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Zara Rahman
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Business, International Organisation
Job Title
Research Associate
About My Work
OpenOil is an energy research and policy consultancy based in Berlin. We are a transparency and governance business, seeking market-driven solutions which produce better outcomes from the oil and gas industry for the people of producing nations.

We provide policy and corporate governance research to both public and private sector clients on three continents, and generic and customised publishing services in the energy industry.
Areas of interest
oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, investing, social accountability, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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Zara Rahman's Blog

(Re)-introducing OpenOil

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 15:00 0 Comments

Reposted from http://openoil.net

Since our official beginning in September 2011, our way of fulfilling our mandate here at OpenOil has evolved considerably. The main principle is the same; we work on resource curse issues, trying to ensure that citizens of resource rich countries can see the benefits from their natural resources.

However, despite beginning as a purely research based organisation, we appear to have evolved into somewhat…


How did we write a book in a week?

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 15:32 3 Comments

As you may already have seen, our “Understanding Contracts” booksprint was a success, and the book is now available for download from the OpenOil site. I had the chance to see the sprint from the start, and as you can imagine, it was a fascinating process.

One main point from the week was that, among the melting pot of experience from the authors, we brought together a group of people who would rarely (if ever) get…


Oil Contracts- How to Read and Understand them- out now!

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 10:30 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that the first book about oil contracts for non-experts, “Oil Contracts – How to Read and Understand them” – is out now!

Download the pdf here

It was written in a five-day booksprint by a group of corporate lawyers, government negotiators and development specialists.

Please excuse typing and…


How to read and understand an oil contract- a booksprint

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 18:11 0 Comments

As some of you may know, at the end of October, we at OpenOil will be convening a group of world class experts to write a book on how to understand oil and gas contracts, aimed at the non specialist. We believe this will be the first book to open the process of oil and gas contract negotiations to the lay reader, as well as an innovative use of a method we've borrowed from the software world, called a 'booksprint',…


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At 12:49 on October 8, 2012, Ahmed Finoh said…


Thanks and keep on doing the excellent job you're doing at GOXI.




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