Energy Finance

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Energy Finance

Energy Financial Analysis,
Investment Decisions and Cost of Capital

Scheduled Dates

11 - 15 Sep 2023 London - UK $5,950
09 - 13 Sep 2024 London - UK $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course? 

Energy finance is inherently interdisciplinary. It starts with exploring the linkages between energy markets and financial markets with the view to understand energy products from a financial prospective. One recent advance in energy finance focused on understanding financing and investment decisions made by energy firms. This curiosity was due to recent events that shows energy firms can be irrational in their investment decisions at the expense of stakeholders. They are unique and worthy of being investigated separately from other industries. The strategic importance of energy firms around the globe has increased tremendously over the last decade and hence there is a need to explore and understand energy firms’ financing's and investment decisions.

This PetroKnowledge training course explores the principals and practical applications of financial and investment decisions in the energy industry. In addition, the training course highlights various techniques and methods appropriate for analyzing and estimating cost of capital for energy firms.

This Energy Finance training course will highlight:

  • Financial Modelling for energy firms
  • Financial Analysis
  • Investment decisions
  • Cost of capital estimation
  • Energy market derivatives

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

This PetroKnowledge training course is designed to provide the delegates with up-to-date knowledge and practical skills relevant in energy finance.

By the end of this training course, participants will learn:

  • Analyzing and interpreting annual report and accounts of energy firms.
  • Use ratio analysis to evaluate financial performance of energy firms
  • Use analytical techniques to forecast future performance of energy firms.
  • Cost of capital estimations.
  • Investment decisions.
  • Energy derivatives.

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for? 

This Energy Finance training course would be relevant to all of those involved in energy financial and investment decisions including:

  • Financial Officers
  • Controllers, and Accountants
  • Treasurers
  • Corporate planning and Business Development Professionals
  • Managers from any other Non-Financial areas
  • Investors
  • Treasury Analyst

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Energy Finance training course will be structured as a highly participative workshop with formal presentations, interactive worked examples and simulations. Relevant examples are provided to illustrate the application of each of the topics covered. Participants will have the opportunities to learn and apply the various techniques in analyzing financial and investment decisions. Difficult mathematical concepts are minimized wherever possible and handled in a visual way that is easy to understand with numerous illustrative examples.

Organisational Impact

The organization will benefit from the development and practical application of advanced skills in financial market risk as well as from raised awareness of important recent developments in energy finance. Specific benefits for the organization include:

  • Up to date knowledge of the current energy finance.
  • Development of skills in the applications of financial analysis.
  • Raised awareness of the implications of investment decisions
  • Ability to understand the importance of cost of capital for energy firms
  • A good knowledge of energy derivative market.

Personal Impact

Participants will benefit from updated knowledge and practical skills in energy finance, which will allow them to make a greater contribution to the development and improvement financial decisions at the same time enhancing their own career development potential. Participants will have

  • A Good understanding of the principles of financial analysis for energy industry.
  • Assessing and estimating cost of capital. 
  • Understanding fundamentals of financial accounting in energy market
  • In-depth knowledge on investment analysis.
  • Familiarity with the technical details used in cost of capital and financial modelling for energy firms.
  • A better understanding of the current market trend

Daily Agenda

Day One: Financial Analysis for Energy Firms

  • The importance of financial data analyses
  • Main users and source of Financial Information
  • The key purpose of published Annual Reports and Accounts
  • The Structure and Contents of an Annual Report and Accounts
  • Agency problem and creative accounting for energy firms
  • The three core Financial Statements
  • Income Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Statement of Cash Flows

Day Two: Business Performance for Energy Firms

  • The importance of ratio analysis for business performance
  • Ratio and performance analysis from management’s point of view
  • Ratio and performance analysis from owners’ point of view
  • Ratio and performance analysis from lenders’ point of view
  • Pyramids of Ratio
  • A system of financial performance analysis
  • Distress analysis for energy firms

Day Three: Financing decisions for Energy Firms

  • Long-Term Sources of Finance
  • Types of Equity Capital
  • Types of Debt
  • The Optimum Capital Structure/Leverage – Equity or Debt ?
  • Weighted Cost of Capital (WACC) and The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Calculating your WACC and CAPM
  • When & How to use WACC and CAPM
  •  Short-Term Sources of Finance available for energy firms.

Day Four: Investment Appraisal for Energy Firms

  • Investment appraisal using NPV, IRR and payback as applied to the energy firms.
  • Use of Excel functions for investment appraisal: IRR, PV and NPV.
  • Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
  • Use of scenario analysis and stress testing.
  • Economic Value Added (EVA).

Day Five: Energy Market

  •  Physical forward and future market
  • Spot Market
  • Energy Derivatives
  • Energy Derivatives Pricing models
  • Options
  • Call Options
  • Put Options
  • Volatility


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

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

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The Energy Training Centre

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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.
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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?

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