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Course

Catalogue

2014

LSES

London School
of Energy Studies

Our Vision
To bridge the talent gap
created by growing Energy
industry, develop and
deploy capability through
professional learning and
development

Introduction

London School of Energy Studies (LSES) is an Education, Consulting


& Training provider in the energy industry having a global footprint
in locations such as London, India and UAE and associations with
training facilitators across Asia, North Africa and ME.
Our Vision to be a global leader in energy knowledge domain with stateof-the-art facilities across the world to provide world-class education,
training, and consultancy services in the energy and petroleum
industries.
We are a finishing school aimed at filling the gap in the oil & gas sector,
through Job oriented trainings and a 360 Degree development of our
students. We train the students to be Job Ready by the time they
pass out of any of our LSES. We are headquartered in London, with
representative offices currently in Dubai and Bangalore with training
facilities in Cochin.
Our students have access to the best faculty from across the globe
and also industry experts who share the experiences in the industry
with the students. We have conducted so far TWO Joint Conferences
Seminars with IIT Madras. The first seminar on the Talent Crisis in the
Oil & Gas Industry was held at the IIT Madras campus and attended
by companies from across the globe including Schlumberger, Statoil,
Shell , IOCL , Weatherford, ONGC , etc. The second one was on
Unconventional Oil & Gas resources and world renowned keynote
speakers from around world participated.
LSES aims to play an active role in addressing the talent gap facing the
Oil and Gas Industry and facilitates this through active programs for
individuals and corporates.
LSES is supported and advised by an International Advisory board.

Why LSES?
Strategic locations
Innovative programs with proven model
International accreditations
Strong international/industry network
Global faculty pool
Professional and personnel development
Technical English training

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Courses Offered

Management Development Programs


Graduate Development Programs
Vocational Training Programs
Competency Management Consulting
Short Term &Customized Training

Management
Development
Program

Business &
Commercial
Foundation Program

Post Graduate Diploma in Oil and Gas Management


Business and Commercial Foundation Program
Leadership Training and Succession Planning
Fast Track Career Development
Online Training Programs

Personal and Professional Development 100hrs


Technical English and Report Writing 100hrs
PGD in International Oil and Gas Management 400hrs
Essentials of the oil and gas industry
Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry
Strategic analysis and corporate decision support
in the oil and gas industry
Managing International trade

Industry Experience Tour 50hrs


Individual Internship and Dissertation 150hrs

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Graduate
Development
Program

Finishing School for Graduates


3-12 Months flexible duration
PGP Drilling Engineering
PGP Geoscience Program
PGP Petroleum Engineering

Graduate
Development
Program - 6 Months

10 Weeks
1 Week
8 Weeks
8 Weeks

Students

Foundation
Build a
comprehensive
understanding of
all aspects of the
energy industry

Here the students


obtain in-depth
domain knowledge
in the area of
specialization in
Drilling/ Oil & gas and
petrochemical
Engineering

200 Hours
200 Hours

Advanced
Training

International
Experience Tour
Invaluable networking
opportunity for
students to enhance
their international
exposure by visiting
companies and
interacting with
professionals

Individual Project
and dissertation
Opportunity for
students to enhance
their knowledge by
working on real life
scenarios that add
value to the sponsors
organisation

350 Hours

50 Hours
Optional
Technical English & Report Writing
100 hours

Employment

Professional & personal Development - 100 Hours

Petroleum
Engineering
Foundation
Program

Personal and Professional Development 100hrs


Technical English and Report Writing 100hrs
PGP in Petroleum and Rig Engineering 400hrs
Essentials of the oil and gas industry
Petroleum Geoscience
Health Safety and Environmental Management
Rig Engineering and Operations
Well Engineering Fundamentals

Industry Experience Tour 50hrs


Individual Internship and Dissertation 350hrs

Geoscience
Foundation
Program
Personal and Professional Development 100hrs
Technical English and Report Writing 100hrs
PGP in Petroleum and Rig Engineering 400hrs
Essentials of the oil and gas industry
Petroleum Geoscience
Health Safety and Environmental Management
Data Acquisition and Formation Evaluation
Introduction to Reservoir Engineering

Graduate
Selection, Training
and on-boarding Process
Candidate Selection

Customized Training Program

Industry Experience Tour 50hrs


Individual Internship and Dissertation 350hrs

Vocational Careers
Foundation
Program

Internship/ On the job Training

Deployment

Residential training for 6 months


7 Day ON/OFF schedule to familiarise oilfield rota
14 week (720 hrs) intensive training
Remote camp atmosphere
Continuous Assessment
360 feedback
Practical training arrangement with Service Companies

