Soran University began the First Annual Oil and Gas Symposium

Soran University Held The First Annual Oil  Gas Symposium

 Today (April 21, 2014), with the presence of a number of local and international academicians, Soran University began the First Annual Oil and Gas Symposium. The Symposium is held for two days.

The Vice President of Soran University, Dr. Hawre Mansurbag, claims that many significant issues about the Kurdistan Oil and Gas will be discussed during the symposium. Regarding the happening of the conference, the Vice President stated that Soran University's aim is not only to introduce people to the issue of oil and gas, but also to discuss the prospects that oil and gas industries face.

During this symposium, which goes on for two days, each of the students from departments of Petroleum Engineering, petroleum Geosciences and Geography will be present. Throughout this academic symposium, the strategic layouts of Kurdistan location, political and geographical accuracies and the issue of Kurdistan Regional Government with Turkey on gas and oil will be discussed.

In another part of the Symposium, debates will be held on the way of better maintaining the organizations related to the natural resources and future basis of this country.

The following are names of the international academicians who participate in Soran Symposium and their debate titles:

- Prof. David Romano from Missouri State University, on "The Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Turkey: An Enduring Relationship or Temporary Marriage?"

- Prof. Philippe Le Billon from University of British Columbia, on "Extractive Sectors and Illicit Financial Flows"

- Torben Rosenorn from Aalborg University Esbjerg, on "Project Organised and Problem Based Learning (POPBL) in Oil and Gas in Graduate and Postgraduate Education"

- Prof. Kamal Odisho from Soran University, on "The Oil Factor in the Emergence of Kurdistan as a Nation-State"

- Robert Bell from Archomai Business, on "Local Content and Energy Sector Development: the Key to Sustainable Growth"

- Dr. Denise Natali from National Defense University, on "Is Iraqi Kurdistan Becoming a Rentier Region?"

- Arzu Yorkan from Turkish Asian Centre for Strategic Studies and Free University of Berlin, on "Energy Cooperation between Turkey and Kurdistan: Economic and
Geological Implications"

- Ole Gunnar Tveiten from AGR, on "Effects of Institutional Bodies Towards Public Value Creation in Oil and Gas, Cases and Examples from Norway"

- Maya Khouri from Aamina, on "Social Responsibility and Sustainability Implications for the Oil and Gas Sector in the KRI"

- Semra Dogan from EHESS Paris, on "Public Policy Making at Critical Times: the Case of Energy in the Kurdistan Region"