Iraq poised for key role in global energy sector

Justin Dargin University of Oxford Oxford, UK Over the past few decades, Iraq has rarely been featured in the news for positive developments. However, a revolution is in the works as the country is busy building a bright future on the back of its rapid improvements in the energy sector. Iraq has the world's fourth largest global oil reserves after Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Iran, amounting to 143.1 billion bbl at the end of 2011.1 However, due to Iraq's history of wars, sanctions, underinvestment, and invasion over the past several decades, it may discover significantly more oil on its territory as just a small proportion of the country has been adequately explored, much less developed. Ir...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected