Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the Republic of Algeria. The company is organized into three business units: Algeria, Kurdistan and the United Kingdom. The Algeria business division consists of the Algiers office and the Group's operations in Algeria. The Kurdistan region of Iraq business unit consists of the Shaikan, Akri-Bijeel, Sheikh Adi and Ber Bahr blocks and the Erbil office, which provides support to the operations in Kurdistan. The United Kingdom business unit provides geological, geophysical and engineering services to the Gulf Keystone Group. The company was founded by Todd Francis Kozel, Ibrahim A. Al-Khaldi and Ali A. Al-Qabandi on October 29, 2001 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.