Business Strategy Management for Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry

Align management processes with operational challenges to master dynamics of the global industry

Attend this three-day interactive programme to:

  • Gain insights into the interplay between the upstream, midstream, and downstream industry to identify synergies and challenges along the end-to-end value chain
  • Investigate the due diligence and pre-qualification of exploration and production projects  to reduce financial risks and maximise returns of investment
  • Review reservoir appraisal and development planning processes to ensure a robust and efficient exploration and production of natural resources
  • Compare the volumes and allocations of investments to optimise your cost and partnership management
  • Learn how to handle human rights and environmental issues and investigate dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Explore the fundamental principles of the Hazard and Effects Management Process (HEMP) and its implications on your commercial operations

What is the programme about?

The oil and gas industry encompasses a range of different activities and processes which jointly contribute to the transformation of underlying petroleum resources into useable end-products valued by industrial and private customers. These different activities are inherently linked with each other and these linkages might occur within or across individual firms, and within or across national boundaries. Understanding and managing these industry dynamics is vital to align management processes with operational challenges to improve the business performance. 

This comprehensive three-day training programme is a must-attend course that navigates delegates through the complex interdependencies in the international oil and gas industry. Understanding the processes along the production chain enables delegates to align management processes with operational challenges.


This course is designed for all non-technical personnel, investors, bankers, businessmen, new engineers, secretarial, administrative, management, field support, accounting, purchasing, economics, legal, finance, human resources, and those interested in obtaining a general understanding of the petroleum industry.



Introduction to Oil and Gas Industry

Energy Market Overview and New Technologies

  • Introduction to the Gas world
  • Energy industry overview
  • World energy oil and gas supply and demand
  • IOCs/NOCs
  • Oil and gas resources
  • Possibilities of substitution

Oil and Gas Value Chains Economics: The Supply and Demand Market Mechanisms

  • Upstream
  • Exploration
  • Development
  • Production
  • Midstream
  • Transportation
  • Trading
  • Downstream: Crude Refining and Marketing
  • The Refining Process
  • Oil Product Demand
  • Petrochemicals

DAY 2 

Oil and gas Exploration and Productioin Management

Due Diligence and Pre- qualification Analysis

  • Access and Development Rights: Processes and pitfalls
  • Economics of oil leases
  • Reserve analysis and production forecasting
  • Auctions
  • Partnership principles
  • Risk screening process

Interactive session: Due Diligence
Delegates will engage in analysis of critical due diligence factors to conduct pre-qualifications of projects under various scenarios.

Seismic Exploration Projects

  • Project delivery process
  • Seismic survey evaluation and interpretation

Exploration Drilling

  • Planning the well
  • Budget reviews
  • Cost minimisation

Reservoir Appraisal and Development Planning

  • Project evaluation process
  • Contractor relationships
  • Social and environmental impact assessment

Interactive session: Reservoir Appraisal and Development Planning
Based on carefully created scenarios, delegates will conduct project evaluations to improve their commercial decision making processes.

Reservoir Development

  • Development plan
  • Production operations
  • Defining costs in the  upstream
  • Cost management
  • Partnership management

DAY 3 

Regulatory Affairs and HSE

Regulatory Issues in Oil and Gas

  • Key regulatory and contractual issues in oil and gas
  • Bilateral and multilateral agreements
  • Handling of Human Rights and environmental issues
  • Dispute resolution mechanisms

Health, Safety and Environmental Challenges

  • Agenda 21: Environmental Issues
  • HSE Management System
  • Hazard and Effects Management Process HEMP
  • Bow-tie Method


  • Summary
  • Q&A


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“Very positive Organisation.” 

Delivered by

Ana Maria Jaller-Makarewicz has more than 20 years’ experience in the international power sector.

Dates & Locations

This course is only available as a custom course tailored for your business, contact us to discuss your requirements.