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PETROLEUM ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

Objectives

Attending the petroleum economics and management programme will expose participants and provide additional understanding of oil and gas economics in order to make investment decisions and update the level of knowledge about oil and gas fields, quantity of oil and gas wells, location, market conditions, royalty and tax issues.  Participants should be able to perform basic technical study, communicate and work with petroleum engineers and technologists and describe the main economic characteristics of different oil and gas activities including the understanding of the fundamentals of oil and gas policies and markets

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  1. Upstream, midstream and downstream economics;
  2. Oil and gas economics and oil geopolitics;
  3. Oil and gas refining, petrochemicals and management;
  4. Oil and gas trading, etc.Who should attend practicing economists, petroleum engineers, economics graduates, business administration graduates, oil and gas investment bankers, petroleum resources regulators, financial accountants, managers, etc

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OIL AND GAS CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT

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After studying this course, participants should be able to utilize organizational resources efficiently and effectively to achieve organizational goals. The course should refine your oil and gas management skills for global success and in order to handle major changes that are occurring as a result of globalization and information communication technology advancement (ICT)

Content

  1. Managing critical organizational processes (communication, managing conflict, politics and negotiation);
  2. Understanding oil & gas environment, value chain and oil geopolitics;
  3. Oil and gas exploration, development and production (upstream);
  4. Oil and gas markets, logistics and transportation (midstream);
  5. Oil and gas refining, marketing and distribution (downstream);
  6. Understanding the future of the oil and gas industry;
  7. Corporate social responsibility strategy

Who should attend

Managing Directors, Chief Executive Officers, Executive Directors, Chief Operating Officers, top petroleum engineers of crude oil exploration and production companies, natural gas companies, top management of oil service companies, etc.

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OIL & GAS RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

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The oil and gas reservoir engineering programme will reveal modern techniques of assessing oil and gas deposits, estimation of the size of a reservoir, determination of the quantity of reserves in the reservoir and planning maximization of economic return from exploration, extraction and production. Participants should understand oil and gas reservoir characteristics, classification and development plan upon completion of this study, etc.

Who should attend

practicing reservoir engineers, geologists, engineering and geology graduates planning to enter the petroleum industry, geophysicists, oil & gas simulation modelling engineers, surveillance engineers, geothermal engineers, technical managers, chemists, production engineers, etc.

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NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT

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This course will enhance participants understanding of the application of petroleum engineering in the development of natural gas resources. The world has come to regard natural gas as a significant source of energy because it offers lower greenhouse gas emissions than other hydrocarbons. Non engineers in the oil and gas industry will be exposed to the fundamental concepts, theoretical aspects and practical knowledge of modern gas system design, engineering and operations, etc

Content

Natural gas processing and production;

Natural gas gathering, transmission and safety management;

Natural gas transportation and distribution, LPG companies, etc.Who should attend

Engineering managers, operation directors, CEO’s of gas companies, gas operation engineering personnel, etc.

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OILFIELD AIR RESCUE &RECOVERY OPERATIONS

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The oil and gas exploration and production companies are now reaching deeper waters for offshore operations.The air rescue and recovery operations course will expose participants to the basic air transportation techniques, search and rescue operations, air transport contract management, basic helicopter maintenance, modification issues and pilot handling. Participants should understand oil and gas offshore production platform, drilling rigs personnel transportation and safety procedures, etcWho should attend                                            technical procurement executives, operations managers, transportation and logistics managers, aviation sector regulators, etc.

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OIL & GAS ASSET ACQUISITION & FINANCE

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After studying this course, participants should be able to understand the technicalities and intricacies of sourcing oil and gas assets, security of local and international financing, appraisal, feasibility and viability studies, exploration, development, extraction and production.

Content

Oil and gas environmental risk management strategy;

Due diligence and post transactions operations;

Oil and gas assets acquisition and operational strategy;

Oil and gas mergers and acquisition strategy;

Oil and gas acquisition accounting (overheads and absorption costing);

Oil and gas equity acquisition, portfolio and asset management;

Oil and gas contract negotiation, etc.

 

Who should attend

Oil and gas consultants, oil and gas investment bankers, oil and gas financial accountants, oil and gas economists, etc.

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OIL & GAS HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

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This course will attempt to bring out additional knowledge and technical know how in the field of health, safety and environmental management in the oil and gas sector and particularly offshore and petroleum engineering. After going through this programme, you should be able to:  a) distinguish between safety assurance and environmental issues;

  1. b) differentiate accident modeling and risk assessment;
  2. c) discuss the central purpose oil and gas companies invest massively on HSE programmes, etc.

