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An Intensive 5 - Day Training Course

Petroleum Industry Fundamentals for
Policy Makers, Regulators and Managers

Petroleum Industry Fundamentals for  Policy Makers, Regulators and Managers

Scheduled Dates

Date: Location: Fee: Enrollment:
25 - 29 Sep 2022 Dubai - UAE $4,950

*Exclusive of VAT

Why Choose this Training Course?

This course will provide a thorough understanding of the upstream oil and gas industry for those whose responsibility it is to formulate and implement government, regulatory and management policy, and to manage, supervise and oversee oil and gas projects.

All aspects of the upstream oil and gas industry are covered – technical, commercial and strategic – in a manner suitable for busy policy makers and senior managers from all backgrounds, whether technical or non-technical.

The roles, responsibilities and technologies are described of the many disciplines involved in oil and gas exploration, development and production, including geoscience, engineering, commercial, managerial and regulatory.

The course is presented from a non-technical management perspective, providing the key information needed to manage, regulate, oversee, supervise and work-with oil and gas companies and project teams on all aspects of oil and gas production.

What are the Goals?

The objectives of the training are:

  • To equip senior policy makers with the appropriate level of knowledge and information to guide and oversee effective oil and gas policy implementation
  • To enable senior personnel of all backgrounds, technical and non-technical, to oversee, regulate and communicate-with professional teams drawn from all technical and commercial disciplines within industry and government
  • To present information in a straight-forward, concise and logical manner, suitable for busy, senior government, regulatory and management personnel
  • To support efficient management of national oil and gas resources by means of effective policy and regulation and by creating an enabling environment for the promotion of the private sector

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge course is suitable to a wide range of professionals:

  • Government ministerial teams and policy advisors
  • Senior managers within government agencies and international oil companies
  • Government and regional regulators of oil and gas operations

How will this Training Course be Presented?

  • This highly interactive and intensive course is presented in the most efficient ways to optimize the time of senior level participants
  • Participants have the opportunity to direct the debates onto topics of most relevance to their work
  • Participants have the opportunity to question the lecturer, who is an industry expert on oil and gas development, on key areas of interest
  • Short videos are presented, stopped and started as necessary to highlight key topics, and allow group debate and analysis

Organisational Impact

Government departments and policy making agencies will benefit from:

  • Enhanced formulation of regulatory and management policy
  • Ability to manage, supervise and oversee oil and gas projects
  • Understanding of motivations, processes and strategies of international oil and gas companies
  • Greater in-house knowledge of all aspects of the upstream oil and gas industry
  • Concise time-effective briefing of busy policy makers and senior managers from all backgrounds, technical and non-technical

Personal Impact

Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the upstream oil and gas industry, leading to:

  • Improved career prospects
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with specialist project teams
  • Insight into working of international oil and gas companies
  • Understanding of the roles, responsibilities and technologies of the very many diverse disciplines involved in upstream oil and gas
  • Straight-forward acquisition of knowledge, presented in non-technical business-focused way

Daily Agenda

Day One: Overview of the Oil and Gas Industry

  • General overview of the petroleum Industry
  • Petroleum geoscience, and the role of geophysicists, geologists and petrophysicists
  • Petroleum engineering, and the role of subsurface reservoir analysis teams as they seek to optimize the recovery of oil or gas.
  • Well engineering, including well drilling, completion, workover and production engineering
  • Surface facilities engineering, and the role of the very wide range of engineers that ensure that oil and gas is produced and transported safely, efficiently and cost effectively
  • Petroleum refining

Day Two: Commercial Aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Field development planning and full lifecycle costing
  • Petroleum resources and reserves evaluation and reporting
  • Petroleum cash-flow & economics
  • Petroleum production licences and contracts
  • Health safety, security, environment and corporate social responsibility

Day Three: Strategic Aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Oil and gas industry players (IOCs, NOCs, OPEC, IEA, finance, contractors)
  • Future of the oil and gas industry
  • The key role of natural gas, and natural gas policy, in the future energy mix
  • Oil industry transition in response to climate change
  • Oil and gas industry issues

Day Four: Workshops

  • Practical interactive workshops
  • Reinforcing and extending the formal course content
  • Directed by the interests and training needs of participants
  • Based upon semi-realistic case studies and examples

Day Five: Workshops

  • Practical interactive workshops
  • Reinforcing and extending the formal course content
  • Directed by the interests and training needs of participants
  • Based upon semi-realistic case studies and examples