Dr. Jassim is the senior geologist at Heritage Oil, an independent Jersey based oil & gas exploration and production firm with interests in the Middle East, Africa and Russia. Prior to Heritage, Dr. Jassim held research roles at the University of Baghdad and University of Leeds, and was chief geologist at the Geology Survey of Iraq from 1976-1991. He received his BSc from the University of Baghdad in 1965, and completed his PhD at the University of Leeds in 1970.