Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 34

22-Aug-2011

MEES Agenda

Kurdish Upstream Sector Hots Up

The restart of oil exports from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) area has catalyzed investor interest in Iraq’s Kurdish north, with a string of new deals being struck as operators prepare for first production. Exploration activity is white hot, with OMV, Western Zagros, Aspect, DNO, Gulf Keystone and US independent Hillwood International all making commercial discoveries...