The Gulfsands Urkesh Exploration Fund

Exploration Fund

   Gulfsands Petroleum Plc shares the vision and the ambition of total exploration, cultural as well as geological. Corporate social responsibility is taken very seriously to encompass the history of past civlizations and the rich human message they hold in store for us.
   IIMAS – The International Institute for Mesopotamian Area Studies is a pioneer in the application of new digital technologies and hermeneutic methodologies towards a deeper understanding of the past, with special emphasis on the ancient Near East.
   The Gulfsands Urkesh Exploration Fund was established in 2010, and made it possible to carry out the excavation program in that year. Since the stoppage of the excavations in 2011, it has been supporting research, publication and public outreach programs.