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International Petroleum, Oil and Gas Investment: Joint Ventures, Mergers, Acquisitions, Strategic and Financial Asset Management Course

By: HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute


06 - 31 Mar, 2017  26 days

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GBP 20,000

This is a 20-day course. At the end of the course, you will receive a Diploma-Postgraduate in in International Petroleum Oil and Gas Investment (Quad Credit).

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

  • Address the issue of Mature Field Valuation;
  • Address, effectively, how the ‘Stabilization Clause’, as it pertains to Oil Companies, as ‘Inward Investors’, is generally addressed;
  • Analyse some LNG case study;
  • Analyse the current status of oil and gas industry in the global economy in the following aspects:
  • Analyse the domestic politics of oil and gas;
  • Analyse the performance and the strategies employed by oil and gas companies to gain competitive advantage;
  • Ascertain how petroleum products are sold and marketed through the different channels;
  • Ascertain the determinants for the retail price of motor fuels;
  • Be familiar with the concept of Gas to Liquids (GTL);
  • Be knowledgeable about the demand, supply and transportation costs of crude oil;
  • Convince others of their heightened understanding of the gathering systems, construction and operation of pipelines;
  • Define the reproduction costs and production cost as used in the upstream oil and gas company;
  • Delineate the factors that are associated with ‘Resource Curse’, how it pertains to the Oil and Gas Industry and the measures that should be implemented to avert that situation;
  • Demonstrate a heightened understanding about natural gas reserves, fields and production;
  • Demonstrate a heightened understanding about the refinery product mix;
  • Demonstrate a high degree of competence in the management of Workers’ Health and Safety!
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Multiple Products;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Oil and Gas Taxation;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Valuing Production on a Per Barrel Basis;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Working Interest;
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the founding principles, market share and emerging strategy of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC);
  • Demonstrate their understanding of fuel standards and specifications;
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the Oil and Gas Reserves;
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the operation of a ‘Public Equity’;
  • Describe how motor fuel prices are politicized;
  • Describe how the modern Super-Tankers differ from their conventional counterparts;
  • Describe the downstream transportation;
  • Describe the evolution of tanker design;
  • Describe the process involved in Evaluating the Environmental Impact;
  • Describe the structure of oil and gas industry;
  • Describe the two crude price eras;
  • Determine how LNG is priced and marketed;
  • Determine some effective Business Strategy adopted by the oil and gas sectors;
  • Determine the accounting process employed for upstream costs;
  • Determine the bargaining power available to the contractor;
  • Determine the future of oil and gas firms; and
  • Determine the interest of the Government and Corporation in the oil and gas companies;
  • Determine the petroleum fiscal regimes;
  • Determine the profitability aspect of the oil and gas industry;
  • Determine the technology innovations in the upstream oil and gas industry;
  • Determine, analytically, the primary Strategic Goals of IOCs and NOCs;
  • Differentiate E&P firms from downstream oil and gas;
  • Discover how oil and gas are transported;
  • Discus, with confidence, the operations of the Oil and Gas Industry in international perspective;
  • Discuss about LNG break-even;
  • Discuss at least three Environmental Risks posed by the transportation of Natural Gas;
  • Discuss strategic cost management in the oil and gas industry;
  • Discuss the concept of field reinvestment and renewal, specifically in terms of:
  • Discuss the concept of Production Enhancement;
  • Discuss the issue regarding curse of oil;
  • Discuss, with a heightened understanding, how to deal with joint venture conflict and suggest ways to avoid or resolve them;
  • Distinguish upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas company;
  • Elucidate how a company’s Performance and Creditworthiness might be assessed;
  • Elucidate the benefits that National Oil Companies (NOCs) derive from their governments, in order to weather the ‘volatility storm’;
  • Enumerate the important factors in the retail price of motor fuels;
  • Enumerate the powers of national companies;
  • Enumerate the Refining Process and state what happen in each stage;
  • Enumerate the steps involved in project execution;
  • Establish the gas-to-oil linkage;
  • Establish the link between crude oil and commodity;
  • Establish the link between global market and pricing for natural gas;
  • Establish the operational relationship between NOC and IOC;
  • Evaluate the present status of price, supply and demand volatility;
  • Exemplify the issue of ‘learning and knowledge sharing’ in joint ventures;
  • Explain ‘Enhanced Recovery Costs;
  • Explain how Private Equity Firms operate;
  • Explain how Project Opportunities are developed;
  • Explain how the Tax Regimes of Major Oil producers generally address ‘Investment Uplifts’ of Oil Companies;
