Upstream / Downstream Petroleum Business Courses

Group A: Petroleum Business Operation Management

  1. International Petroleum Business – Upstream
  2. International Petroleum Business – Downstream
  3. The Petroleum Oil & Gas Industry for Non-Experts
  4. Upstream Fundamentals
  5. Basic Downstream Fundamentals
  6. Downstream Petroleum Economics
  7. International Gas Business Management
  8. Fundamentals of Downstream Oil & Gas Business
  9. Fundamentals of Natural Gas Marketing
  10. Introduction to Natural Gas Energy Business
  11. Managing Petroleum Resource Volume
  12. Biofuels Investment and Marketing Strategy
  13. Carbon Trading and Finance
  14. Natural Gas & LNG Business: From Production to Marketing & Regulations
  15. Fundamentals of the Oil and Gas Industry
  16. Petroleum Prospect Appraisal & Economics
  17. Group B: Procurements, Contracts & Agreements
  18. Procurement & Contract Management Program
  19. Fundamentals of International Oil and Gas Laws
  20. Fundamentals of Petroleum Contracts and Agreements
  21. International Petroleum Contract Negotiation Strategies
  22. Petroleum Contracts, Negotiations and Agreements
  23. Strategic Planning and Contract Negotiations
  24. Fundamentals of Procurements
  25. Procurement & Contract Management
  26. Fundamentals of Contract Management & Administration
  27. Procurement Strategic Planning, Policy Procedure and Practices
  28. Procurement and Contract Management and Administration
  29. Competitive Solicitations, Sourcing & Contract Management
  1. International Petroleum Business-Upstream Business

Who Should Attend: This training course is designed for managers, supervisors and operating personnel concerned with costs, profitability, budgets, the company “bottom line” and other aspects of economic analysis of petroleum production on a project, corporate, and worldwide basis.

Learning Expectations: This International Petroleum Business – Upstream Business training course is focused on the Upstream business. Topics covered include host government agreements, exploration, drilling, production, reservoir management, pipelines, gas processing, wholesale markets, and projects economics. The course combines formal presentations along with team business workshops by course participants.

Duration: One Week

  1.  International Petroleum Business-Downstream Business

Who Should Attend: This training course is designed for managers, supervisors and operating personnel concerned with costs, profitability, budgets, the company “bottom line” and other aspects of economic analysis of petroleum production on a project, corporate, and worldwide basis.

Learning Expectations: This International Petroleum Business – Downstream Business training course is focused on the Downstream business. Topics covered include markets, petroleum economics, ship transportation, refining, petrochemicals, program and gas markets, including LNG, power projects, and GTL. The course combines formal presentations along with team business workshops by course participants.

Duration: One Week

  1. The Petroleum Oil and Gas Industry For Non-Experts

Who Should Attend: This training course is designed for technical and non-technical employees, support staff that require a basic knowledge of industry operations, accountants who analyze oil and gas companies, petroleum industry financial analysts and investors, sales personnel who market products and services to the industry.

Learning Expectations: This Petroleum Oil and Gas Industry For Non – Experts training course provides a comprehensive overview of the oil and gas industry from upstream exploration and production, midstream gas processing and transportation, to downstream refining, sales and marketing operations. It provides a good understanding of the role of oil and gas in the energy mix, the value chain functions of exploration, production, transportation, refining and marketing, how crude oil and natural gas are discovered, produced and transported, how crude oil and natural gas are transformed into useful products, how the major business drivers impact strategic decisions. Course participants will understand the process of fossil oil formation, reserve and discovery, processes involved in oil and gas exploration, crude oil and gas production, the dynamic of natural gas markets, oil refining, products, marketing and pricing LNG development, natural gas, crude oil evaluation and selection, oil refining, supply, demand, and pricing, oil marketing and the structure of the oil and gas industry.

Duration: One Week

  1. Upstream Fundamentals

Who Should Attend: This training course is designed for technical and non-technical professionals, support staff and other personnel, who require a basic understanding of the upstream petroleum operations.

Learning Expectations: This Upstream Fundamentals training course provides the basic fundamentals of the upstream sector, the processes and technologies, and the risk and economics of the business. It also covers a broad range of topics needed to provide participants with a good understanding of the upstream operations. Topics covered include overview of upstream business, introduction to oil and gas formation, petroleum oil and gas exploration, basic petroleum geology, upstream drilling operations, well testing and formation evaluation, well completions and preparation for production, reservoir fundamentals, oil production operations, drive mechanisms, surface facilities, oil-gas separation, oil-water separation, natural gas, crude oil treating systems, transportation, upstream economics, risk analysis, and host government agreement.