Content

Oil and gas safety measures (design and operations);

Liquefied natural and petroleum gas station risk assessment;

Safety issues in engineering designs;

Oil and gas process safety management;

Occupational health, safety and environmental protection;

Safety assurance and assessment strategy;

Accident modeling, risk assessment and management, etc.Who should attend

Safety managers, HSE consultants, directors of safety operations, CEO’s of HSE companies, gas operation engineering personnel, etc.

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STRATEGIC OIL & GAS MARKETING

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Marketing is the heartbeat of every organization and the world may run to a halt without marketing. After studying this course, participants should be able to answer the following questions:

  1. What can be a winning marketing strategy for an oil and gas civil construction, exploration and production companies?
  2. What winning strategy can an oil and gas engineering consulting and service firms employ?
  3. What appropriate social media methodology can be used for an oil and gas organization?
  4. What winning digital strategy can be developed for an oil and gas firm?
  5. What is the future of the oil and gas marketing companies?
  6. What are the market shares of major oil and gas companies?

Contents

a) oil and gas marketing strategy – trends and implementation;

b) oil & gas market analysis, targeting and segmentation;                                                                                    c) understanding oil and gas expos, exhibition and road shows;

d) marketing plan, budgeting and branding;

e) CRM and marketing strategy measurement, etc.

Who should attend

Managing directors, chief marketing officers, marketing managers, oil and gas equipment distributors; mapping, measurement and surveying materials marketing and sales companies; oil service companies, lubrication blending companies, graduates of marketing, business administration, economics, engineers in marketing, etc

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PETROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

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The international petrochemical industry has become dynamic and practitioners require clear and timely analysis, 21st century trends and development that can help shape strategies and decisions making. On completion of this course, participants should be able to handle petrochemical general project management – operations, procurement, maintenance and service petrochemical engineering plants. Provide strategic advisory on commercial, technical and understand hazard analysis and pollution control issues.

Contents

a) petrochemical processes and engineering;

b)petrochemicals raw materials sourcing and procurement;

c) petrochemicals market analysis– trends and implementation;

d) chemical engineering and chemical reaction engineering; f) petrochemical derivatives and refining process

h) instrumentation, process control and instrumental analysis;

g) process plant utilities and fluid flow operations, etc.

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Operating companies, financial institutions, development agencies, oil and gas lawyers, industry regulators, oil and gas consultants, petrochemical additives suppliers, etc.

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GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING

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The application of geology to engineering is a science that is widely used in the oil and gas industry. The geotechnical, geophysical engineering and management programme is designed to expose participants to the teaching of soil engineering which deals with the behavior of soils, rocks, use of geosynthetics for civil engineering, geoenvironmental applications, ground improvement, lightweight and waste materials utilization, resource development and natural hazard management. Engineering and applied geology will reveal issues surrounding geological principles, rock mechanics and geophysical techniques and their applications to civil engineering practice, mineral and energy exploration and land subsidence. Physical visits to infrastructure construction sites should help participants appreciate the relevance of engineering geology, site investigation and evaluation, applied geophysics, analytical geomechanics, underground excavations, earth reinforcement and retaining structures, risk analysis and probabilistic methods, etc

Who should attend

graduates of geology, civil engineering, practicing engineering geologists, soil engineers, geoscientists, geotechnical engineers, etc.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY STUDIES

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Today corporate governance (CG) and corporate social responsibility CSR) are intertwined and good governance is spreading rapidly around the world primarily, for the improvement of governance for companies that have adopted them. This study investigates the effects of internal and external corporate governance and monitoring mechanisms on the choice of CSR programmes. It should reveal why companies behave in socially responsible manner and reasonably inform managers about the increasing overlap between CG and CSR agendas. After studying this course, participants should be able to get a clear understanding of the reasons codes of good governance have affected how organisations are structured or how managers behave across different corporate governance systems.

Content 

a) corporate governance and corporate social responsibility interrelationships;

b) corporate governance and the internet;

c) business case for CSR, corporate accountability and disclosure;

d) codes of good governance and developing a CSR strategic agenda;

e) maximizing business returns to CSR;

F) performance measurement for CSR, etc.

Who should attend

Managing directors, chief marketing officers, company secretaries, directors of administration, corporate affairs directors, corporate strategists, management consultants, etc.

