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Kamal Atroshi

Minister of Natural Resources

Year of Birth:                                     1954

Marital Status:                                   Married

Place of Residence:                           Erbil

Qualifications and Education:  

  • Ph.D in Petroleum Reservoirs Geophysics
  • M.Sc. in Petroleum Exploration Geophysics
  • Bachelor’s in Geophysics
  • Post Doctorate Certificate in Petroleum Reservoirs Integrated Characterization
  • Over 43 years of experience in International Petroleum Exploration and Production operations and specialized technologies and studies
  • Implemented projects in the USA Michigan basin & Gulf of Mexico petroleum reservoirs. France, Australian unconventional hydrocarbons, West African ultra-deep offshore, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Yemen, Caspian offshore, and the Western Mesopotamia- Iraq

Work Experience and Responsibilities:  

  • Geophysicist; Iraq National Oil Company- INOC, 1977 – 1985
  • Sc & Ph.D Petroleum Researcher – France, 1986 – 1991
  • Senior Petroleum Geoscientist – French Elf Exploration & Production – Elf, Paris and CSTGF Pau France & the IFP Paris, 1992 – 1999
  • Petroleum Consultant: Project consultant for New York State Energy Authority, and the Canadian International Development Agency- State Agency, as well as the Canadian National Research Council in Quebec; Lecturer and Research Associate – McGill University Seismic Research Group, Montreal, Canada; Visiting lecturer – Carleton University – Department of Earth Sciences, Ottawa, Canada, 1999 – 2006
  • Specialist and Senior Specialist Geophysicist at the Research & Technology Group Kuwait Oil Company – Kuwait, 2006 – 2008
  • PETRONAS-Malaysia (State Company); Centre of Technical Excellence (CTE)-Staff Reservoir Geophysicist, Leading Reservoir Technology Team- Petroleum Engineering Division. Member of PETRONAS-Carigali’s Technology Steering Committee (PTSC), 2008 – 2012
  • South East Asia Petroleum Exploration & Production projects coordination & technical Advisor to the Vice President of KUFPEC (Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration & Production Company – State owned Company- Kuwait, 2012 – 2014
  • Senior Advisor – French TOTAL Exploration & Production, Kurdistan, 2014 – 2016
  • Vice President Petroleum Exploration& Production, Gas and Oil Engineering Company, Kuwait, 2016 – 2018
  • Energy Advisor to His Excellency the Prime Minister of Kurdistan, 2018 – 2020

Languages:

  • Kurdish (native)
  • Arabic (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • English (advanced)