Iraq and Gulf Analysis

Norway’s Oil Industry and the Partitioning of Iraq

Posted by Reidar Visser on Wednesday, 7 December 2005 23:59

On 29 November 2005, the tiny Norwegian oil company DNO announced the start-up of drilling activities near Zakho in northern Iraq, under a deal signed with Kurdish regional authorities in the summer of 2004. Helge Eide of DNO has repeatedly told the media that he considers the arrangements to be in accordance with the Iraqi constitution. However, the legal basis of this interpretation is in itself problematic… Full story here.

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