Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 21 NOV 2017 16:52 Erbil, GMT +3

Natural resources



Oil & gas legislation and major developments

The Kurdistan Oil and Gas Law was approved by the Kurdistan Parliament on 6 August 2007. This link provides Arabic and English versions of the law, as well as a model production sharing contract:


The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government in Baghdad agreed that the February 2007 draft federal oil and gas law will be the basis for a future law. The draft law is available in English and Arabic:


The KRG and the federal government in Baghdad agreed a draft revenue sharing law for Iraq in June 2007. The draft law is available in English and Arabic: Draft Iraq revenue sharing law

Dr Ashti Hawrami, the KRG Minister for Natural Resources, discussed the draft revenue sharing law and hydrocarbons policies of the KRG and the federal government at a UN hydrocarbons conference in April 2009.

In May 2009 OMV and MOL announced investments to access natural gas from the Kurdistan Region for local supply and export throught the Nabucco pipeline.

KRG oil and gas contracts

The KRG has signed oil & gas production sharing contracts under the Iraqi Constitution and the Kurdistan Oil and Gas Law.  Please click here to read the contracts

For  the background to some of the contracts, please see:  


Legal and economic opinions on Kurdistan Region’s oil and gas contracts


Other information



Latest Articles

Prime Minister Barzani and KIU Secretary General stress Kurdistan Region's unity

TUE, 21 NOV 2017 11:37

The latest political developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq were discussed, including relations between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region as well as the Prime Minister’s recent communications with world leaders.

KRG Council of Ministers discuss pressing issues

TUE, 21 NOV 2017 11:13

Regarding his communication with world leaders, Prime Minister Barzani said they expressed their support for a strong government in the Kurdistan Region and stressed their readiness to support dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad based on the Iraqi Constitution.

KRG calls on the international community to intervene in mediating the lifting of restrictive measures

MON, 20 NOV 2017 13:55

Prime Minister Barzani receives new British Ambassador

MON, 20 NOV 2017 09:18

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani

SUN, 19 NOV 2017 14:20

Prime Minister Barzani meets US Envoy Brett McGurk

FRI, 17 NOV 2017 13:18

Prime Minister Barzani receives letter from Head of EU Foreign Policy

THU, 16 NOV 2017 12:31

Prime Minister Barzani receives letter from UN Secretary General António Guterres

WED, 15 NOV 2017 21:56

KRG Statement on the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court’s Interpretation of the Article 1 of the Constitution

TUE, 14 NOV 2017 09:42

Prime Minister Barzani receives EU Ambassador to Iraq

TUE, 14 NOV 2017 09:09