Middle East Economic Survey
Iraqs Draft Petroleum Law: An Independent Perspective
By Tariq Shafiq
The following paper was presented by Tariq Shafiq at a conference for Iraqi oil technocrats in 'Amman on 17 February. Mr Shafiq, a principal drafter of the petroleum law, is director of Petrolog & Associates, Chair Fertile Crescent Oil Company, and a former Executive Director and Vice Chairman of Iraq National Oil Company.
1.1 Iraq may prove to have one of...