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. It operates through the following segments: Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Corporate, and Algeria. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq segment comprises of the Shaikan and the Erbil office which provides support to the operations in Kurdistan, as well as segmental information relating to the previously held Akri-Bijeel, Sheikh Adi and Ber Bahr blocks. The Corporate segment consists of the Group's UK and Bermuda offices. The Algeria segment consists of the Algiers office and the group's operations in Algeria. 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.