The Legal Dimensions of Oil and Gas in Iraq

Current Reality and Future Prospects

The Legal Dimensions of Oil and Gas in Iraq

This book is the first and only comprehensive examination of current and future legal principles designed to govern oil and gas activity in Iraq. This study provides a thorough-going review of every conceivable angle on Iraqi oil and gas law, from relevant provisions of the Iraqi Constitution of 2005; to legislative measures comprising the oil and gas framework law, the revenue sharing law, and the laws to reconstitute the Iraq National Oil Company and reorganize the Ministry of Oil; to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s 2007 Oil and Gas Law No. (22) and its accompanying Model Production Sharing Contract; and to the apposite rules of international law distilled from both controlling UN resolutions addressing Iraq and more generally applicable principles of international law. This text is essential to the reading collection of every practitioner, business executive, government official, academic, public policy maven, and individual citizen with an interest in the details and controversial aspects of Iraqi energy law.


"Zedalis's analysis has been informative, revealing, and at times frightening. Zedalis's book will be useful to anyone who wants a better understanding of the processes that take place when developing law-particularly anyone with a relevant interest in oil and gas legal rules."
-Victoria A. Redd,University of Florida Levin College of Law

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