Duration: Two Weeks

  1. Downstream Fundamentals

Who Should Attend: This training course is designed for downstream (refining, LNG, transportation, and marketing) sector employees, suppliers, technical and non-technical professionals, support staff, industrial petroleum buyers, and other personnel, who require a basic understanding of the downstream petroleum operations.

Learning Expectations: This Downstream Fundamentals training course covers the fundamentals of the downstream sector, the processes and technologies, and economics of the business. The course covers a broad range of topics needed to provide participants with a good understanding of the downstream operations. Topics covered include the refining technology and operation, petroleum types, uses, and characteristics, crude oil fractions, refined products, quality specifications, crude oil distillation, catalytic reforming, catalytic cracking, alkylation and isomerization, product blending, downstream economics, refinery margins, crude oil supply, demand, and pricing, price monitoring and planning, natural gas processing, liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas to liquid processing, natural gas marketing and economics, refined oil and gas product transportation and storage. The course also touches on petrochemicals building blocks, olefins and aromatic processing.

Duration: Two Weeks

  1. Downstream Petroleum Economics

Who Should Attend: This training course is designed for downstream sector technical and non-technical professionals, employees, suppliers, support staff, industrial petroleum buyers, and other personnel, who require a basic understanding of the downstream petroleum operations and the economics.

Learning Expectations: This Downstream Petroleum Economics training course provides an in-depth coverage of the downstream operations, their business economics, driving forces, strategies of downstream oil business. A variety of topics are covered including the structure of the oil and gas industry, refinery technology, complexity, types and operations, refinery economics, crude oil and product pricing, process unit yields, operating correlations, product blending issues, supply chain management, capital and operating costs, financial terminology, refinery economic calculations, operating margin. crude oil evaluation and selection, oil refining, supply, demand, and pricing, products, natural gas processing, marketing, economics, price monitoring and planning, liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas to liquid processing, refined oil and gas product transportation and storage.

Duration: Two weeks

  1.  International Gas Business Management

Who Should Attend:This training course is designed for operating managers, field personnel, project managers, Chief Financial Officers, Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officers, technology managers, budget managers.

Learning Expectations: This International Gas Business Management training course is a 2 weeks course and provides an integrated understanding of today’s international gas industry- from upstream exploration and field development , to midstream pipelines and LNG, to downstream markets including LPGS, gas distribution, power generation, petrochemicals, and gas-to-liquid conversion- and includes sessions on financing, regulation, project management and market. The course combines formal presentations along with team business workshops by course participants. The workshop allows participants to develop and manage an integrated gas business setting from early exploration through retail markets.

Duration: Two Weeks

  1. Fundamentals Of Downstream Oil and Gas Business

Who Should Attend: This training course has been designed for downstream (refining, transportation, and marketing) sector employees, suppliers, government regulators, industrial petroleum buyers, or others interested in gaining a broad understanding of the downstream oil and gas business.

Learning Expectations: This Fundamentals of Downstream training course provides an overview of the oil and gas industry operations, nature of crude oil and natural gas, oil and gas in energy supply and demand. The course covers the downstream refinery operations, separation, quality improvement, conversion and upgrading, blending and support operations, building the refinery, refined product marketing, refined products distribution, gasoline operations, valuing crude oil, balancing physical and financial markets, natural gas and liquid gas (LNG) operations, oil and gas transportation, refined product shipments, storage, alternative fuels, as well as the economic drivers

Duration: Two Weeks

  1. Fundamentals of Natural Gas Marketing

Who Should Attend: This training course is designed for petroleum managers and legal professionals who deal with international oil and gas legal matters.

Learning Expectations: The Fundamentals of Natural Gas Marketing training course provides an overview of the current natural gas market and pricing environment as viewed primarily from the perspective of the gas producers. The session will include an overview of the gas supply and demand, gas regulations, gas transportation, gas storage, market strategies, and important infrastructure developments which have contributed to the present-day market. Insights into the determinants of natural gas pricing, including pricing strategies and risk management, will also be discussed.

Duration: Two Weeks

  1. Introduction to Natural Gas Energy Business

Who Should Attend: The introduction to natural gas energy business training course is designed for technical, non-technical, scientists, non-scientists, management, support staff, new and administrative staff and others who need a better understanding of the gas business, to enhance the effectiveness of their own organization

Learning Expectations: This training course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the petroleum natural gas business, gas exploration, gas field development and operations, treatment and processing, transportation of gas, natural gas economics, current global markets and issues, as well as future trends for the natural gas business. A variety of topics are covered including: introduction to the petroleum oil and gas industry, gas supply and demand, gas regulations, current issues and future trends, global distribution of hydrocarbons, gas reservoirs, methods and tools used for hydrocarbon exploration, including drilling, how to assess amounts of hydrocarbons-in-place, field appraisal and development, gas treatment and processing, liquefied natural gas (LNG), overview of gas to liquid (GTL) technology, gas composition, technical specifications, production performance and production forecasts, surface production engineering and field operations, gas transportation, gas storage, market strategies, global trading, natural gas pricing and risk management, issues and future trends, health, safety and environmental issues associated with natural gas production and processing.

