Professional Development Diploma in Oil & Gas Management

--> Introduction:

The Oil, Gas and Energy Management Diploma is specially tailored to fit the middle and top management levels throughout the Oil, Gas and Energy Sector. Hence, providing an in depth knowledge of the sector as well as its special nature and characteristics. The diploma covers the various aspects that are required for effective and professional management of executive positions within the sector. Thus, rendering it the only Diploma of such cognitive nature within the Middle East. That provides a true academic and pragmatic Knowledge, skills, techniques and Experience.

Diploma description & outline :

The Diploma consists of 5 modules; each with the duration of 5 days (8 hours per day).The diploma utilizes real national and international exam¬ples, business cases and exercises derived from the oil, gas and energy sector.


Dr. Robert D. Sloan

Law Professor, Director of the Labored Energy Center at the Louisiana State University Law Center, and Senior Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) at the University of Chicago. He is also a Part-time counsel at the international law firm of McDermott Will and Emery.

Dr. Martin Davies

Davies has more than 15 years’ experience as Profes¬sor of Maritime Law and Director, Tulane University Law School, New Orleans. He also works as Professorial Fel¬low at the University of Melbourne, Australia (honorary position) and consultant Norton Rose Fulbright.

Dr. Colin Crawford

Colin C. Crawford is a Professor of Environmental Law & Executive Director, PAYSON CENTER FOR INTERNA¬TIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New Orleans, teaching Common Law Property Law, Sustainable Development Law.

Dr. Gordon Stewart

He is the CEO and founder/owner of BOOTLEG DISTIL¬LATION LLC, New Orleans. He also worked as post¬graduate professor teaching, including courses in Entre¬preneurship, Marketing Principles, Strategic Marketing, Sales Force Management and CRM Davies has more than 15 years experience as Profes¬sor of Maritime Law and Director, Tulane University Law School, New Orleans. He also works as Professorial Fel¬low at the University of Melbourne, Australia (honorary position) and consultant Norton Rose Fulbright.

Dr. Hussein Seoudy

Seoudy is the Professor of Finance at the German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo University, ESLSCA, and the Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT). He is also a visiting professor in Tulane University

Seoudy has 40 years of local and international experience in finance including investment strategies, and financing economics. Seoudy's professional experience covers the fields of Energy, Oil, and Gas sector as well as infrastructure and industrial projects. Seoudy’s wide practical experience is complemented by immense academic research and studies

Program Content :

Module1: Strategic & Operation Management: 8-12 June 2014. By: Dr. Gordon Stewart.

Objective 1:       Provides pragmatic skills and knowledge of analyzing complex corporate situations.
Objective 2:       Generates effective, efficient and innovative strategic methods for utilizing organizational success with a specially tailored focus on the Oil, Gas, and Energy Sector.
Objective 3:       Aims at highlighting the key principles and concepts of operation management in relation to the oil, gas and energy Sector.
Objective 4:       Performs a critical appraisal of the various organizations operating divisions and supply chain so as to be able to transform the strategic objectives into the desired decisions.

Objective 5:       Provides an appreciation of the fundamental concepts and approaches of strategic management theory, as applied to the Oil & Gas industries.
Objective 6:       Enhances the participant’s ability to interpret, evaluate and effectively manage the various day to day challenges within their relative enterprises.

Module 2: Petroleum Economics: 22-26 June 2014 by Dr. Robert Sloan

This Module is designed so as to provide an overall understanding of the economics of the upstream industry including how to asses, and evaluate proper investment opportunities. Through analytical study of the economy, investment climate and risk factors and how to perform efficient risk mitigation. Provides an in depth knowledge of the role of petroleum economics in decision making for both exploration and production ventures. Gives participants the skills to perform economic evaluations using a selection of techniques, including discounted cash flow forecasting, ranking of projects against alternatives, and investigation of economic robustness. Providing a practical approach for pragmatic problem solving methods through the introduction of real business cases and examples such as decisions on investment in E&P projects, valuing and justifying appraisal activity, ranking alternative investment options, and evaluating incremental projects

Module 3: International Oil Contracts: Negotiating and Drafting & fundamentals of International Arbitration. 10-15 August 2014. By: Dr. Martin Davis

Objective 1:       Increases the participant’s understanding of the legal issues & challenges facing the Industry both nationally and internationally
Objective 2:       Improves the techniques & skills of properly drafting a solid and thorough contract.
Objective 3:       Stresses the important role of arbitration as a well established legal method for solving disputes especially those relating to the exploitation of hydrocarbon resources.

Module 4: Global Marketing Decision Making in Oil, Gas & Energy: 7-11 Sep 2014. By: Dr. Gordon Stewart

Objective 1:       Enhances the participant’s critical appraisal of the various marketing modules, systems, strategies and processes.
Objective 2:       Develops the participant’s analytical faculty, problem solving and effective decision making.
Objective 3:       Provides an in depth knowledge and understanding of the background to global marketing decisions, with a pragmatic day to day examples derived from Oil & Gas industries.
Objective 4:       Determines effective and innovative solutions as well as their successful and effective implementation.

Module 5: Financial Decision Making: Oil, Gas & Energy: 5-9 Oct 2014. By: Dr. Hussein Seoudy

Objective 1:       Builds the analytical and practical tools essential for value-based management.
Objective 2:       Helps all perspective managers who are responsible for making significant investment and financing decisions in Oil, Gas, and energy industries.
Objective 3:       Supports mangers creating value through integrated financial, strategic, and operating decisions.
Objective 4:       Builds the knowledge and skills that are essential to the main responsibilities of a Corporate value creation.

Graduation Cermony:

        • 3 days for Projects Presentation, Graduation Cermony and Certificates Handout

Who should attend:

        Top and middle management staff of all department across the Oil , Gas & Energy Sector


        Oil, Gas and Energy Management Professional Diploma includes over 25 full days of training conducted over 6 months period.


        • The evaluation structure of this course will focus on project, where students will be given the chance to apply their learning, and a Comprehensive exam at the end of the five modules.
       • At the end of the diploma all participants will receive a Tulane university, MHRD and OGS’s certificate of completion.

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