External periodic audit to evaluate


program during initial and final
stages

Vocational
Training - 6 Months

5 weeks
Phase 3
1 Week
Phase 2
4 weeks
Phase 1
4 weeks

Students

Fundamentals
Basics awareness of
Working in the Oil
and Gas industry

Mathematics and
Physics basics,
Computer literacy,
Technical concepts,
Life skills

Basic workshop
training to familiarize
with typical
oilfield tasks

Production
Operations.
Rig Operations.
Oilfield Services.
General Vocational
Stream

230 Hours

50 Hours
Optional

140 Hours
80 Hours

Fundamentals

Workshop
training

Fundamentals

Communication Skills and Basic English


140 Hours

Employment

Professional & personal Development - 80 Hours

Competency
Management
Consulting
Business Objectives

Background
A highly Skilled Workforce is vital to a companys

competitiveness and business success. Employees


needs to have relevent and up-to-date skills to
respond to market changes and increasing customer
demands. In short, a competent and versatile work
force will make a vital contribution to the companys
overall performance.

Competence is the ability to perform occupational


activities to the standards expected in employment.

To be competent, an individual employee must have


the necessary experience skills, knowledge, attitude
and ability to apply these in his/her job.

Occupational Area

Competence is, therefore about the performance in


the work place rather than knowledge alone.

Occupational Activities

Competence Map

Standard of Competence

Customised Training
Solutions
Customised training programs to meet
Nationalisation requirements

Workforce Competency Development

Assessment

Internal Verification

Short Term
Training Programs

HSE Training
Basic level Courses
Advanced Technical Training
Technical English and report writing
Soft skills and inter-personnel skill training
Focus on entry to intermediate level training programs

Accredited Short Term Courses Offerings


Course
No:

Name of
Course

Duration

Accredited by

Level

Page

Beginner Level

15

Beginner Level

16

IADC(USA), Energy Institute (UK) Beginner Level

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Oil & Gas Technical Modules


LSES101

LSES102

Introduction
to Oil and Gas
Industry

5 Days

Petroleum
Geoscience

5 Days

Energy Institute (UK), ABP(UK)


Approved Training Provider

Energy Institute (UK)


Approved Training Provider

LSES103

Rig Engineering
Fundamentals

5 Days

Approved Training Provider

LSES104

Well
Engineering.

5 Days

Energy Institute (UK), IADC(USA) Intermediate


Level

18

Approved Training Provider

LSES105

Casing Design
and Cementing

5 Days

IADC(USA), Energy Institute (UK) Intermediate


Level

19

Approved Training Provider

LSES106

LSES107

Well Control
and Blowout
Prevention

5 Days

Drilling
Engineering
Fundamentals

5 Days

Energy Institute (UK)

Intermediate
Level

20

Beginner Level

21

Approved Training Provider

IADC(USA)

Management modules as part of ABP


Post Graduate Extended Diploma
LSES108

Project
Management
for Oil and Gas
Industry

5 Days

ABP(UK)

Beginner Level

22

LSES109

Managing
International
Trade

5 Days

ABP(UK)

Beginner Level

23

LSES110

Strategic
Analysis and
Corporate
Decision
Support

5 Days

ABP(UK)

Beginner Level

24

LSES111

Financial
Performance
Management

5 Days

ABP(UK)

Beginner Level

25

LSES112

Strategic
Business
Planning

5 Days

ABP(UK)

Beginner Level

26

LSES113

Strategic
Resource
Management

5 Days

ABP(UK)

Beginner Level

27

LSES114

Research
Methods for
Business

5 Days

ABP(UK)

Beginner Level

28

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Short Term
Courses
Course
No:

Name of
Course

Duration

Level

Page

Oil & Gas Technical Modules


LSES150

Stuck Pipe Prevention

5 Days

Intermediate
Level

29

LSES151

Directional Drilling
Technology

5 Days

Intermediate
Level

30

LSES152

Bit Selection

5 Days

Intermediate
Level

31

LSES153

Well Planning and


drilling Optimization

10 Days

Advanced level

32

LSES154

Horizontal & Multilateral


Wells: Drilling and
Completion

5 Days

Intermediate
Level

33

LSES155

Basic Drilling Fluids

5 Days

Intermediate
Level

34

LSES156

Underbalanced
Drilling Technique

5 Days

Intermediate
Level

35

LSES157

Solids Control In
Drilling & Workover
Fluids

5 Days

Intermediate
Level

36

LSES158

Tubular Design In Oil


Wells & Applications

3 days

Intermediate
Level

37

LSES159

Advanced Casing
Design

5 Days

Advanced level

38

11

LSES160

Drilling Operation
Practices with Joystick
and Touch Screen
Simulator

5 Days

Beginner Level

39

LSES161

Health Safety &


Environment
Management

5 Days

Beginner Level

40

LSES162

IADC Rig Pass

3 Days

Beginner Level

41

LSES163

Managing Safety (IOSH)

