The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and the Department of Energy Resources Engineering host this discussion with Thamir Abbas Ghadhban on the state of Iraqi oil. Mr. Ghadhban will present before a discussion with moderators Lou Durlofsky and David Victor, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
After the fall of the Iraqi regime in April 2003, Mr. Ghadhban took initiative to play a leading role in managing the severely damaged Iraqi oil industry. He became CEO of the Ministry of Oil in 2003 and later Minister of Oil in June 2004 through May 2005.
On January 30, 2005, Thamir Ghadhban was elected for membership to the Iraq National Assembly and became a member of the constitutional and economic committees. The next year he continued his service by becoming advisor to the Vice President in March 2006. Currently, he advises the Iraqi Prime Minister on oil and energy.
Author & co-author of more than fifty studies and technical papers dealing with various aspects of Iraqi oil fields in addition to several published papers about Iraq's oil industry, Thamir Ghadhban holds a B.Sc. in Geology from University College and an M.Sc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from the Imperial College, London University. He has worked in Iraqi oil since 1973.