Basrah Gas Company
Dr. Jaafar Oklany, is the Commercial Director of Basrah Gas Company in Iraq since 2015. As a Commercial Director for Basrah Gas Company, Dr. Jaafar works closely with the government officials in Iraq in addition to Basrah Gas Company partners Shell, Mitsubishi and South Gas Company. Prior to joining BGC, Jaafar was the Deputy Country Chairman of Shell Iraq. Dr. Jaafar has more than 25 years of oil & gas industry experience covering (upstream, midstream, downstream sectors) worked in various international academic and industrial roles before he joined Shell in 2004 as a Senior Consultant on Business Improvement and Investment Planning. Dr. Jaafar has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Baghdad, a M.Sc in Advanced Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester and a Ph.D. in Enhanced Oil Recovery from the University of Salford in the UK. He lived and worked in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, Morocco, UAE and Iraq. He lives in Dubai with his wife, two children and two dogs.