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UNDERSTAND YOUR ROLE IN THE BIGGER PICTURE


Our unique courses help you to understand the full E&P value chain in the safe environment of business simulation.

COURSE STRUCTURE

ALL OF OUR COURSES ARE MADE OF 3 CORE ELEMENTS

PRESENTATION

Presentations are used throughout the courses to explain and discuss all commercial aspects of the E&P value chain.

SIMULATION

Our unique simulation provides all the tools required to identify, analyse and implement the key strategic decisions faced by a real-life oil and gas company.

EVENTS

Our staged, ‘real life’ industry events offer a chance to experience first hand the interactions of industry executives.

During the course...

  • Use a sophisticated simulation to experience executive E&P management
  • Join the Board of a company wanting to internationalise
  • Develop a competitive strategy, take decisions, see results
  • Learn from experienced trainers in a variety of environments

And

  • Plan ahead, manage your portfolio, manage your financials
  • Direct international operations, build your asset base
  • Analyse your risk and reward balance and make adjustments
  • Manage your finances, your technology, HSE and your reputation

And

  • Take exploration decisions and see your wells succeed – or fail
  • Take development decisions and deliver production
  • Optimise your fields performance and extend field life
  • Progress your business in a variety of cultures

And

  • Extend your global reach, internationalise, access frontier acreage
  • Meet Ministers, negotiate commercial transactions, form joint ventures
  • Do deals, trade assets – and live with the consequences
  • Raise debt and equity; present your company to analysts and bankers

And

  • Increase your knowledge to reduce your business risk
  • Deal with unexpected events as they happen
  • Make new contacts, Have fun!
  • and leave with increased confidence and context
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CORE E&P EXECUTIVE COURSE

(5 DAYS)

INTRODUCTION

Over the course CORE programme participants will engage in a number of tasks including analysing investment opportunities, negotiating with partners, lobbying government officials and presenting to investors.

The course touches on all important aspects of E&P executive management as the complexity of the business increases from one simulation year to the next. It demonstrates how integrated thinking leads to better decision making. Participants learn hand-on how Joint Ventures operate and there are a number of events to re-enforce learning.

The course is fast moving, intensive and fun. Participants get a flavour of working in an international environment building their business against the backdrop of an uncertain world and living with the consequences of their decisions.

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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

  • Professionals of all disciplines
  • Experienced individuals & Senior Executives
  • Strategic Planners & Commercial Analysts
  • Geologists, Geophysicists & Engineers
day1 Strategy development, business planning and performance management, underpinning value based business decision-taking
day2 Oil and gas value chain management balancing investment throughout the chain from access to decommissioning
day3 Internationalisation, portfolio management and asset trading; securing the right deals to achieve strategic corporate outcomes
day4 Oil and Gas contracts, asset valuations, negotiations with partners and governments, new country entry, joint venture and partner management consistent with commercial agreements
day5 External affairs management including government relations and reputation management
day5 Leadership behaviours and dynamics, high performing and effective teams
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TAILORED IN-DEPTH COURSE

(2 or 3 DAYS)

INTRODUCTION

Our tailored in-depth courses are customised for the client and allow participants to explore particular issues in depth.

For example a team may wish to investigate outcomes of different strategy choices and how they might play out over time in a competitive world, or how low oil price might affect decision making. They may wish to hone their negotiating skills or leadership / teamwork behaviours.

These courses can be added to the CORE course or can be provided stand-alone.

 

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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

Individuals/corporations who are eager to further develop their skills – e.g. Executive Management teams or Commercial teams focused on joint ventures

day1 Joint ventures, commercial agreements and partnering
day2  Portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions and negotiations
day3 Strategy, business planning and performance management
day4 Gas commercialisation
day5 Leadership development
day5 Risk Management, Project and Asset Management
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E&P OVERVIEW COURSE

(2 or 3 DAYS)

INTRODUCTION

The Overview Course provides participants with a high-level interactive experience of getting your hands on the steering wheel of an international capital intensive business such as E&P. As such this course is well suited to E&P early career professionals seeking to expand their horizons through a better understanding of the E&P value chain. Banks, legal firms, accountants and Non-Execs would also benefit.

EPEX also provides a tailored course for business schools with less emphasis on E&P and more emphasis on leadership, decision making and negotiation in a complex world.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

  • Investment banks & Private equity institutions
  • Legal firms & Accountancy firms
  • Insurance & Audit firms
  • Management consultancies & Business schools
  • New Recruits to an E&P Company
day1 Strategy development and performance management: setting company direction, formulating consistent business plans, then managing your financials consistent with those plans
day2 Decision-Making: formulating investment criteria, negotiating commercial transactions and managing risks & Planning
day3 Reputation Management: dealing with a complex range of issues affecting your company’s reputation with governments, shareholders, communities and others
day4 Leadership behaviours and dynamics, high performing and effective teams
day5 Government Relations: understanding the regulatory and fiscal environment where you operate and lobbying for change
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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

(1 DAY)

INTRODUCTION

Our Online Experience gives participants a feel of the main aspects of E&P management and how strategy, planning and performance management interact.

The course is short and high-level and is intended as an introduction to the CORE programme where the level of interaction is significantly higher. The course is delivered online and can be provided for a small number of people in one organisation in their home location without the need to travel.

Our intention is to be able to provide our other courses on-line allowing teams in different offices to interact though this capability is not yet available.

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

  • Investment banks & Private equity institutions
  • Legal firms & Accountancy firms
  • Insurance & Audit firms
  • Management consultancies & Business schools
  • New Recruits to an E&P Company

VIDEO SUPPORT

Complementary resources to extend the learning experience beyond the classroom

Picture by Chris Watt. 07887 554 193.EPEX courses are supported by a number of EPEX videos that cover the subject basics. This allows participants to delve deeper into the various skills required to be a competent senior manager.

These short videos cover more commercial aspects such as negotiation dynamics, valuation methodologies, deal making, legal agreements, JV management, leadership behaviours, teamwork, governance and a host of other areas.