Essential Skills for Oil & Gas Managers and Supervisors

Jan | Feb | Mar 2022
5 Days
Online Live | Onsite


This 5-day training course is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills of the Oil and Gas sector from the managers and supervisors viewpoint for employees who are working in the field. It will provide the opportunity to study the Oil and Gas business from the perspective of the entire value chain, analyze Oil and Gas management strategies of major organizations and discover the unique business issues of today’s energy marketplace. As the Oil and Gas industry impacts organizations, and societies worldwide, it is important to learn how to position oneself for success in this competitive industry.


  • Upon successful completion of this training course, delegates will be able to:
  • • Have an overview of the Global Oil and Gas Industry, from discovery to production through to consumption
  • • Understand the Geopolitics of Oil and Gas and the Major challenges facing the energy industry
  • • Gain an overview of Refining processes and their impact on refining profitability
  • • Evaluate the primary uses of Oil and Gas and their significance within the global energy industry
  • • Understand the objectives, functions and commercial relationships between national oil companies and international organizations
  • • Evaluate organizations with a positive safety culture that are characterized by communications founded on mutual trust, by shared perceptions of the importance of safety and by confidence in the efficacy of preventative measures
  • • Gain and enhance good negotiating skills which are essential to the smooth running of the business
  • • Understand alternative approaches to the process of negotiating successfully


This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
• Working Managers, Supervisors, Engineers
• Team leaders, Safety managers, and Senior Technicians
• Oil and Gas Managers
• Investment Bankers and Fund Managers
• Media Analysts and Commentators
• Exploration, Production and Refinery Managers
• Marketing, Law, Human Resources, Accounting, and Finance Personnel
• Anyone requiring a broad understanding of the structure, operations and economics of the Oil and Gas industries


• Petroleum & Natural Gas Composition, Classification and Properties
• Generation, Migration and Accumulation of Petroleum
• Trapping Mechanisms and Seismic Surveys
• Exploratory Drilling & Testing the Well
• Casing Cementing and Completing the Well
• Estimation of Reserves
• Enhanced Oil Recovery
• Surface Treatment and Storage

• Development of Oil and Gas Fields
• Storage & Tank Farms
• Pipelines and Tankers
• Geopolitics and World Energy Markets
• OPEC and the Future Role of a Cartel
• Need for Collaboration between NOC’s and IOC’s
• Oil & Gas Contracts, Joint Ventures and Fiscal Regimes

• World Petroleum Consumption, Supply, Prices and Prospects for the Future
• The Refining Process & Complexity
• Refining Margins and Profitability
• Sales and Marketing of Petroleum Products
• Carbon Capture and Environmental challenges
• Introduction to Energy Finance and Economics

• Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Time-value Considerations
• Inflation and Time Value of Money
• Apply the Present Value and Future Value Formulae (NPV)
• Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
• Hurdle Rates and Minimum Acceptable Rates of Return
• Introduction to Energy Risk Management
• Risks in Trading Energy Commodities
• Risk and Opportunity Analysis
• The Non-linearity and Complexity of Uncertainty

• Culture and Safety
• Leadership and Teamwork
• Active Listening and Nonverbal Communication
• Leadership, Communication and Barriers to Communication
• Presentation Skills
• Thinking Creatively
• Coping with Criticism
• BATNA Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement
• Dealing with Aggressors and Conflict
• Course Summary and Roundup


Mark Steele

Mark is certified trainer with 20+ years of experience in gulf and London. He has trained batches, corporates, individuals and companies from all over the world.

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