We can offer a number of CPD programmes tailored to your needs in the areas below. Please note that timing is dependent on the availability of staff.

 

LAW

Oil and Gas Law

  • Contractual issues in upstream oil and gas operations
  • Regulatory issues in upstream oil and gas operations
  • Energy Security (OPEC, IEP, Energy Charter Treaty)
  • Licensing
  • Production Sharing Agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Mature Province Initiatives
  • Access to Infrastructure
  • International Maritime Boundaries
  • Joint Development Agreements
  • Technical Service Contracts
  • Joint Operating Agreements
  • Risk allocation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Health and Safety– evolution of regulatory models
  • Health and Safety – developments post-Deepwater Horizon
  • Environmental Law – principles and examples
  • Decommissioning – international law and case studies


Corporate Governance

  • Company law and corporate governance
  • Introduction – What is Corporate Governance?
  • Introduction – classical legal concepts of the company and its governance
  • Models of corporate governance in leading jurisdictions
  • Economic models of Corporate Governance
  • Stakeholder models of corporate governance
  • Hybrid models of Corporate Governance
  • UK reformed company law and corporate governance
  • Code-based models of corporate governance
  • The US approach – Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Corporate Governance after the financial crisis

 

GEOLOGY

  • Introductory Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists
  • Petroleum Systems Concept
  • The concepts of geological and seismic exploration and technology analysis.

 

ENGINEERING

  • Reservoir Fluids and their Mixtures
  • Geoscience in Exploration and Production
  • Well Engineering
  • Reservoir Management and Surveillance
  • Facilities Engineering
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Flow Assurance
  • Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery
  • Carbonates Reservoirs
  • Heavy and Extra Heavy Oils
  • Natural Gas: LNG and CNG
  • CO2 and H2S Management
  • Environmental Issues
  • Project Management
  • Technology Developments

 

CHEMISTRY IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

  • Distillation of Crude
  • Coking Processes and Fluid Catalytic Cracking
  • Alkylation and Isomerization
  • Hydro-treating and Hydrocracking
  • Catalytic Reforming
  • Methane Processing
  • Petrochemicals
  • Cross-Border Oil Pipelines
  • Mature Petroleum Province Issues
  • Dispute Avoidance and Resolution in Oil and Gas
  • Negotiation in Upstream Oil and Gas

 

PETROLEUM ECONOMICS

  • Structural Characteristics of the Oil Industry
  • Economics of Oil and Gas Depletion
  • Oil Supply and Demand Curves and Price Determination
  • Future Prospects for the World Petroleum Industry
  • OPEC
  • Risk and Investment Evaluation in Petroleum
  • Economics of International Upstream Petroleum Taxation
  • Economic Modelling

 

MANAGEMENT

  • Essentials of Human Resources Practice
  • Project Management
  • Negotiation
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Finance Essentials
  • Strategic Marketing

 

PETROLEUM GEOLOGY AND GEOSCIENCES

  • The Petroleum System
  • How explorationists learn in the absence of geological models and how myths are born
  • The geological cycle and global tectonics
  • Plate tectonics and hydrocarbons
  • Oil exploration in rifts
  • Exploring for hydrocarbons on continental margins
  • Hydrocarbon exploration in foreland basins and mountain belts
  • Petroleum exploration in strike-slip basins
  • The process of oil exploration – building a balanced exploration portfolio
  • Comparing apples and oranges –how to make risked decision in exploration
  • History of the discipline and essential concepts
  • Seismic stratigraphy and key surfaces
  • Sequences and systems tracts
  • Clastic sedimentary environments 1
  • Clastic sedimentary environments 2
  • Plate tectonics and structural settings
  • Elements of Structural Geology
  • Geomechanics: principles and practice
  • Structural Interpretation of Seismic Data
  • Structural traps and fault seal analysis
  • Sedimentology of Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Sedimentology of carbonate reservoirs
  • Source Rock Geochemistry and Formation of Oil and Gas