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The Business of Offshore The relentless quest for new sources of energy has propelled the offshore market on a path of robust growth. Oil exploration and extraction, once the preserve of the major oil companies, has seen the emergence of new national oil companies along with a supporting cast of asset-based service companies. The commercial and financial drivers of this new business dynamic will be the focus of “The Business of Offshore” course.

26th–30th October 2014  Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel  Dubai

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Programme Benefits of theoutline Course

The increasing complexity of the expanding offshore energy business coincides with the development of enhanced oil recovery techniques and deep-water exploration technology, presenting both opportunities and challenges to companies involved in this business sector. Managers have a heavy burden of responsibility, and participation on this programme is designed to help them to: •

Achieve higher levels of capital efficiency from expensive assets

Reveal how assets are valued, financed, re-financed and commercially managed to maximize returns on investment.

Implement cost-effective through-life asset management

Assess the risks and employ robust risk-management strategies

Identify who owns and who operates the assets

Chart a path for future growth

Programme outline Who should attend

This programme caters to participants who are seeking an introduction to the Offshore market or would like to widen and deepen their knowledge of the Offshore sector. The sessions are designed for participants from a diverse range of businesses with an interest in the Offshore market, including; •

Oil and Gas corporations

Oilfield services companies

Owners / Operators of offshore vessels

Ship managers and recruiters

Chartering and Brokering


Banks and Financial institutions

Insurance and loss prevention

The fees for this 5 day course is US$4,500 per person, which includes comprehensive course material, tuition, refreshments, and lunch each day. Accommodation is NOT included.

This programme will be delivered by a panel of experienced faculty that will;

A special introductory promotional price of US$ 4,050 is offered for all bookings received before the 15th August 2014

• Enrich the learning experience by introducing practical examples and case studies

• Include International as well as regional subject matter experts

Programme outline Programme Outline

Day 1 – Introduction The course starts after lunch-time with an overview of the programme and laying the foundations that participants will be working with through the course. • An introduction to the Offshore market • The language of Offshore • Overview of Offshore asset types

Day 2 Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the global and regional offshore market and appreciate the particular features of commercial framework of the Offshore sector • • • • • • • •

The Global Offshore market The regional Offshore market Role of administration International institutions in the Offshore market Analysis of an Offshore services business Commercial management of offshore vessels Contracting in the Offshore industry Consortium agreements in Offshore projects

Day 3 Having established the industry framework, participants will analyse the various elements of Offshore project development, funding, risk management and asset base. • • • • • • • •

Tendering processes in the Offshore market Risk management in the Offshore market Insurance in the Offshore market Sale and Purchase of offshore vessels Asset Valuation Offshore new building Project stages in the Offshore market Financing in the Offshore sector

Day 4 On day four participants explore the presence of Offshore businesses in public equity markets, appreciate the cashflow profiles of a range of offshore projects and then gain an in-depth understanding of the asset management aspects of offshore vessels. • • • • • • • • •

Public equity markets and the Offshore sector Cash-flow in an Offshore project Role of Classification in the Offshore sector Technical and redundancy drivers Management of Offshore vessels Developing human capital for the Offshore sector Asset Integrity Management Maintenance and repairs Crisis response

Day 5 The concluding day of the course brings together all the learning, facilitated by insightful perspectives from Offshore vessel owner / operator and highlights the key emerging themes in the global Offshore markets. • Perspectives from an Offshore vessel operator • Emerging trends in the Offshore market • Plenary discussion on future of Offshore market

Various sessions through course will involve case studies and illustrative examples, that will co-relate the theory and the practical aspects of the offshore business. For further details, please visit:

About Cambridge Academy of Transport Programme outline

Established in 1985, Cambridge Academy of Transport is a leading provider of maritime education and executive development programs. Through three decades, our teams have worked with over 6,000 professionals from a range of shipping and associated businesses globally. The ‘Business of Offshore’ programme benefits from our experience spanning 3 decades, of delivering courses that are established leading products in their specific areas of coverage.

Sector specific courses delivered by Cambridge Academy of Transport include ‘Anatomy of Shipping’ , ‘Anatomy of Ship Finance’, ‘Anatomy of Container Shipping’ and the ‘Business of Shipping’ courses. All course participants will receive alumni services through our unique alumni portal For further details on any of our courses, please contact

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