Oil and Gas Business Discovery - OGBD

Discipline: Petroleum Business
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Dr. Kent Saugier
  • Mr. John C. Scruton-Wilson
  • Mr. Ronnie Tucker


Related courses
Economics of Worldwide Petroleum Production - EWP
Petroleum Risk and Decision Analysis - PRD
Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum Industry Value Cycle - EPB
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This simulation experience enables delegates to assume the role of senior management who are managing operations spanning the full value chain from license acquisition to exploration, appraisal and production, and oil and gas marketing. The program takes delegates on a simulated, multi-year journey where small teams collaborate, build fundamental capabilities and practice real-world decision making. Participants receive feedback and analysis of their decisions and strategies and form action plans to apply the knowledge and skills back on the job.
Designed For
Staff from all disciplines who want to know more about the full value chain and to gain a deeper understanding of the part their role plays in a wider context.
You will learn
How To:
  • Manage operations through a highly interactive 4-day business simulation, which offers attendees an experiential learning program based around a fictional international oil and gas company
  • Incorporate real-life insights, as well as experience hands-on practice in managing this upstream company
  • Grasp a holistic perspective of the industry from experienced oil and gas professionals who will provide coaching and guidance throughout
Course Content
  • Strategy development in a competitive environment
  • Formulating business plans and managing performance to deliver corporate goals over multiple years
  • New country entry and building a portfolio of assets
  • Decision making - investment criteria, negotiating transactions and managing risks
  • Asset trading
  • Value chain management
  • Reputation management with governments, shareholders, communities and others
  • Joint venture - managing complex partner issues
  • Government relations - understanding the regulatory and fiscal environment in which you operate and lobbying for change