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OIL & GAS DRILLING AND WELLCOMPLETION OPERATIONS

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Hydrocarbons cannot be extracted without drilling operations. Drilling operations happens to be the most expensive aspects of the entire oil and gas exploration, field development and extraction process. The petroleum industry now pays greater attention to enforcing efficiency, reducing drilling time as cost cutting and control measures especially as the price of crude oil continue to dwindle in the international market. Oil and gas drilling operations have three basic objectives – safety drilling, appropriate and fit for use well, and well cost control. Companies are avoiding system failure in order to improve well productivity. The well completion part of this course covers issues around upper and lower completion systems, design during construction, production and well operations. After studying this course, participants should be able to:

  • understand well completion issues and operational procedures;
  • acquire additional knowledge about well completion solutions, material selection, production chemistry, well fluids in order to take the right decision in the well completion process and productivity enhancement and flow assurance;
  • obtain knowledge about sand control, well damage analysis, standards and regulations, well completion failure detection and repair, etc

Content 

a) drilling technology and engineering;

b) well planning, design, construction and drilling operations;

c) standards, regulations, pressure and temperature effects;

d) understanding drilling rigs and oil and gas location;

e) well completion technology, solutions and stimulation;

f) well completion fluid systems and well clean up;

g) material testing, selection, sand control and productivity;

h) drilling contracts and project budgets, etc.

Who should attend

oil and gas engineers, drilling engineers, field development engineers, project management engineers, drilling fluids experts, regulators, etc.

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OIL & GAS ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING STUDIES

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Studying this course should help participants to:

– update knowledge, skills on the latest technologies in the oil and gas electrical engineering and applying same to assignments;

– hands-on practical knowledge from industry experts for career growth;

– design, develop and maintain electrical systems and components to the desired standards;

– ability to work in the electrical, instrumentation, control and health safety and environmental (HSE) units of oil and gas industry, etc.

Content 

a) oil and gas electrical, instrumentation and control engineering;

(FPSO, Platform and other facilities)

b) oil and gas power and electrical systems engineering;

(fault and power stability management)

c) oil and gas renewable energy technology; (solar, turbine, wind, etc.)

d) oil and gas power plants operations and maintenance;

e) oil and gas safety instrumentation and emergency shutdown systems;

f) instrument calibration, installation and maintenance;

g)wires, cables quality verification, installation and maintenance;

h) power quality, UPS, surge protection and noise management;

i) electronics troubleshooting, designing and installation;

j) electricity electronics, digital signal processing;

k) electric motors and electrical hazard area equipment handling, etc.

Who should attend

technicians, electrical engineers, electrical designers, electricians, technologists, electrical drawing and production workers in the oil and gas industry. Graduates of electrical, instrumentation or mechanical engineering.Industry professionals aspiring to expand on their existing knowledge and up-skilling for career advancement, etc.

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OIL AND GAS MATERIALS

MANAGEMENT

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Project execution in the oil and gas industry requires a lot of capital investments and players are now finding it difficult to ignore the increasing possibilities for future savings without putting in new major investments. Good management of materials can help enhance the smoothness and efficiency of exploration, extraction, production and refining, marketing and reduce costs of operations and capital projects. This course should help participants handle issues around planning, buying, storing and disposing. You will be able to:

a) institute comprehensive value chain strategy;

b) minimize complexity in materials management;

c) outline performance management strategy;

d) establish early stage project planning and implementation;

e) develop efficient materials handover strategy (project and operations);

f) materials procurement and supply chain management;

g) budget, cost and time management, etc.

Content

1)safety and quality material procurement

2) inventory management

3) warehouse management

4) materials variability demand management

5) surplus materials management

6) technical and remote operations

7) difference between capital project materials management and operations materials management

Who should attend

Managing Directors, Chief Executive Officers, Executive Directors, Chief Operating Officers, top petroleum engineers of crude oil exploration and production companies, natural gas companies, top management of oil service companies, etc.

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OIL AND GAS ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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This course provides comprehensive insights into the principles of accounting and creates critical awareness about international accounting complexities in the oil and gas industry.  Participants should be able to distinguish between International Financial Reporting Standards – IFRS and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles – US GAAP and how they affect financial statements.

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a) upstream, midstream and downstream accounting fundamentals;

b) oil and gas asset assessment andreporting;

c) oil and gas IFRS and US GAAP issues;

d) oil and gas joint venture accounting;                                                                                                                       e) oil and gas accounting standards;

f) oil and gas corporate reporting;

g) oil and gas management and production accounting;

h) oil and gas cost and revenue accounting;

j) oil and gas financial analysis and management, etc.

Who should attend

practicing petroleum accountants, chief economic officers, chief accountants, financial accountants, cost accountants, accountancy graduates, business administration graduates, oil and gas investment bankers, petroleum resources regulators, financial consultants, etc

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