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OIL&GAS Exploring the industry from upstream exploration and production to downstream refining, marketing, retailing and beyond

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David A. Wood PhD I ntroducing Oil and Gas - Overview and Industry Segments Principal Consultant, DWA Energy Ltd Finding Oil and Gas - Reservoir Characteristics and Exploration The course’s in-depth analysis of the Oil and Gas Extracting and Processing Oil and Gas - Drilling, Production industry is awesome. It self-teaches and is both easy to and Optimising Recovery read and to understand Oil Refining and Gas Treatment - Refining, Storage and (Akinsola Abegunde, Business Manager, Global Offshore Gases Ltd) Transportation Selling Oil and Gas - Markets, Trading, Risk, Margins and Well-constructed and designed to make one think (David Brown, General Manager, GL Noble Denton) Stocks Managing Oil and Gas - Risks, Opportunities, Organisations and the Future

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FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL & GAS Dear Colleague, Oil and gas are amongst the most important natural resources we have. Aside from providing the majority of our energy, petroleum is used to create countless products upon which we rely in every part of our lives. It is not surprising, then, that the oil and gas industry is a principle driver of the global economy. This unique distance learning course provides you with a comprehensive grounding in all aspects – upstream to downstream - of the industry. In six highly detailed modules you will: • Understand the mechanics behind the distribution of petroleum resources and the organisations that constitute the industry • Learn about the latest techniques used to detect and assess the commercial viability of deposits • Explore the dynamics of the extraction process and the technologies used to process, store, transport and refine oil and gas • Analyse the processes of selling, trading and marketing gas and petroleum products • Evaluate the environmental and geopolitical risks and opportunities, and assess the industry’s future The systems and processes used to produce and commercialise oil and gas are varied and complex, involving large amounts of capital, state-of-the-art technology and vast numbers of skilled personnel serving supply chains that span the globe. The oil and gas industry also poses significant and diverse risks and opportunities for those organisations working along its supply chains. Detailed, industry-wide knowledge will give you an invaluable global perspective, helping you avoid the pitfalls and make the most of opportunities. With the flexibility of learning in your own time and environment, you can be part of a broad range of people who will benefit from studying this essential course.  re you just starting in the industry and need a comprehensive introduction •A to every aspect of oil and gas? •P  erhaps you already work in one segment of the value chain, and would like to gain a more global understanding of your industry?  r are you changing roles and seek a deeper knowledge of an unfamiliar •O field? Whatever your motivation, people working both within and alongside the sector will benefit from a clear overview of this complex and far-reaching industry. The unique blend of self-directed learning, expert tutorial support and peer interaction via a dedicated online forum will ensure thorough, accurate and up-todate knowledge of oil and gas essentials, wherever you are in the world.

David A. Wood PhD Course Director

WHY STUDY WITH IBC ACADEMY? IBC Academy is a leading global organisation in professional training. Since 1998 we have been delivering high quality training, education and qualifications in partnership with universities, associations, industry bodies and educational consultants. IBC Academy provides cutting edge distance learning courses for individuals and companies; instructor led training, on-line learning and blended solutions for in-company corporate training; and educational support services to the academic and commercial sectors. Designed for professionals who have an eye on career development, or companies wishing to implement highly effective corporate training programmes, all IBC Academy courses focus on achieving the perfect synergy between theoretical knowledge and practical application, whilst being aligned to industry specific needs and the study requirements of busy working professionals. IBC Academy enrols thousands of individual students a year to publically offered distance learning courses, as well as thousands more on our global in-company programmes. Study with IBC Academy and you can be assured of a learning experience that is cutting edge, industry relevant and instantly applicable. Visit for a full list of currently enrolling courses. IBC Academy is part of IIR Ltd and Informa plc, the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the global academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities. If you want to discuss our courses or are an education or training provider that wishes to work with us, contact Chris Atwell on +44 (0)20 7017 4497 or email


Dr. David Wood has more than thirty years of international oil and gas experience spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, midstream and downstream projects, contract evaluation and senior corporate management. His early experience includes Phillips Petroleum, Amoco (Africa, Europe and UK), Lundin Oil (South America, Africa, Middle and Far East) and several smaller international companies. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, David was based for three years in Colombia, four years in Dubai and seven years in the UK as Managing Director (Candecca Resources Limited / Morrison Middlefield) for a portfolio of North Sea and onshore UK oil and gas assets. That role involved responsibility for the operation of several producing oil and gas fields, a staff of more than 100, 3D seismic acquisition, drilling of 35 horizontal wells and extensive asset and corporate acquisition and divestment activity. For the past decade he has worked as an independent international consultant, training provider and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work on diverse energy topics including: international energy markets, performance modelling of fiscal designs, petroleum economics and risk analysis, sustainability and renewable energy, enterprise risk and portfolio management, LNG, GTL, gas storage and supply, deepwater exploration and production techniques, corporate performance, energy strategy, geopolitics, mergers and acquisitions, negotiations and project management David is also actively involved in a range of professional training, research, publication and development programmes and is the assistant editor-in-chief of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering.

HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK? A  pplications: Visit the course webpage to enrol online. Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form also securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €.  onfirmation of Enrolment: You should receive confirmation of your C place within 5 working days, and an invoice for the fees if you did not pay on application. Please pay fees promptly or you may lose your place.  ourse Start Date: We will send you your unique username and password C plus full details of how to access our secure online learning environment during the first day of the course. Your online classroom will be accessible from anywhere you have an internet connection. Each module workbook can be accessed online or downloaded and saved/printed if you prefer working from paper, or want to study on the move.  tudy: Plan your study time and location to suit your own preferred learning S style. Work though the learning narratives in the detailed workbooks, undertaking the online and offline directed learning activities, exercises and further reading indicated.  utorials: When you have questions, answers, personal opinions or T experiences to add, have answers to directed learning activities or need further advice, visit the online course tutorial forum to post your discussion to the course director and your fellow students. You can access the tutorial forum at any time when you are online plus, to make your study as easy as possible, we’ll send you a daily round-up of tutorial activity. Make sure you take full advantage of the unique access you gain to our expert industry course tutors. A  ssessment: Each study module ends with an online test for you to check your learning. Take the test online and receive instant feedback. If you fail the test return to the module and revise the relevant sections. You can then retake the test, although the questions will have changed. Completion: Once all modules have been studied and the online tests passed, you will be sent a certificate of completion from IBC Academy as recognition of your study and for CPD purposes.

What’s best about our distance learning? 4A  ccessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection 4 Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study 4P  rofessional – industry leading course directors and tutors  uality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training 4Q 4P  ractical – packed with examples and illustrations 4T  ime effective – specially designed for busy working participants 4 I nteractive – use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge 4N  etwork – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world 4W  ork smart – learn without time away from home or work 4S  ave money – no additional travel or accommodation costs 4C  areer enhancement – boost your CV and promotion potential 4D  etail – retain industry leading course materials for later reference

COMPANIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BENEFITED FROM IBC ACADEMY’S OIL AND GAS TRAINING PROGRAMMES INCLUDE: Acergy Services Ltd • Alldeco S R O • A. P. Moller Maersk • Ariel Reinsurance • AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance • Barbados National Oil Co Ltd • BG Group • BOC Gases • Boskalis Offshore • BP • Brewin Dolphin • British Pipeline Agency Ltd • CB&I • Chevron Texaco • Cybernetics International Services Limited • Daewoo Nigeria Ltd. • Distrigas • Eco & Partner Consult Limited • Enereco • Energia Ltd • E.ON Ruhrgas • Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd • ESSO Exploration Angola Ltd • Fugro Ltd • Fugro Norway Marine Services AS • Gaslink Nigeria Ltd • Gasunie • Germanischer Oil & Gas • GL Noble Denton • Global Offshore Gases Nigeria Limited • Helix Energy Solutions BV • Herbert Smith LLP • HSBC • Industry Canada • Inform Information Systems Ltd (IIS) • Jan De Nul Group • Jdora Ug Ltd • JOGMEC • Johnson Controls Global • JP Morgan Chase • Kinell Services Ltd • Law Development Centre • Leighton Offshore Pte Ltd • Lion Petroleum Pty Ltd • Lloyd’s Register • Middle East Economic Survey • Maersk Oil • MR Offshore Navigation • MRS Oil and Gas Co. Ltd • Münchener de Colombia S.A • Nabors Drilling International Ltd • National Grid Plc • Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd • Oil Spill Response Ltd • Omer Malonga Law Office • Oryx Oil Company Ltd • Petrasco • Petron Corporation • Phoenixtide Offshore Nigeria Ltd • Pipeline Integrity Engineers • Principia • Qatar Gas • Qatar General Petroleum Corporation • Qatar Petroleum • Refining Directorate • Sasol Technology • Saudi Arabian Texaco Inc • Shell Petroleum • Siemens Ltd • Single Buoy Moorings Inc • Songa Offshore SE • South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce • SPT Group • Statoil Asa • Subsea 7 • Suez-Tractebel• Technetics Group • Validus Reinsurance Ltd • Wheeldots Express Logistics Services • Windsor Brokers Ltd

