Industry

Iraq 2017 – United We Stand, Divided We Fall

By Samar Rassam I think you might all agree that 2016 has been a challenging year in general as well as in the oil and gas Industry. May I take this opportunity to wish you all Season’s

Iraq: strong despite challenges

  By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP)  It has been a very eventful few months in the Iraqi Oil and Gas industry. We have had to contend with the volatility of oil prices and

Moving to the Cloud

By Shatakshi Singhania, with support from Siddharth Bishnoi “Moving to the cloud” was a phrase found only in fairy tales just two decades ago. Today, however, it refers to the use of servers, storage and other tools

A New Hope for Iraq’s Oil and Gas Industry?

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP)   After celebrating the end of Ramadan, I hope that everyone experienced a welcoming Eid al-Fitr. Unfortunately, the time of joy for Iraqi citizens was tinged with sadness due

Keeping Iraq’s Oil Flowing

Accenture Oil and Gas consultant Waleed Kamhieh explores an overshadowed success story In June 2015, Iraq produced an average of 3.19 mm bbpd (million barrels per day), the highest level of production since 1980, and it has

Bridging the Great Gender Gap: Women in Financial Services in the Middle East

By Anunitha Thomas Aside from my vested biological interest in gender inequality, I’ve been inspired by the relative improvements in the standard of living and wages of people, especially for women across the world. I think it

Melad Hamed  – the Business of Fashion

Melad Hamed, is well-known in Iraq and across the Arab world as the cutting edge fashion designer with a heart of gold! In an interview with our reporter Lemya, Melad shared his rise to fame with Nina’s

Iraq Petroleum Conference 2015: Women and a New Kind of Dialogue

It was the third and final day of the Iraq Petroleum conference, hosted by CWC in London. It was breakfast time and I was just about to take a second bite of my croissant, when the guy

Women’s Health Dossier – Preconception Health Part 2

My name is Badenan Ibrahim Fathulla and I am delighted to be writing my second article for Nina. I am currently working as a specialist obstetrician and gynecologist at the Royal Free Teaching Hospital in London. You

The Pollution Solution – Mapping Iraq’s Environmental Needs

Iraq is polluted. In fact the significant levels of pollution in Iraq are such an open secret that people simply accept that this is the way it is, along with the cancers and health problems it causes.