Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD)
The Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) is a structure under the Iraqi Ministry of Oil. The PLCD is responsible for: the announcement and pre-qualification processes of licensing rounds; the preparation of initial drafts of contracts and specific technical information of exploration blocks; the reception of qualification documents of international oil companies (IOCs); closing the qualification process and declaring the results; the initial drafts of the contract and the initial tender protocol (ITP) and providing technical data; receiving and answering the IOCs inquiries; issuing the definitive model contract and final tender protocol (FTP); and, the bidding process itself.
As of April 2012 the Director General of the PCLD was Abdul Mahdi al-Ameedi.
Official Website: www.pcld-iraq.com
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