Oil and Gas

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

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

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

The Future is Coming – Oil and Gas in Iraq

by Samar Rassam  As always, when returning to my column in Nina Magazine, I reflect on the past few months. It has been a very busy time. I am excited to see developments and opportunities arising which

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP) As we wave goodbye to 2014, I am reminded of all the superb achievements of the last 12 months. The ever-changing shifts in the international socio-political scene have

Change and the New Way‎ Forward 

  By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP) My focus this issue is two-fold; firstly political stability and secondly the creation of a sustainable, successful private sector to promote a positive business and physical environment.

Oil and Gas Industry Perspectives: Opportunity Despite Adversity!

Oil and Gas Insights By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP), I was fortunate to be able to attend all three of Nina’s launches – in London, Sweden and the final one in June which

Oil and Gas Industry Insights

An introduction to our new columnist, Samar Rassam-Whitticombe I am the founder and director of Somer Industrial Project (SIP). I was born in Iraq and graduated from the University Of Technology with a BSc in control and system