Petrolog & Associates, U.K.
Tariq Shafiq has been working in the oil and gas industry world-wide and in various capacities for 50 years and as a petroleum consultant for more than 30 years. The latter role has involved examining upstream oil production policy, valuating and negotiating petroleum agreements, and carrying out technical and economic feasibility studies on oil and gas discoveries, refineries and pipelines for private and government major clients, including Petromin and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Oil, The Libyan National Oil Company, the National Petroleum Corporation of Jordan, the Libyan Ministry of Industry, Esso, Petrol Rico, and C.ITOH, Toyo Engineering and Marubani of Japan. In Iraq, he was one of the Founders and Directors of the Iraq National Oil Company (INOC), in which he also served as Vice Chairman and Executive Director from 1964 to 1967. Prior to this, he served ten years with the Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) in various technical capacities in Iraq and London from 1954 to 1964, including as Head of Petroleum Engineering from 1963 to 1964. He also worked with the Kellog Corporation on the construction of the Dora Refinery in Iraq from 1953 to 1954. Mr Shafiq has been a speaker at many oil industry conferences and author of numerous papers and studies on Iraq and the Middle East oil industry. His recent contribution includes working as the leading Petrologg and Associates researcher and co-ordinator of four volumes on Iraq’s exploration potential, production capacity and the economics thereof, in a joint venture 5-volumed study “Oil Production Capacity, Iraq” with the centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES).