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Dr Carole Nakhle

Our Expert: Dr Carole Nakhle


Dr Carole Nakhle is an energy economist, based in London, UK, specialising in international petroleum fiscal regimes, world oil and gas market developments, and energy policy.


She is Associate Lecturer in Energy Economics at the University of Surrey and acts as external expert for the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She also works as a consultant to major oil companies and academic consultancies.


She is the director of 'Access for Women in Energy' and she is Global Senior Advisor to Asia-Pacific CEO Association Worldwide.


She previously served as Senior Research Fellow in Energy at the University of Surrey and acted as Special Parliamentary Adviser on Energy Issues and Middle Eastern Affairs in the House of Lords, UK. She also worked with Statoil and Eni.


Dr Nakhle, was born in Lebanon, and has travelled widely in the major oil and gas producing countries. She has been on energy-related exploratory visits to the Arctic and the North Sea. She has discussed energy issues with policy-makers and political leaders in major oil and gas producing and consuming countries.


She is trilingual, in spoken and written Arabic, French and English. She makes regular presentations at international conferences on energy issues. She has published numerous papers and articles and acts as expert reviewer to leading international refereed journals.


She has also published two books. The first, ‘Out of the Energy Labyrinth’, is co-authored with Lord Howell, the former UK Energy Secretary and currently Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK. The book is available in English, Japanese, Arabic and Turkish. Her second book, entitled ‘Petroleum Taxation: Sharing the Wealth’, takes the reader step-by-step through the entire petroleum taxation story.


Dr Nakhle has also written a report, in both English and Arabic, on the contractual framework for oil and gas investment in Iraq.

Dr Carole Nakhle
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