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Investing in Iraq

Business Strategy and Performance
01 January 2012

Investment in IraqUpper Quartile has taken 15 commercial trade missions into Iraq and worked with over 17 private companies supporting their investment plans in Iraq in the past 3 years during the immediate post-conflict period.


Many have been very large multi-nationals and a few have been smaller SME’s; examples of the work we are doing building and establishing private sector investment into fragile and conflict-affected countries  

An established and current Client with operations in Iraq that have been running for almost 4 years, Upper Quartile supports the company in managing their relations with the South Oil Company and the Ministry of Oil, providing relationship management services and local staff in Basra.  


Upper Quartile currently support the senior management of £600 million British oil and gas services company while the company prepares for a significant tender opportunity with an IOC in Iraq.   We provide a team of international advisors and two local Basra based project managers 


Upper Quartile supported an International Oil Company (IOC) as they evaluated the costs and benefits of becoming involved in the second round bidding for oil field licences in Iraq.   Upper Quartile supported the economic modelling and provided top level relationship management between the company and the Iraqi Government. 


Upper Quartile worked with the senior UK based and Iraq based country manager of a £7 billion company to support the diversification away from security provision and into value added services including cash-management, airport security and UXO services.   Upper Quartile provided two expatriate staff and two local staff for 12 months whilst they built relationships in post-conflict Iraq.


See also our publications:  Iraq Business News and the Libya Business News