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The 10-Day MBA for Oil and Gas Professionals

International Business and Strategic OD in the Oil and Gas Industry

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
MG187 10 - 21 Dec 2018 London - UK 11,000
MG187 22 Apr - 03 May 2019 Houston TX - USA 13,900
MG187 09 - 20 Dec 2019 London - UK 11,900

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The Oil and Gas industry plays a critical role in driving the global economy.  Financial and economic decisions throughout the world are made using the current price of oil as well as calculated barrel production.  Hydro-carbon based products are used for numerous applications, 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.  In addition, it requires a highly skilled, talented and competent workforce to explore, extract, operate, as well as refine this in demand natural resource.

As a responsible leader, or future leader of the business, it’s of paramount importance to have a clear understanding of the operational aspects of this strategic international industry, so developing overall effective business acumen.  In addition, an excellent leader, having gained the strategic and operational overview of the business, needs to understand how best to optimise the talent needed to drive the business to achieve success.

This 10-day MBA for Oil and Gas Professionals training course has been designed to combine these two critical areas of leadership into a powerful combination that will develop you as a greater and more knowledgeable leader in the business.  This PetroKnowledge training course will give you the international insight of the industry, providing exceptional grounding in business acumen; and equipped with this knowledge show you how best to identify, develop and retain your talent in order to achieve competitive advantage, as well as ensure sustainable growth.   This is essential development for those who need to develop their operational and strategic leadership further.

This training course will highlight:

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 2-week Training event, or as individual, 5 Day courses.

Module 1 - International Oil & Gas Business Management

Module 2 - Strategic Talent Management in the Oil and Gas Industry


Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Gain an understanding of the ways the Oil and Gas industries have organized to operate effectively and efficiently
  • Learn the details of gas processing and 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
  • Identify, develop and retain your critical talent in the business
  • Adopt strategic development and succession planning strategies for competitive advantage and sustainable growth

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals in the oil and gas industry, but will greatly benefit:

  • Geologists
  • Geo-physicists
  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Employees working in the areas of Planning, Marketing or Finance
  • HR/L&D personnel
  • High potential/identified future leaders
  • Anyone requiring a broad understanding of the structure, operations and economics of the oil and gas industries

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Participants to this training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the course outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Training methodology includes highly interactive exercises, business and industry relevant case studies, as well as specific topic related videos.  The Tutor will ensure that facilitated discussions take place throughout to draw on examples of best practice in the industry and further enhance learning and the experiential experience of those attending.

Daily Agenda click here

Module 1 - International Oil & Gas Business Management

Day One: 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 Two: 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 Three: 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 Four: 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 Five: 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

Module 2 - Strategic Talent Management in the Oil and Gas Industry

 Day Six: Defining and Attracting Talent in the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Talent Management – overview and background
  • Talent / High potential - defining the criteria
  • The complex dimensions of oil and gas demographics
  • Talent options - recruit external – or grow internal?
  • Aligning Talent Management with Organisational Development (OD) and Business Strategy
  • Utilising Workforce Planning and other sources of data
  • Attraction strategies – use of media and other channels

Day Seven: Creating Your High Potential Talent Pool

  • Talent management models, grading and structures
  • Assessment methods and systems - use of Psychometric/Behavioral/Competency frameworks
  • Conducting an effective Talent Gap Analysis
  • ABC model of Potential – getting the criteria right
  • Using the 9 Box Grid, and other methods to create your talent and high potential matrix

Day Eight: Developing your Talent and High Potentials

  • Defining high caliber development options
  • Conducting an effective performance discussion
  • Creating individual development plans
  • Powerful feedback techniques: motivating individuals to achieve higher potential
  • Coaching for success

Day Nine: Retaining and Sustaining your Talent and High Potentials

  • Career paths – guidance for growth
  • Using mentoring programmes to develop and retain your talent
  • Reward strategies - intrinsic and extrinsic incentives to motive your talent
  • Managing expectations and delivering workable outcomes
  • Growth rotation development (assignments, experience strategies)
  • Creating a sustainable talent pipeline

Day Ten: Strategic Succession Planning and Organisational Capability Review

  • Defining your bench strength
  • Succession Planning and the OCR process
  • Conducting effective Calibration Meetings
  • Formulating a strategic talent plan for the organization in line with the Business Strategy
  • Communicating the Strategy to the Board and the Company
  • Conclusion and Review

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The 10-Day MBA for Oil and Gas Professionals
International Business and Strategic OD in the Oil and Gas Industry


Code Date Venue Fees
MG187 10 - 21 Dec 2018 London - UK $11,000
MG187 22 Apr - 03 May 2019 Houston TX - USA $13,900
MG187 09 - 20 Dec 2019 London - UK $11,900



Why Choose this Training Course?

The Oil and Gas industry plays a critical role in driving the global economy.  Financial and economic decisions throughout the world are made using the current price of oil as well as calculated barrel production.  Hydro-carbon based products are used for numerous applications, 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.  In addition, it requires a highly skilled, talented and competent workforce to explore, extract, operate, as well as refine this in demand natural resource.

As a responsible leader, or future leader of the business, it’s of paramount importance to have a clear understanding of the operational aspects of this strategic international industry, so developing overall effective business acumen.  In addition, an excellent leader, having gained the strategic and operational overview of the business, needs to understand how best to optimise the talent needed to drive the business to achieve success.

This 10-day MBA for Oil and Gas Professionals training course has been designed to combine these two critical areas of leadership into a powerful combination that will develop you as a greater and more knowledgeable leader in the business.  This PetroKnowledge training course will give you the international insight of the industry, providing exceptional grounding in business acumen; and equipped with this knowledge show you how best to identify, develop and retain your talent in order to achieve competitive advantage, as well as ensure sustainable growth.   This is essential development for those who need to develop their operational and strategic leadership further.

This training course will highlight:

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 2-week Training event, or as individual, 5 Day courses.

Module 1 - International Oil & Gas Business Management

Module 2 - Strategic Talent Management in the Oil and Gas Industry


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, you will learn to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals in the oil and gas industry, but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Participants to this training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the course outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Training methodology includes highly interactive exercises, business and industry relevant case studies, as well as specific topic related videos.  The Tutor will ensure that facilitated discussions take place throughout to draw on examples of best practice in the industry and further enhance learning and the experiential experience of those attending.

Daily Agenda

Module 1 - International Oil & Gas Business Management

Day One: Sources, Origin and Nature of Petroleum

Day Two: Oil Companies, Corporate Relationships and Structures

Day Three: Processing Operations in Oil and Gas

Day Four: Evaluation of Oil and Gas Opportunities

Day Five: Processing Operations and Economics

Module 2 - Strategic Talent Management in the Oil and Gas Industry

 Day Six: Defining and Attracting Talent in the Oil and Gas Industry

Day Seven: Creating Your High Potential Talent Pool

Day Eight: Developing your Talent and High Potentials

Day Nine: Retaining and Sustaining your Talent and High Potentials

Day Ten: Strategic Succession Planning and Organisational Capability Review

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