Sustainable Development  in the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Sustainable Development
in the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector

Implementing a Local Content Matrix to Achieve SDGs, ESG and In-Country Value Retention

Scheduled Dates

11 - 15 Nov 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Sustainable Development in the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector online training course will begin by an exploration of the SDGs and the changing global views on energy following COP26. There is a growing appetite for and understanding of the need for an energy transition away from hydrocarbons to other forms of energy; we will explore opportunities and threats facing the industry in Africa. Furthermore, the training course will examine the UNDP’s Atlas, which maps the Oil & Gas Industry to the SDG’s and seek examples of good practice. Delegates will aim to produce a matrix of ESG, SDG and in-country value through a review of strategies and goals.

In this online training course, we will examine the supply/demand issues for countries in Africa and the impact, for example, of lower efficiencies and higher costs of production and the impact this will have on investment and growth opportunities on the continent. Meeting SDGs requires collaboration, integration and partnership. As these are very big, global issues, prioritising stakeholders’ involvement and finding ways to address challenges will be a key part of the programme.

 This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight: 

  • A review of the broader energy transition aims post COP 26
  • Analysis of African oil production based on resiliency of hydrocarbon reserves v. countries’ economic reliance on fossil fuels
  • Mapping local content strategies to sustainable development goals
  • Producing a matrix linking ESG and SDGs to deliver in-country value
  • The importance of external and internal stakeholders’ buy-in

What are the Goals?

At the end of this Sustainable Development in the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector online training course, you will:

  • Gain a broader understanding of the African oil & gas industry in relation to SDGs
  • Develop a deeper understanding of existing commitments to the energy transition and Africa’s position
  • Develop and understanding of how many ways the oil & gas industry contributes to SDGs
  • Learn different approaches for modifying existing practice to incorporate SDG aims
  • Enhance awareness of the key role of stakeholders in enabling change

Who is this Training Course for?

This Sustainable Development in the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector online training course is designed for experienced professionals in the oil and gas industry. Individuals who wish to gain a broader understanding of how the oil & gas industry can support delivery of SDGs.

This online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Local content professionals
  • Local content managers
  • Social performance professionals
  • Employees with potential for career progression
  • Functional specialists supporting delivery of business goals

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.

Organisational Impact

In sending delegates to this online training course, the organisation will gain the following benefits: 

  • Detailed understanding of the current opportunities and challenges for the African oil & gas industry
  • How to introduce SDGs into business strategy and goals?
  • Learning from case study examples of good practice
  • Ideas on overcoming challenges to meeting SDGs
  • The importance of collaboration with stakeholders

Personal Impact

In attending this online training course, delegates will gain the following skills and competencies:

  • A detailed knowledge of African oil & gas industry in relation to global energy transition
  • A sound understanding of the UNDP’s sustainable development goals
  • Awareness of the challenges and opportunities for supporting the energy transition
  • Recognition of the importance of communication and buy-in with key stakeholders to make change happen
  • Greater confidence in contributing to the debate on energy transition and meeting SDGs

Daily Agenda

Day One: Oil & Gas Industry in Transition: Africa’s Status

  • Overview of global energy markets
  • Summary of COP26 outcomes
  • Energy outlook: Impact on oil & gas supply/demand
  • OPEC world outlook
  • The future of African oil & gas

Day Two: Mapping Oil & Gas Industry to SDG’s

  • An introduction to the 17 sustainable development goals
  • An introduction to the Atlas
  • How does the oil & gas industry impact on SDGs?
  • Identifying key stakeholders for coordinating responses
  • Key opportunities & threats to the industry
  • Which SDGs are most relevant to your activities, priorities & impacts?

Day Three: Aligning Local Content Strategies to Meet ESG and Deliver SDGs

  • How do existing local content strategies deliver ESG?
  • Which SDGs are currently being met?
  • Identify stakeholders needed to deliver sustainable strategies
  • Create communication plans to build stakeholder relationships
  • Update local content strategy to achieve ESG and maximise delivery of SDGs

Day Four: Developing Local Content Strategies to Deliver an SDG Roadmap

  • Regional industry dynamics, maturity in terms of sustainability, value chain, scope & scale
  • Review of local content strategies through the ESG and SDG lens
  • Operationalise SDGs through corporate systems, policies and processes
  • Ensure local content strategies will sustain in-country value
  • Create a matrix linking ESG, SDG and in-country value

Day Five: Gaining Buy-In to Deliver SDG Goals

  • Employee engagement
  • Engaging with local communities
  • Enhancing education opportunities
  • Stakeholder engagement e.g., to develop a company water strategy
  • Examples of oil & gas industry positive impact on SDGs
  • What’s next for African oil & gas industry?


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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