Effective Government Relations for the Oil & Gas Sector

An Intensive 5 - Day Online Training Course

Effective Government Relations for the Oil & Gas Sector

Influencing People and Policy

Scheduled Dates

07 - 11 Nov 2022 Online $2,350
06 - 10 Feb 2023 Online $2,950
14 - 18 Aug 2023 Online $2,950
06 - 10 Nov 2023 Online $2,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online training Course? 

This PetroKnowledge online training course on Effective Government Relations for the Oil & Gas Sector will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the government relations function within the oil and gas sector. Participants will gain an understanding of the business value that a strategic approach to government relations can deliver at all stages of the oil and gas investment cycle: exploration and production, transportation, trading, processing and distribution. 

This PetroKnowledge online training course will provide insight into the role government relations plays in winning new business, building and reinforcing a strong reputation, supporting operations, managing change and resolving disputes. 

This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight:

  • Political risk analysis and mitigation
  • License to operate
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • New country entry
  • Advocacy and lobbying

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

 The objectives of this PetroKnowledge online training course are:

  • In-depth knowledge of how to use a strategic approach to government relations to create value for your business
  • In-depth insight into how to analyse and mitigate political risks facing your business
  • The ability to develop and implement a fit for purpose government relations strategy to support your business needs
  • Knowledge of a wide range of tools and tactics to use to improve your ability to manage relations with government in a wide variety of situations
  • Insight into how to create synergies between the government relations function and other functions such as Project Management, Operations, Finance, Legal and Public Relations

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for? 

This PetroKnowledge online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals who are interested in learning about government relations for the oil and gas sector: 

  • Government Relations Managers
  • Political Risk Analysts
  • Corporate Affairs Managers
  • External Relations Managers
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Managers
  • Public Relations Professionals
  • Country Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • New Venture Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Finance and Tax Professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Risk Managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online training Course be Presented? 

This PetroKnowledge 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 your choice location.

Organisational Impact

The company will benefit in the following ways:

  • Enhance awareness of best practice in government relations
  • Improve the ability to analyse and mitigate political risk  
  • Improve the organization’s capability for designing and implementing effective government relations strategies
  • Improve the organisation’s capability to map and understand its stakeholders
  • Improve ability to advocate for win-win solutions

Personal Impact

The personal benefits to be derived from attending this PetroKnowledge online training programme include the following:

  • Enhance capability of the trainee to use a wide range of government relations tools and strategies
  • Increase knowledge of global trends in government relations
  • Increase the knowledge of different approaches to analyzing and mitigating political risk
  • Increase the skill to implement government relations strategies  
  • Enhance the capabilities of attendees to build and maintain a license to operate

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Effective Government Relations   

What is Effective Government Relations?

  • The Business Case for Government Relations
  • Discussion: How important is government to your business?

Ethics and Principles

  • How to conduct Government Relations with integrity?
  • Legal Aspects
  • Reputation Risk
  • Trends

Day Two: Political Risk Analysis and Mitigation

  • Introduction to Political Risk
  • Stakeholders: Agendas and Drivers
  • Political Risk Analysis Tools
  • Global Issues and Trends
  • Strategies for Mitigating Political Risk

Day Three: Effective Applications of Government Relations

New Opportunities

  • New Country Entry
  • Expanding Existing Operations
  • Mergers and Acquisition

Build and Strengthen Reputation

  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • The License to Operate: Sustainable Relations with Governments and Communities
  • Gaining and Maintaining a License to Operate

Managing Change

  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Understanding Government Stakeholder Agendas and Drivers
  • Building a Case for Change

Resolving Disputes

  • Business Diplomacy
  • Resolving Disputes with Government, Local Communities and other Stakeholders
  • Conducting Due Diligence
  • Creating Win-Win Solutions

Day Four: The Government Relations Toolbox

Strategies and Plans

  • Elements of a Government Relations Strategy

  • Implementation

  • Monitoring Results and Assessing Performance


Tools and Tactics

  • High Level Engagement
  • Engaging in the Policy Debate

  • Joining Forces with Others

  • When Things Go Wrong


Synergy with other Functions

  • Tax
- Role of Media including Social Media
  • Role of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Public Relations


Organisation

  • Where does Government Relations fit in the company’s org chart?
  • What does a fit-for-purpose Government Relations department look like?
  • Skills and Experience of Government Relations Managers

Day Five: The Government Relations Business Game

This day will allow attendees to bring their Government Relations expertise to bear on a realistic scenario.  Attendees will have the opportunity to put into practice a range of Government Relations strategies and tools.  They will be able to experience the impact of these in a fictional but realistic scenario.

Session 1

  • Introducing the Scenario
  • Risk Analysis
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Government Relations Strategy

Session 2

  • Building the License to Operate
  • Implementing the Strategy
  • Managing Expectations
  • Alignment with the Government
  • First Signs of Trouble

Session 3

  • Political Instability
  • Strikes and Protests
  • New Opportunities
  • New Partnerships

Session 4

  • Defending the License to Operate
  • Long Term Outlook
  • Divestment or Staying-on?
  • Lessons Learned and Conclusions

Certificate

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • 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.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 56 222 7795 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • 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.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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