Basra Mega Projects
Oil, Gas & Environment

Dates: 9-10 October 2018
Istanbul, Turkey

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Thank You to All Attendees of the Basra OGI Conference


The 4th international Basra Oil, Gas & Infrastructure Conference, held under the high patronage of the Basra Governorate, the Basra Council and the Basra Oil Company gathered more than 300 attendees, 50 speakers from 25 countries who participated in this strategic edition.

The Conference highlighted the valuable opportunities available in the Economic Capital of Iraq and set the framework for a new model of rebuilding the country, which will require the mobilization of efforts at all levels.

The event accentuated the reinforcement of regional cooperation to provide strategic and policy guidance towards the effective implementation of short term key projects. The structure was set for the tendering process for upcoming projects in all industry sectors in Basra, whilst providing details of all available tenders for international investment. 

We are pleased to inform you that the Conference is taking place next year on November 2018. We look forward to meeting you again at the 2018 edition!

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Explore the 2017 Basra OGI Conference Highlights


  • The international vision for Basra – a keynote address from the hosting Country – the Republic of Lebanon. Delivered by HE Cesar Abi Khalil, Minister of Energy & Water Resources, Lebanese Republic

  • HE Asaad Abdulamir Abdulghafar Al–Idan, Governor of Basra, Federal Government of Iraq highlighted the opportunities for investment – via video Conference from Basra


  • Basra oil fields project updates and future opportunities was set by Ihsan Abduljabbar Ismaael Al–Saade, Director General of the Basra Oil Company, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq

  • Provinces cooperation in the South of Iraq addressed by HE Ali Dawai Lazem, Governor of Maysan, Federal Government of Iraq


  • Oil and gas majors operating in Basra vision for projects and opportunities was addressed by: Zaid Elyaseri, BP Iraq and Simon Daman Willems, Basra Gas Company

  • The role of the communications regulator in Iraq and how to equip companies operating in the south of Iraq with communications, was addressed by Safa Sabah Mahdi, Director of the Southern Region, Information and Communication Authority, CMC, Federal Government of Iraq


Simultaneous translation Arabic – English was provided throughout the 2 day Conference

الترجمة الفورية ستكون متوفرة   في الموتمر وعلي مدى اليومين – العربية والإنجليزية

Meet Basra's Industry Leaders Under One Roof

H.E. Asaad Abdulamir Abdulghafar Al – Idan - Governor of Basra - Federal Government of IraqH.E. Asaad Abdulamir Abdulghafar Al – IdanGovernor of BasraFederal Government of Iraq
H.E. Cesar Abi Khalil - Minister of Energy & Water Resources - Lebanese RepublicH.E. Cesar Abi KhalilMinister of Energy & Water ResourcesLebanese Republic
H.E. Ali Dawai Lazem - Governor of Maysan - Federal Government of Iraq H.E. Ali Dawai LazemGovernor of MaysanFederal Government of Iraq
Safa Sabah Mahdi - Director of the Southern Region - Information and Communication Authority, CMC, Federal Government of IraqSafa Sabah MahdiDirector of the Southern RegionInformation and Communication Authority, CMC, Federal Government of Iraq
H.E. Thamir Ghadhban - Former Oil Minster & Advisor to Iraq’s PM  - Federal Government of IraqH.E. Thamir GhadhbanFormer Oil Minster & Advisor to Iraq’s PM Federal Government of Iraq
Simon Daman Willems - Managing Director  - Basrah Gas CompanySimon Daman WillemsManaging Director Basrah Gas Company
Ihsan Abduljabbar Ismaael Al – Saade - Director General of the Basra Oil Company - Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of IraqIhsan Abduljabbar Ismaael Al – SaadeDirector General of the Basra Oil CompanyMinistry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
Mohammed Hashim - Director General of Electricity Distribution - Ministry of Electricity, Federal Government of IraqMohammed HashimDirector General of Electricity DistributionMinistry of Electricity, Federal Government of Iraq

With Thanks to Our Industry Supporters:

2017 Sponsors

Delivering High-Level Industry Meetings for 4 Years

Throughout 4 editions, the Conference has been renowned for gathering key Government representatives with industry stakeholders to hear the latest project updates, discover new investment opportunities and take part in exclusive networking focused on driving business forward in Iraq’s economic capital.

Attendees enhanced their participation at the 2017 conference with the exciting new features launched, including the interactive Procurement Sessions and an exclusive list of projects offering new tenders and updates.


Exciting New Features for the 2017 Event Included:


Explore the expanding energy projects in the South of Iraq

Access the South Of Iraq’s growing infrastructure market

Find transport and logistics solutions for your business

Procurement Breakout Sessions:
Learn how to win current project tenders for your business

Business Matchmaking: Tell us who you’d like to meet and we will introduce you!

Increased Regional Cooperation: Interact with representatives from Maysan and Nasriya Province


The Leading International Platform to Access All of Basra’s Industries


“I would like to present my thanks and appreciation to the Basra Government and Basra Council, […] to the CWC group for their outstanding efforts in the organization of this Conference and my thanks and appreciation goes to the sponsoring companies and to the participants. The Ministry of Oil will always be supporters of this Conference that serves our Basra Province.”

“The Conference of Basra Oil, Gas and Infrastructure was a very good opportunity for decision makers, legislators, professionals, investors and contractors to gather face to face to share ideas and information and boost relations in order to rebuild and develop Basra,the richest oil city in the world. Many thanks to the Sponsors and CWC, the organizer of the conference”

H.E. Jabbar Al Liabi
Minister of Oil
Federal Government of Iraq

Eng. Salah Hasani
Deputy Head of Projects Division
Basra Oil Company, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq

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