Wildcat Publishing Inc. has released the latest edition in its The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY) series: “The Oil & Gas Year in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq 2009”. The 228 page book has been prepared in partnership with Dr Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural Resources, The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Dr Khaled Salih, advisor to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Natural Resources, KRG. Officially launched in Erbil in the presence of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Dr Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural Resources, the book is a veritable who‘s who of the Kurdistan Region‘s energy sector.

Published after 12 months of searching interviews and in-depth research, every key actor, critical event and vital statistic is present in The Oil & Gas Year in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq 2009. Comprehensive content, including over 40 interviews with the local industry‘s movers and shakers, leading articles, first of their kind maps, industry forums and incisive viewpoints present an informed and authoritative vision of the Region‘s energy situation and its impact on the global energy industry.

With oil exports starting on the 1st of June 2009, The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has never been more alive with possibility. The Oil & Gas Year offers readers unprecedented access to this and other momentous deals struck in and around the Kurdistan Region‘s oil and gas riches. Talking to the men who over the last five years have made the Region a land of opportunity, the book is an invaluable and timely resource for anyone associated with the global energy industry.

From exploration and production through to oilfield services, power generation, engineering, construction and associated services, this book gathers the plans, ambitions, vision and opinions of those who work tirelessly for the Region‘s future in a united Iraq.

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani; Minister of Natural Resources Dr Ashti Hawrami; Advisor to the Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources, Dr Khaled Salih; United Kingdom Consul General Jeremy Macadie; Genel Enerji CEO Mehmet Sepil; Heritage CFO Paul Atherton; Korea National Oil Corporation Vice President Dr Seong-Hoon Kim; Addax Petroleum President and CEO Jean Claude Gandur; Talisman President and CEO John Manzoni; KAR Group President Sheikh Baz Karim; and Perenco CEO Jean-Michel Jacoulot are just some of the players featured in in-depth interviews.

For the world‘s new hydrocarbon frontier there is only one guide, The Oil & Gas Year.

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