About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Participants on this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) will gain a good understanding of how oil and gas companies manage the strategic goals of their business, which typically include the acquisition and operation of multiple oil and gas assets (fields and reservoirs).

This VILT is both practical and theoretical, and is delivered by means of:

  1. Interactive presentations
  2. Team and individual workshop exercises
  3. Onscreen worked examples
  4. Videos and posters
  5. Debates and discussions
  6. Guided self‐study and research
  7. Quizzes
  8. Case studies

While performing the workshop exercises, participants will gain experience in the use of modern online (cloud) team collaboration information tools and strategies that are becoming key to professional development in this era of fast-evolving technology, fast-track projects, online collaboration, joint decision-making, and ‘information overload’.

This VILT is particularly suitable for oil and gas professionals who want to:

  • Gain an understanding of how their role fits into the ‘bigger picture’ of asset development, and the oil business in general.
  • Prepare for greater involvement and leadership roles in field development, strategic management and decision-making.
  • Equip themselves for working within close-knit, value-focused, multi-disciplinary, fully-integrated asset development teams working on complex, large-scale projects.
  • Gain an understanding of the very broad scope of field development engineering, and the complexity and challenges of facilities engineering on mega projects.

This VILT has been designed to equip mid-career professionals from a variety of backgrounds (geoscience, engineering and commercial) for future business leadership roles within international oil and gas exploration and production organisations, but is also of great benefit to other professionals who need to understand the strategic goals and business methods of oil and gas companies.

This VILT is both practical and theoretical, and is delivered by means of:

  • Interactive presentations
  • Team and individual workshop exercises
  • Onscreen worked examples
  • Videos and posters
  • Debates and discussions
  • Guided self‐study and research
  • Quizzes
  • Case studies

While performing the workshop exercises, participants will gain experience in the use of modern online (cloud) team collaboration information tools and strategies that are becoming key to professional development in this era of fast-evolving technology, fast-track projects, online collaboration, joint decision-making, and ‘information overload’.

Your expert course leader (BSc (Hons), MSc, CEng, CITP, MEI, MBCS) specialises in field development strategy, definition and value optimisation. On investment projects, he works with multi-disciplinary teams of sub-surface and economics professionals, as concept and facilities engineer, to evaluate petroleum assets. On front-end projects, he works with the wider team of discipline engineers to identify optimal development solutions, providing expertise in strategy, costing, phasing and risk. On all projects, he applies his advanced information management and analysis skills to ensure that business decisions are based on information that is fully consistent, transparent and auditable. In particular, he facilitates the rational consideration of multiple competing field development scenarios involving varying concepts, technologies, well strategies, production forecasts, facilities configurations, layouts, phasing and risk. He has a good awareness of sub-surface and economics issues, and a good knowledge of all technical environments (onshore, offshore, subsea, floating, oil, gas, LPG, LNG, CNG, drilling, production, process, power, transportation, operations, etc). Either directly, or via intermediary consultants, he has worked on a large number of investment and front-end projects, small and large, for a wide variety of independent, national and integrated oil companies.