The energy sector is facing some profound changes due to factors such as climate change and environmental issues, changing patterns of viability in exploration and development, fragmentation of the value chain and the diversification of activities within organizations. This course aims to equip you with the skills required to support a range of management/professional careers in the global petroleum industry. It provides a comprehensive advanced level introduction to the international operation of the industry (upstream and downstream), and explores the key challenges and emerging technologies that are influencing exploration and production and the future of oil and gas.
Historical Economy of Oil & Gas
This course takes a multidisciplinary approach (primarily political economy and management) to oil and its effects on business, nation-states and the world economy. The first half of the course adopts a top-down viewpoint, examining the global oil environment. The second half is more bottom-up, using cases to grapple with industry issues.
Oil & Gas Contract Law
This course is designed to familiarize students with some of the documents which are in common use in the domestic, on shore oil and gas business. The course will stress solutions, which are to be worked out by the students, for problems which are presented to counsel representing oil and gas companies.
Oil & Gas Business Development & Commercial Contracting
To provide an understanding and critical awareness of the principles and practice of business development in the context of the oil and gas industry, with view to producing a business development plan.
Energy policy & The Environment
As concerns for a secure, stable, and clean energy future grow, so does the need for individuals who can develop, assess, and implement effective energy policies and practices. This course will provide students with an in-depth exploration of energy policy development, implementation, and assessment at multiple governmental and corporate scales. The course utilizes contemporary real-world problems and actions to provide you with context for the drivers, frameworks, and assumptions of energy policy. The course is structured to provide students with the expertise necessary to identify energy policy needs, craft policy alternatives, and evaluate energy policy. Emphasis on tailoring energy policy to meet not just economic goals but also environmental and social goals creates a global perspective from which you will learn to approach energy policy challenges.
Project management in the oil and gas industries
This course is aiming to promote an understanding of the key principles, concepts and strategies of project management. To examine the broad project environment and apply project management tools and techniques to a real or case study project. The course is designed especially for professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills to embark on administrative and managerial careers related to the oil and gas sector.
Research Methodology & Business Reporting
The first part of this course provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for business research. It introduces the processes for developing research and considering different research designs and approaches together with statistical methods for data analysis and interpretation. The second part of the course teaches students how to report and present research findings using computer technologies and other presentation aids.
This course is designed to enable students to identify central issues and problems in business organizations to suggest alternative approaches and then present well-supported recommendations for future actions. The course will accomplish these objectives by explaining concepts and theories useful in understanding the strategic management process. The course will cover topics such as characteristics of strategic decisions, strategic decision makers, social responsibility and ethics in strategic management, situation analysis and corporate strategy, business and functional strategies in addition to strategy implementation and control. A case-study oriented approach will be heavily used in this course.