: +44207 245 6666
e: sales@iraqenergy.net

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