Iraqi reservoir mismanagementFrom a reservoir management point of view, it is saddening to read Sam Fletcher's report (Feb. 16, 2004, p. 24) about what Mr. Issam Al-Chalabi, Iraq former oil minister, had to say regarding the Iraqi reservoir mismanagement, at the Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) Annual Energy Conference in Houston, February 2004.Reservoir mismanagement practices have been affecting Iraqi oil production since the days of the British Mandate, the reign of King Faisal, and the early part of the revolution, because the oil industry was in the dark ages itself with respect to this technology.In the late 1970s, reservoir management was introduced to the oil indust...

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