The Revenue Watch Institute is a non-profit policy institute and grantmaking organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. With effective revenue management, citizen engagement and real government accountability, natural resource wealth can drive development and national growth. RWI provides the expertise, funding and technical assistance to help countries realize these benefits.The report has some very interesting detail level tables of reserves and production by province. I don't yet have an independent opinion about the accuracy of these or other Iraqi reserve figures, but thought the information was interesting and worth passing along. This is certainly a level of transparency we would love to have in Saudi Arabia.
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This table summarizes reserves by province in total:
This one shows reserves and current production as of the report date by province in the producing fields.
And this one shows the undeveloped fields:
This explains one thing that was mysterious to me - why the reserves in my table on Monday only added up to 63gb. The al-Shahristani plan relies almost entirely on reserves in Basra and Amara provinces, and thus on only 2/3 of the country's reserves by province.