Middle East Economic Survey


No 48


The Iraqi Oil Industry: A Look Ahead

By Walid Khadduri

The following is the text of the lecture delivered by MEES Editor-In-Chief Dr Khadduri at St Antonys College, Oxford University on 19 November. The presentation was part of St Antonys College Fall 2004 Lecture Series on Iraq.

Despite the huge proven oil reserves in Iraq, the country has failed so far to manage its industry efficiently in order to bring production capacity to a level...