The discovery of oil in a low-income country is often met with both excitement and dread. Many theories circle around the idea of a “resource curse” that supposedly affects countries with large amounts of resources. The resource curse essentially dictates that a country with large amounts of resources is not as likely to thrive as a country with low levels of resources. The issue with this view is that it generalizes too much; there is just as much variance in the levels of economic success between resource-rich countries as there is between them and resource-scarce countries. This is why this newly found oil in this country does not necessarily need to be met with dread, as there is a chance for success. However, this newly found potential for wealth needs to be handled with extreme care. In the following memo I will outline what the resource curse is, why some countries are affected by it and others not, and finally I will outline how this country should handle its newly found oil wealth.
In this book, Yergin takes the reader on journey through oil history, from the first 1859 well drilling by Colonel Edwin in Pennsylvania up to the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein in a wrathful grab for oil and wealth in August of 1990. Yergin explores the role of oil in warfare, describes the changing organization of the oil sector, and examines
interests through oil extortion and setting up bases throughout the country. The success of the
Before entering Iraq, Talisman must do their due diligence in order to maximize profits and minimize risks. Due diligence would require a thorough review of both surface and subsurface risks to successfully extracting oil from Iraq and bringing it to market. It is important that they clearly indicate what needs to be done. Given Talisman’s background in Sudan: 1) Being accused of indirectly giving weapons to the Sudanese government by the NGOs which created lots of media attention and bad press. 2) Talisman used their influence and adopted steps to stop human rights abuse in Sudan, leading them to become the largest independent oil and gas firm on the basis of revenue. 3) NGOs and Sudanese people formed a lawsuit
(187)Confessions of an Economic Hit Man By John Perkins was written in 2004, which reflects the increasing realization of the corporate power of Halliburton and other transnational organizations that were destroying third world nations, such as Iraq, during the Bush Administration. Of course, Perkins (2004) had worked with Halliburton through his previous NSA connections in the U.S. intelligence services. In this manner, Perkins (2004) defines the underlying economic motives of the Bush Administration to invade Iraq, which served as a platform for the false allegations of “weapons of mass-destruction” that allowed Bush to invade the oil-rich country of Iraq in 2003: “Bush
Any company that decides to expand internationally should consider many complexities that it might face. Because of the differences in political system, culture, surrounding environment, and many other factors, there might be great barriers for a firm to expand internationally. The CEO of Talisman Energy Inc and senior executive team have to convince the board of directors to enter Kurdistan region of Iraq. After Talisman's scandal in Sudan, taking any other step into an unstable region carries a great risk.
Secondly, at the standard of theater strategy, in launching an unannounced invasion against a vast country whose tactical strength he was not trying encroach upon. Ruling in the Iraqi government is at the mercy of the Ba’th party, whose society infiltrates the legislative structure and a far-reaching audience. Political factions opposite the Ba’th, may candidly take part in an organized allied group, the National Front, but only governed by the Ba’th’s orders. Even though affiliation in the organization is not a requirement for government commissioning, or even for progressive development, many of Ba’th and non Ba’th Iraqi’s consent that, “An incompetent Ba’thi is unlikely to be promoted, but all factors being equal a Ba’thi has a greater advantage then a non-Ba’thi.” (Helms
The documents added that "the involvement of foreign companies seems to be the only possible solution" to make Iraq a reliable exporter of oil. This, however, would be "politically sensitive" and "would require careful manipulation to avoid the impression that we are trying to lead the Iraqis in a particular way."
Bold and unrealistic policy objectives, such as a pluralistic and democratic Iraq that is a beacon for democracy across the Middle East, shaped the understanding of the initial operational environment, rather than a realistically informed and iterative operational approach. Biased assumptions then served to cement an unrealistic interpretation of the operational environment that shaped the definition of the problem. The assumption that the Iraqis and allied nations, not too keen on the war to begin with, would carry the burden of security in
“The United States, once the world’s largest producer and still its largest consumer, must import half of its oil supply, weakening its overall strategic position and adding greatly to an already burdensome trade deficit – a precarious position for a great power” (Yergin 14). So said Daniel Yergin in the prologue of his 1990 bestseller The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power. Today, oil retains its importance in the hydrocarbon societies of developed and developing countries as a major engine of economic growth, but the story is not so simple. When Yergin wrote The Prize, the United States seemed to be on an inevitable path toward instability and crisis as domestic reserves, long depleted, forced oil imports and exports around
Nine months after the last pullout of U.S troops, Iraq’s oil production has been growing so rapidly that world markets are now looking to Baghdad to play a major role in keeping global oil flowing and moderating prices in the years ahead. Even though the International Energy Agency (The IEA) does believe that Iraq has the potential to boost the global oil supply in coming years, they also have concerns over whether Iraq is stable enough for the task. The article entitled “Iraq Oil Production Poised to Lead World Oil Supply Growth, but Obstacles Loom,” by Thomas K. Grose is about how Iraq has the capability to lead Earth’s oil productions, but it also takes into consideration the challenges that Iraq faces as a country. The following is a report over the two parts of the title of Thomas’s Article.
Indeed, this objective was achieved virtually immediately when the US secured a UN settlement granting the US and Great Britain occupying ascendency command over the expenditure of Iraqi oil revenues.There using up of Iraqi oil receipts .There are many arguments that this was for commercial gain in order society to support the US economy and oil lobbyists, however Alkadiri and Mohamedi argue that Iraqi oil has far more strategic value for the US as it would hoped it would secure Western sandwich resources, reduce dependency on the undemocratic oil producing nations, body politic , and would undermine, weaken and pressure the oil-producers such as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Iran to undergo economic and political reform in order to further the neo-conservative neo-conservatives security through democracy
With these goals analyzed and globally possible alternatives that produced an increase of oil prices presented, to include UoF pricing alternatives, a more practical decision may have been in the process. These alternatives should have also included the possible adverse actions if Iraq were to have held Kuwait, advanced through Iran or Saudi Arabia, or even tainted the oil production in Kuwait for years and then withdrew from the country. With today’s enemies being anything other than historically normal, the U.S.A. and other global players must consider the even the most atrocious atrocities may become a response to a UoF action of the globe (Gray, 2006). This thought may be included in the Transformational Leader and their decisions in the
In the “The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, And Power,” Yergin undertakes the reader upon a thorough and enjoyable journey through oil history, from the first 1859 well drilling by Colonel Edwin in Pennsylvania during up to the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein in a wrathful grab for oil and wealth in 1990 August. Yergin explores the role of oil in warfare, depicts the ever-changing organization of the oil sector, and examines the prominent, as well as often flamboyant petroleum players. The book is a well-researched and well-written, and supplement to a history branch, which until very lately, had been regrettably neglected—history of business.
Limited time. Turnkey contract is suitable for short duration project. The first and most significant requirement from the client is quick completion. The client had limited deadline, so a well schedule contract acts as a very important role in this project. This is because there was no time for bid project and conventional design. Therefore, turnkey approach which is always well scheduled, provide efficient use of resources and time and high flexibility should be implemented.