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IEA Workshop on Iraq Energy Outlook Istanbul


Istanbul: 4 May 2012

Organiser: IEA

Background

In 2012, the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be conducting a comprehensive analytical study of the energy outlook for Iraq as part of its annual flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook. The study will be released as a special report on
9 October 2012 and is being conducted with the support and close cooperation of the Government of Iraq.

The aim of the workshop, organized by the IEA with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, is to seek insights and information from high-level experts in industry, policymaking and other relevant stakeholders in various parts of the world to exchange views on Iraqi energy perspectives. The results of the meeting will help to shape the key findings and messages of this year’s World Energy Outlook

The workshop was informal in nature and was by invitation only.

Agenda
Group Photo


Proceedings:

Friday 4 May 

Opening remarks Welcome by Mr, Sefa Sadık AYTEKIN, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

Keynote address by H.E. Thamir GHADHBAN, Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission, Iraq

Workplan of WEO-2012 Iraq Energy Outlook by Dr. Fatih BIROL, Chief Economist, IEA

Session 1: Energy in Iraq – fuelling Iraq’s reconstruction and development

Chair: Mr. Simon STOLP, World Bank

Introductory interventions:

H.E. Martin KOBLER, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq
Dr. Usama KARIM, Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Iraq
Dr. Kamal AL-BASRI, Chairman of the Iraq Institute for Economic Reform

Open discussion

Session 2: Iraq’s electricity sector – short term needs and long-term interests


Chair: Mr. Hamish MCNINCH, International Expert

Introductory interventions:

Dr. Majeed ABDUL-HUSSAIN, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Dr. Abdul Qader AHMED, Mass Global

Open discussion

Special address: Mr. Tariq SHAFIQ, Managing Director, Petrolog & Associates

Session 3: Iraq’s oil and gas supply – managing the development of a huge resource

Chair: Mr. Tariq SHAFIQ, Managing Director, Petrolog & Associates

Dr. Ali AL-MASHAT, Advisor, Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission, Iraq
Ms. Ruba HUSARI, Managing Director, Iraq Insight

Open discussion

Session 4: Iraq and international markets – impacts on regional and global balances

Chair: H.E. Thamir GHADHBAN, Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission, Iraq

Introductory interventions:
Dr. Mussab AL-DUJAYLI, former Director General, State Oil Marketing Organisation
Mr. Jonathan ELKIND, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy of the United States
Ms. Coby VAN DER LINDE, Director of the Energy Programme, Clingendael Institute, the Netherlands

Open discussion

Session 5: Summary and conclusions

Co-Chairs: H.E. Fareed Yasseen, Ambassador of Iraq to France and H.E. Nick Bridge, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the OECD

Tour de table with recommendations for key topics and areas of study for consideration in the WEO-2012

Concluding remarks by Dr. Fatih BIROL, Chief Economist, IEA