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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PROJECT

Norway has cooperated with the petroleum sector in Iraq since 2005, and a five year programme was completed in 2009. Norway has decided to continue the cooperation in a new programme. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Iraq and Norway was signed in June 2010, and an agreement between the Ministry of Oil and Norad was being processed as of December 2010.

The first programme was directed mainly towards providing training and technical support. The new programme will, in addition to management of the oil and gas resources, also include a focus on environmental and possibly also revenue management. The new programme will begin with activities within resource management and environmental management. It has also been agreed that both countries should contribute financially.

Photo: Fouzia O. Ali

Sundus Jameel, Ministry of Oil,
Iraq on a negotiation workshop in Norway
Photo: Fouzia O. Ali

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2010

The content of a new programme was agreed upon, and the process of establishing an agreement between the MoO and Norad was initiated.

 

Photo: Sinan Mahmoud

Photo: Sinan Mahmoud


06.07.2011