Duration: One Week

  1. Managing Petroleum Resource Volume

Who Should Attend: The petroleum resource volume management training course is designed for managers, technical, non-technical, petroleum-engineering professionals, government representatives and all those who are involved in managing petroleum resources for their organizations, government or countries.

Learning Expectations: This Resource Volume training course provides participants with fundamental knowledge and techniques for effective upstream petroleum resource volume management for better opportunity portfolio management, future cash flows estimation and management and for the growth potential and future health of their oil and gas business. The training course covers a broad range of topics including: introduction to the upstream petroleum oil & gas business, petroleum “reserves” and “resources” volumes, how to estimate resource volume, methods to estimate reserves volume, reserves definitions & reporting, petroleum resource volume classification systems; financial impact and future implications; effective petroleum resource volume management & governance.

Duration: One Week

  1. Procurement and Contract Management Program

Who Should Attend: This training course is particularly relevant to contract administrators, contract managers, contract/acquisition specialists, program director/managers, and executives.

Learning Expectations: This Procurement and Contract Management training program is designed for participants acquiring good procurement and contract management skills. A variety of topics are covered, including planning, (how to plan different procurement strategies based on different procurement requirements), key pre-award and solicitation activities, needs assessment, business case analysis, risk assessment, obtaining approvals, solicitation types and the preparation of a terms of reference, award processes, administration and monitoring, post-contract evaluation, corporate reporting, vendor relationship management, law, ethics, and best practices in procurement management, drafting contracts and negotiations.

Duration: One Week

  1. Fundamentals Of International Oil and Gas Law

Who Should Attend: This training course is suggested for petroleum managers and legal professionals who deal with international oil and gas legal matters.

Learning Expectations: The Fundamentals of International Oil and Gas Law training course is designed to give participants a basic understanding of the legal fundamentals that make their international transactions work, ranging from the principles that apply to interpreting and enforcing their agreements, to the procedures for resolving their disputes, to addressing interpretational issues posed by common contract provisions, and to avoiding liability under environmental and bribery laws. The course will allow participants to identify confidently potential legal problems and address them before they become serious, and to facilitate the smooth interaction between oil and gas professionals, host government representatives, and their lawyers.

Duration: One Week

  1.  Fundamentals Of Upstream Petroleum Agreement

Who Should Attend: This training course is designed for individuals interested in learning the legal and commercial aspects of today’s upstream petroleum agreement.

Learning Expectations: This Fundamentals of Upstream Petroleum Agreement training course covers in a practical manner both the legal and commercial aspects of the key upstream legal agreements- Concession Agreements and Production Sharing contract, joint venture arrangements including joint operating agreements, Farmout Agreement, purchase and sales agreements and accounting issues that arise during the exploration and production periods. The course combines formal presentations along with team business workshops by course participants.

Duration: One Week

  1.  International Petroleum Contracts and Negotiations

Who Should Attend: This training program is designed for managers and personnel in petroleum oil and gas exploration and production industry; national oil company managers; government representatives and others in the oil industry who are involved or expect to be involved in negotiating, administering, reviewing, managing, directing, and overseeing local and international exploration and production contracts between host governments and outside contractors.

Learning Expectations: This International Petroleum Contracts and Negotiations training course will test your negotiating strategies and techniques that will shape the final contractual terms you receive and ultimately also define the economic benefits to be realized for your organization or government. Through this program participants will learn to develop their negotiating skills for the oil and gas industry contract negotiations, to learn the philosophy, evolution, and fundamentals of international petroleum contracts, distinguish between different types of contracts; anticipate, and overcome, standard tactics contract negotiation tactics, understand the host governments and outside production sharing joint venture contractors, how to achieve a win-win contract, understand the economics terms of an oil and gas production and exploration contract; determine the economic value of various contract terms; negotiate and assess the value of contractual terms. Topics covered include an introduction to contract negotiation principles, negotiations workshop, host government agreements, Joint venture contract objectives, types of international petroleum contracts; principles and terms in all contracts; features of different types of contracts; dividing the production; typical contract for exploration and production, contract operating issues; funding petroleum development programs; contractor’s risk and payment; contract economics and non-financial issues; model contract, analysis of contract provisions; acceptable ethics in international petroleum operations.

Duration: One Week