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Marcia Ashong, MCIArb and Zara Rahman are now friends
Mar 22
Zara Rahman posted a status
"We've just submitted a proposal on open source financial modelling to the Knight Foundation-please visit and share! http://ning.it/13UCfwI"
Mar 14, 2013
Diah Tantri Dwiandani commented on Zara Rahman's blog post 'How did we write a book in a week?'
"This is a very useful information and thanks for sharing Zara. I have almost down with the assignment to wrote a working paper in less than a week, but this one is a book written in a week (even collaboratively written)! I guess the underlying…"
Dec 27, 2012
Zara Rahman posted a blog post

(Re)-introducing OpenOil

Reposted from http://openoil.netSince 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 of a publishing house,…See More
Nov 30, 2012
Zara Rahman commented on Zara Rahman's blog post 'How did we write a book in a week?'
"We hope so too Jay, your contribution was invaluable and I'm pleased to say I have a much clearer understanding of the fiscal terms in contracts now thanks to the "Fiscal toolkit"! We're looking now at finding places to run…"
Nov 16, 2012
Zara Rahman posted a status
"We've reached 2,000 downloads of the oil contracts book just from the OpenOil site (not counting other sources, like GOXI)"
Nov 16, 2012
Jay Park, QC commented on Zara Rahman's blog post 'How did we write a book in a week?'
"Zara, thanks for this excellent post.  As one of the booksprint participants, I can confirm that it was a very energizing experience... but also an exhausting one!  I must say that I began the week with some doubts that a book could be…"
Nov 16, 2012
Zara Rahman posted a blog post

How did we write a book in a week?

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 the…See More
Nov 14, 2012
A blog post by Zara Rahman was featured

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

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 hereIt was written in a five-day booksprint by a group of corporate lawyers, government negotiators and development specialists.Please excuse typing and formatting errors- they will be corrected in coming weeks.…See More
Nov 8, 2012
Zara Rahman posted a blog post

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

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 hereIt was written in a five-day booksprint by a group of corporate lawyers, government negotiators and development specialists.Please excuse typing and formatting errors- they will be corrected in coming weeks.…See More
Nov 7, 2012
Zara Rahman posted a status
"OpenOil is proud to announce that 'Oil Contracts- how to read and understand them' is out now!! http://openoil.net/contracts-booksprint/"
Nov 6, 2012
Zara Rahman posted a status
"GOXI members taking part include Jay Park, Susan Maples, Lynn Turyatemba, Cindy Kroon, Herbert M'cleod and Peter Eigen"
Oct 29, 2012
Zara Rahman posted a status
"OpenOil's "How to read and understand petroleum contracts" #contractsbooksprint has just started- 5 days to write a book starts now!"
Oct 29, 2012
Zara Rahman and Amy Sandhu are now friends
Oct 16, 2012
Zara Rahman and Semkae Kilonzo are now friends
Oct 8, 2012
Ahmed Finoh left a comment for Zara Rahman
"Zara: Thanks and keep on doing the excellent job you're doing at GOXI. Ahmed"
Oct 8, 2012

Profile Information

Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
OpenOil
Type of Organisation
Business, International Organisation
Website
http://openoil.net
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
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities
yes

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…

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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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Zara:

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

Ahmed

 
 
 

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