  • Explain how to develop agreements relevant to oil and gas projects;
  • Explain how to handle contractor relationships;
  • Explain the concept of ‘Signature Bonuses’ and how they might be applied in Public and Private Ownership;
  • Explain the concept of joint development in the oil and gas industry;
  • Explain the concept of mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry;
  • Explain the concept of peak oil demand, crude oil, shift to gas and shale gas;
  • Explain the concept of ruminations on valuation;
  • Explain the concepts of ED&P and the Cost of Business;
  • Explain the economics of the curse of oil;
  • Explain the innovations in technology and cost control;
  • Explain the international convention for ‘Domestic Market Obligations’, of Operating Oil Companies;
  • Explain the occasions on which some governments tax Windfall Profit of Oil Companies;
  • Explain the price elasticity of motor fuels;
  • Explain the process of ‘Project Life-Cycle Review’;
  • Explain the relationship between the ‘International Oil and Gas Supply’, on the one hand, and the ‘Spot and Futures Prices’ on the other;
  • Explain, in much detail, Break-Even;
  • Express their familiarity with Corporate Finance;
  • Express their understanding of the factors that are associated with the Oil and Gas Industry’s Financial Performance;
  • Find out how oil tankers shift the competitive balance;
  • Identify some commodity and specialty chemicals;
  • Identify the Chevron cost control;
  • Identify the countries afflicted by the curse;
  • Identify the fiscal regime in the oil and gas sector;
  • Identify the role, duties and responsibilities of tanker operators;
  • Identify the substitute products and renewable/alternative energy;
  • Identify the use of natural gas and its markets;
  • Indicate how the right to develop a project is achieved;
  • Indicate how to attain a successful contractor relationship in terms of:
  • Indicate how to manage contractor supply chain;
  • Indicate how to manage political risk;
  • Indicate the Role of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in the stabilisation of oil prices;
  • Know how gas and oil are traded and marketed;
  • Know how the oil and gas industry has evolved over the years;
  • Know how the price of Crude Oil is determined and the transactions involved;
  • Know the chemistry and form of natural gas;
  • Know the interrelated nature between Contractor Relationships and Supply Chain;
  • Know the present tanker charter rates;
  • Know what influence zone pricing;
  • Know where gasoline at a particular station comes from;
  • Learn about aviation fuel, lubricants, fuel oils for heating and power generation and asphalt and propane;
  • Learn about petrochemical production;
  • Learn about the integrated LNG project;
  • Learn how to deal with problems in project development and suggest ways to avoid or resolve them;
  • Learn how to Refining margins and profitability;
  • Learn the Benchmarking strategies of crude oil producer company;
  • Learn the following aspects of Business Financing in the oil and gas industry:
  • Learn the fundamentals gas pricing;
  • List some government and policy changes relative to the oil and gas industry;
  • List the main Strategic Interest of IOCs and NOCs;
  • List the major Players in the oil and gas industry, outlining the main factors associated with their sustainability;
  • List the types of contractor relationships;
  • Name at least three Venture Capitalists in the UK and the types of companies that they are likely to support;
  • Name some industry substitutes and alternative fuels used in the industry;
  • Name the Top-Line Risks in the petroleum industry;
  • Narrate the evolution of at least two National Oil Companies (NOCs);
  • Narrate the ways by which a company’s Financial Performance might be assessed;
  • Outline the difference between Revenue and Earnings;
  • Outline the Oil and Gas Industry Value Chain;
  • Outline the process of Assessing the Socioeconomic Impact on Oil Companies;
  • Perform project financial and risk analysis;
  • Point out the main factors that are associated with the future of the global oil and gas industry;
  • Provide an illustrative example of the concept of global refining;
  • Provide an indication of Joint Venture Projects are managed;
  • Provide an indication of the different ways by which a Project might be Funded;
  • Provide an overview of the ‘Project Evaluation Process’;
  • Relate the brief history of oil tankers;
  • Relate the evolution of PSA;
  • See the growing demand for energy;
  • See the overview of chemical industry;
  • Show others how the Balance Sheet operates;
  • Specify the governing rules and policy in chartering a vessel;
  • Specify the innovation introduced in the oil and gas sector and the technology utilised therein;
  • Specify the role and value of oil and gas in terms of national security and national wealth;
  • Suggest the importance of a Managerial Balance Sheet;
  • Suggest the strategy that the major International Oil Companies (IOCs) adopt to reduce operational costs while operating in several geographical locations simultaneously;
  • Suggest two ways to avoid the curse of oil;
  • Summarise the history of crude price;
  • Vividly describe, with examples, a well formulated shipping contract.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Mar 06 - 31 Mar, 2017
GBP 20,000.00 + 1,000.00 (VAT)
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+44 7736147507; +44 1902 763607; +44 2071935906; +

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