4 days

Beginner Level

42

LSES164

Working Safely (IOSH)

1 day

Beginner Level

43

LSES165

CIEH Level 2 Award in


Manual Handling

1 day

Beginner Level

44

LSES166

CIEH Level 2 Award in


Principles of COSHH

1 day

Beginner Level

45

LSES167

Geophysics

5 Days

Beginner Level

46

LSES168

Petrophysics

5 Days

Intermediate
Level

47

LSES169

Reservoir Engineering

10 Days

Intermediate
Level

48

LSES170

Chemical Engineering

5 Days

Beginner Level

49

LSES171

Overview of
Petrochemical Processes

5 Days

Beginner Level

50

LSES172

Petroleum Production
Operations

5 Days

Beginner Level

51

LSES173

Process Measurement
Systems

5 Days

Beginner Level

52

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LSES174

Thermodynamics and
Reaction Kinetics and
Overview of
Petrochemical Processes.

5 Days

Intermediate
Level

53

LSES175

Facilities Engineering

5 Days

Beginner Level

54

LSES176

Pipeline Engineering

5 Days

Beginner Level

55

LSES177

International Technical
certificate in Oil & Gas
(NEBOSH)

5 Days

Beginner Level

56

Oil & Gas Management Modules


LSES201

Data Analysis and


Strategic Decision Support

5 Days

Beginner Level

57

LSES202

Petroleum Policy
Economics

5 Days

Beginner Level

58

LSES203

Oil and Gas Trading and


Marketing

5 Days

Beginner Level

59

LSES204

Alternative Energy
and Sustainability

5 Days

Beginner Level

60

LSES205

Crisis management for


the Oil & Gas Industry

3 Days

Beginner Level

61

LSES206

Continuous Improvement
and Operational Efficiency
in the Oil & Gas

3 Days

Beginner Level

62

LSES207

LNG Shipping Contracts

3 Days

Beginner Level

63

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LSES208

Legal Contracts and


International Legal
Practice for Oil & Gas

5 Days

Beginner Level

64

LSES209

Fundamentals on LNG
Contracts

5 Days

Beginner Level

65

LSES2010

Fundamentals in funding
Operations in the Oil &
Gas

3 Days

Beginner Level

66

LSES2011

Efficient Negotiations
for Oil & Gas Contracts

5 Days

Beginner Level

67

Personnel Development Modules


LSES301

Personal and Professional


Development

As
Required

Beginner Level

68

LSES302

Business English and


Communication

As
Required

Beginner Level

69

LSES303

Competency Based
Recruitment

1 Day

Beginner Level

70

LSES304

Essential Interviewing
Skills

1 Day

Beginner Level

71

LSES305

Employee Engagement

1 Day

Beginner Level

72

LSES306

Workforce Planning

1 Day

Beginner Level

73

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Course Title

Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry


LSES Course No:

LSES101

Course Duration

5 Days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

ABP(UK) and EI(UK)

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
Introduction to oil and gas industry aims to provide
an overview of educating the industry fundamentals
starting from the exploration, production,
transportation to refining and petrochemicals,
covering the whole value chain. Apart from giving a
hint to the technical area, the module focuses on
the other aspects of the industry including business
scenarios, pricing, major players and processes to help
the students build a robust knowledge base about the
industry and its niche sectors.

The main objective is to make the students aware of


what exactly the industry entails before they embark on
the journey to their respective technical or managerial
roles in the oil and gas industry by providing an
overview of the future oil and gas scenario alternative
energy sources and unconventional hydrocarbons.

Learning outcomes
Know the Overview of historical outline and

theoretical frame work on origin of oil and gas


Understand the Current world energy scenario and
relevance of oil and gas.
Understand oil and gas is physically, chemically,
technically and economically.

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Have a Basic understanding on the working of the

oil and gas industry: upstream, midstream and


downstream.
Understand Oil markets and their working, Supply
and demand trends, forecasts, pricing of oil and gas
and their derivatives.
Understand Future of oil and gas, unconventional
hydrocarbons and renewable energy and its
relevance

Course Title

Petroleum Geoscience
LSES Course No:

LSES102

Course Duration

30 hours

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

EI

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
Understanding the geology and geochemistry of metal deposits. This module focuses on petroleum generation,
entrapment and degradation processes; sedimentology of petroleum-bearing sequences, features of sedimentary
rocks, introduction to clay Field minerals; structural and stratigraphic traps, coal bed methane, oil shale and other
non- Work conventional petroleum sources; geological setting of petroleum basins; exploration and evaluation of
petroleum deposits, including an introduction to geophysical techniques.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module you will be able to:
To understand the relation between oil & gas and

To gain awareness of production and economic

Make informed decisions of exploration

To make detailed sedimentological analysis

Understand the factors that control the formation

Develop knowledge geophysical imaging and

the energy sector

of hydrocarbons

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aspects of exploration

interpretation, geochemistry, petroleum economics


and risk analysis

Course Title

Rig Engineering Fundamentals


LSES Course No:

LSES103

Course Duration

30 hours

Guided Learning
Hours

50 hours

Accreditation

EI and IADC

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
This course is taught from a practical view with the aim that students will learn how to streamline and optimize rig
operations and gain the technical skills to provide cost-effective solutions to common rig problems associated with
day-to-day operations.

