Iraq’s Economic Capital and the International Vision for Basra

Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy, will make the opening remarks at the Basra Oil, Gas & Infrastructure Conference 2017 organised by CWC on 30–31 October 2017 in Lebanon.

Other distinguished keynote speakers include:

  • Welcome Address from HE Cesar Abi Khalil, Minister of Energy & Water Resources, Lebanese Republic
  • Welcome Address from HE Jabbar Al Luaibi, Minister of Oil, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
  • HE Asaad Abdulamir Abdulghafar Al – Idan, Governor of Basra, Federal Government of Iraq
  • HE Thamir Ghadhban, Former Oil Minster & Advisor to Iraq’s PM, Federal Government of Iraq
Al Basra Oil Terminal

Al Basra Oil Terminal

The two-day strategic conference will be focusing on building Basra energy and infrastructure; securing electricity projects for Basra; developing Iraq’s transportation & logistics as the driver for the economy; and increasing collaboration between Iraq and multiple stakeholders for ultimate gas utilization. The discussion will also be addressing the current investment constraints; as well as how to unlock the infrastructure contracts for the energy projects in Basra.

Dr Nakhle will also be chairing the Sector Focus Breakout Session/Roundtables, encouraging dialogue between investors and government representatives on key topics:

  • Impact on the procurement of PPPs
  • What are the local requirements? or local content?
  • Treatment of the bidding criteria and sub-contracting

The sectors that will be covered during the roundtable discussion include:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Power
  • Gas & Petrochemicals
  • Succeeding in EPC Contracts
  • Infrastructure & Construction
  • Logistics – Risk management & Insurance

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