Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD)

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The Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) is a structure under the Iraqi Ministry of Oil.[1] 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.[2]

As of April 2012 the Director General of the PCLD was Abdul Mahdi al-Ameedi.[3]

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  1. "Iraq to Uphold Accord With Exxon Mobil ‘For Now,’ Al-Ameedi Says" Bloomberg, 14 December 2011.
  2. "4th Licensing Round Schedule" Iraqi Ministry of Oil, retrieved 18 December 2011.
  3. "Abdul Mahdi Al-Ameedi" Iraq Oil Forum, 29 April 2012.