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Distance learning is a flexible, cost-effective way of studying without the need to take time off work or away from home I ntroducing Oil and Gas - Overview and Industry Segments

• The origins of oil and gas and how they are formed • Types of petroleum: conventional and unconventional • Sedimentary basins and the dynamic nature of Earth’s crust • Concepts of finite resources and limitations on recovery • Global distribution of fossil fuels and Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) resource endowment • Industry overview and segments • Components that constitute natural gas • Uses and markets for oil and gas • Role of government agencies in the oil and gas industry • Introduction to the supply and value chain: upstream to downstream • Organisations involved along the supply chain • Distinct economic issues for oil and gas supply chains

• Organic chemistry of petroleum relevant to refining • Transporting and storing crude oil: pipelines and tankers • Refining oil: historical and geographic trends • Characteristics of refined petroleum products • Refinery configurations and processes • Distilling, cracking, reforming, blending, treating • Supply and demand trends and markets of petroleum products • Refinery margins and crack spreads • Transporting and storing gas: pipelines and other methods • Underground gas storage (UGS) • Refining gas and gas to liquids (GTL) technologies • Gas processing and treatment: dehydrating, sweetening • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) extraction from natural gas • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) • New potential sources of LNG supply – North America and East Africa • Gas to power: combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) • Petroleum product and natural gas distribution networks

F  inding Oil and Gas - Reservoir Characteristics and Exploration

• An introduction to petroleum geology • Defining and calculating resources and reserves • Assessing exploration chance of success • Reservoir characterisation, performance and engineering • Conventional and non-conventional petroleum resources • Shale gas, tight gas sands and coal bed methane • Shale oil, oil sands and bitumen • Exploration and prospecting: broad surveying techniques • Remote detection methods • Seismic and other geophysical surveying technologies • Exploration and appraisal drilling • Types of borehole and reasons for drilling them • Types of exploration and production contract and fiscal system • Accounting for risk • Economics of exploration: financing, time value and expected value

E  xtracting and Processing Oil and Gas - Drilling, Production and Optimising Recovery

• Well planning and design • Authority for expenditure (AFE) • Subsurface pressure and temperature • Hole sections and well trajectory • Deviated and horizontal drilling • Types of drilling rigs, systems and equipment • Drilling procedures, problems and remedies • Blowout preventers (BOPs) and blowout contingency planning • Wireline logging and measurement while drilling (MWD) • Production engineering • Allocation of historical production to reservoirs and wells • Production technologies • Marine operations • Fixed and floating production facilities (including FPSOs) • Subsea technologies • Well completion • Artificial lift and reservoir stimulation • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques • Typical timings and costs

Oil Refining and Gas Treatment -

Refining, Storage and Transportation

• Crude oil evaluation and classification • Compositional differences between light and heavy crude oil

Selling Oil and Gas - Markets,

Trading, Risk, Margins and Stocks

• Global markets and key players • Physical and paper trading markets • Market segments: wholesale and retail • Aviation fuels, marine bunker fuels and lubricants • Spot and term sales • Benchmark prices and formula pricing • Brent, WTI and Dubai crude benchmarks • Contango and normal backwardation market conditions • Commodity exchanges, electronic trading and over-the-counter (OTC) trades • Trading instruments: forwards, futures, swaps and options • Hedging from various supply chain perspectives • Margin swaps and collar hedges • Risk management in trading and exploiting arbitrage opportunities • Retail fuel marketing and distribution logistics • Network analysis of retail fuel sites: location and facilities • Retail fuel margins and non-fuel margins from convenience stores at fuel stations • Biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) and road transport fuel markets • Fuel station pump technology and process • Oil inventories and strategic stocks

Managing Oil and Gas - Risks,

Opportunities, Organisations and the Future

• Geopolitical risks and opportunities • Techniques for quantifying political risks • Environmental and sustainability issues • Gas flaring, emissions and contamination • Prudent operators and best practice • Triple bottom line approach to decision making • Industry and regulatory bodies • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) • Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) • International Energy Agency (IEA) • Legal concepts and contractual frameworks • Sole risk and non-consent • Farmout and joint venture arrangements • Dispute resolution and arbitration • Fiscal elements and designs • Production sharing and mineral interest systems • Cost recovery from government and producer perspectives • Future of energy: challenges and opportunities • Trends in uses of energy and per capita energy intensity • World primary energy mix and substitutes for oil and gas • Forecasts for fossil fuels and the primary energy balance to 2050

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