Certificate in International Oil & Gas Business Management

Augmented Decision-Making from Wellhead to Consumer

Course topic:

Oil and Gas Management

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

Oil and Gas are considered among the world's most important resources. The oil and gas industry plays a critical role in driving the global economy. Petroleum itself is used for numerous products, in addition to serving as the world's primary fuel source.

The processes and systems involved in producing and distributing oil and gas are highly complex, capital-intensive and require state-of-the-art technology.

Crude Oil is almost never used as produced. It is refined to make “white” products—liquefied petroleum gas (cooking gas), gasoline, kerosene, and diesel—and residual fuel oil. Worldwide, demand for white products is growing much more rapidly than that for residual fuel oil (used to generate electricity or heat).

As the oil industry faces challenges related to climate change, alternative energies, energy substitutions and adverse changes in the quality of available downstream feedstocks, it recognizes the need for managers who have a comprehensive and broad understanding of the industry, including economics, evaluation and decision-making skills and who understand the issues that face the oil and gas industries in the future.

This Certificate in International Oil & Gas Business Management training course will provide a basis for functional managers and those whose experience has been limited to a particular area of the industry, to prepare for additional responsibilities by providing a broad base of knowledge covering the total spectrum of the oil and gas business and specific skills related to the evaluation of opportunities and enhanced decision-making.

Course details

  • Understand all of the value-added steps from the well to the consumer
  • Gain an understanding of the ways the oil and gas industries have organized to operate effectively and efficiently
  • Learn the details of gas processing
  • Learn how crude oil is processed into transportation fuels
  • Understand the fundamental economic calculus of both the upstream and downstream oil and gas industries
  • Develop the skills necessary to evaluate opportunities and make effective decisions related to oil and gas operations

This Certificate in International Oil & Gas Business Management training course is a hands on, stimulating learning experience. It will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance your opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment. To ensure the concepts introduced during the training course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentation, and open discussion.

This Oil & Gas Technology training course will be presented with the use of PowerPoint slides and videos. This will be augmented by case studies and facilitated discussions, to engage the delegates and to encourage the exchange of ideas. Short videos will also be used to reinforce specific points and to relate the material to real-world experience.

The employer will gain:

  • Assurance that the training course is delivered by a quality training organization using a very experienced instructor
  • Managers who have a broad overview and understanding of the structure and operations of the Oil and Gas industries
  • Employees who understand the details of Oil and Gas operations at all levels of the value chain
  • Delegates who understand the fundamental economics of the oil and gas industries
  • Delegates with the skills to make better decisions and contribute to the evaluation of project opportunities
  • The training course will be presented with the use of PowerPoint slides and videos. This will be augmented by case studies and facilitated discussions, to engage the delegates and to encourage the exchange of ideas. Short videos will also be used to reinforce specific points and to relate the material to real-world experience

  • Better understanding of the total spectrum of our industry and the challenges we face
  • Ability to contribute to corporate decision-making
  • Develop skills to assist in the evaluation of corporate opportunities
  • Understanding of the structure of the oil and gas business
  • Understanding of key process operations related to the production of downstream products

This Certification training course will be of interest to:

  • Business Development Professionals
  • Ministerial, governmental, industry bodies and development agency staff
  • Oil & Gas industry analysts, planners, traders, sales, marketing, communications, public relations and commercial personnel
  • Managers in functional areas of the international petroleum and natural gas industry, including the areas of marketing, law, human resources, accounting, and finance
  • Refining technologists and exploration engineers seeking to understand the business side of their value chain
  • New recruits to oil, gas and energy companies
  • Anyone seeking a broad understanding of the oil and gas industry

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Sources, Origin and Nature of Petroleum
  • Introduction to Petroleum Chemistry
  • Origins of Hydrocarbon Deposits
  • Basic Petroleum Geology
  • Exploration Activities
  • Oil and Gas Field Development & Production
  • Well Fluids and Surface Production Operations
DAY 2:
Oil Companies, Corporate Relationships and Structures
  • Local, National and Multi-national Oil and Gas Companies
  • Integrated and Non-integrated Companies
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Companies (OPEC)
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Production Sharing Agreements
  • Transportation and Storage Operations
DAY 3:
Processing Operations in Oil and Gas
  • Oil Refining Operations
    • Distillation
    • Product Conversion Processes
    • Product Improvement & Blending Processes
  • Gas Processing Operations
    • Inlet Separation
    • Sulfur Removal and Sulfur Recovery
    • Dehydration
    • Dewpoint Control and Byproduct Recovery
    • Gas Compression and LNG Production
DAY 4:
Evaluation of Oil and Gas Opportunities
  • Estimating the Cost of Oil and Gas Facilities
  • Using Historical Costs
    • Cost Curves
    • Adjusting for Different Sizes
    • Adjusting for Different Time Periods
  • Building Cash Flow Models
  • Using Cash Flow Models to Evaluate Projects
DAY 5:
Processing Operations and Economics
  • Basic Economics of the Oil and Gas Industries
    • Benchmark Indicators
    • Net Present Value
    • Internal Rate of Return
    • Unit Technical Cost
    • Payback & Maximum Exposure
  • Making Decisions under Conditions of Certainty and Uncertainty
  • Risk & Uncertainty

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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05-09 Aug 2024
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