Learning outcomes
Rotary Drilling Process
Types of drilling rigs
Classifications
Rig selection criteria
Powering and transmission system
Hoisting system & Circulating System
Rotary systems - including top-drive
Rotary drilling bit classification and selection.
Derrick design and selection

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Well Control and Monitoring System


Offshore drilling technology - including anchoring
systems, surface motion. Compensation systems,
marine risers, riser tensioning systems.

Blow-out preventers - including selection and stack


design, accumulator systems, mud monitoring
systems

Cost and Availability

Course Title

Well Engineering Fundamentals


LSES Course No:

LSES104

Course Duration

5 days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

EI

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
The objective of this course is to expose engineers to advanced well control concepts and apply those skills to individual
projects

Learning outcomes
Well Design: Design process, Offset wells analysis &

Basic wellbore pressure drop calculations


Drill pipe and drill collar selection

Fluid Characterization : Newtonian and nonNewtonian

Rheological Characterization

Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamic Forces

Brine Systems formulation and handling

Pore Pressure and Fracture Pressure

Fundamentals of Drilling Fluids Dynamics and

Data Gathering.

(Theoretical/Field Determination)

Drilling Fluids and Cements : Functions, Properties/

Measurements, Types, Factors of Selection, Fluid


Characterization

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applications to wellbore cleanup including cuttings


transport and fluids displacement

Drilling Hydraulics and its optimization

Course Title

Casing Design and Cementing


LSES Course No:

LSES105

Course Duration

5 Days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

EI and IADC

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
The objective of this course is to expose engineers to casing design and cementing techniques and apply those skills
to individual projects.

Learning outcomes
Well Design:

Cementing

Design process,
Offset wells analysis & Data Gathering.

Basics of cement - Manufacture, composition

and standardization.

Casing Design
Types of Casing:- API properties of casing and

casing couplings.
Perfor mance properties of casing under load
conditions
Principles of casing design for vertical, deviated
and horizontal wells.
Preparation of casing programs for different
well types. Optimization of casing program

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Mixing (water quality & quantity, types of mixers)


Wellbore parameters, filtration control,

gas migration theory and control, cement job


simulation, wait-on-cement time.
Pumping (displacing the drilling mud, pumping
the cement, casing accessories)
Cementing calculations
Primary cementing, plug balancing, and squeeze
cementing.
Calculating Open-hole capacity Rheological
models, types of flow, and flow in pipes & annuli.
Mechanism of mud removal by cement Well
preparation, mud conditioning, runningcasing,
mud displacement. Cementing equipment,
planning, conducting and monitoring primary
andsecondary cementing jobs. Post-job
considerations and evaluation.

Course Title

Well Control and Blowout Prevention


LSES Course No:

LSES106

Course Duration

5 days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

EI

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
The objective of this course is to expose engineers to advanced well control concepts and apply those skills to practical
well control scenario

Learning outcomes
Well Control And Well Control Equipment
Fundamental principles of well control.
Causes of Kick and Kick indicators
Methods of well control, Ram Blow out Preventers
Annular Preventers, Gaskets, Seals and Well heads,
Manifolds

The Advanced Theory And Mathematical Applications


Well control prevention guidelines
Gas behaviour / Gas migration versus equipment &
well design
Field modelsimpact of simplification on well
control practicesmyth & reality
Kick tolerance and FIT interpretations
Deepwater Well Control practices & challenges
Gas solubility / behaviour of condensates versus well
control procedures and kick detection.
Horizontal Well Control specifics
HPHT Well Control challenges and concerns MGS
design
Volumetric well control methods (static & dynamic)
Volumetric stripping Bull heading

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The Inspection Testing And Sealing Components


Inspection and testing-Surface installation, Subsea
installation
Sealing Components- Surface installation, Subsea
installation

The Advanced Equipment Applications


Surface & Subsea BOP control Systems, BOP control
systems
Marine riser systems
Closing units- surface installation, subsea installation

The On Shore And Off Shore Well Designs And Safety Aspects
DMTI CAD, Field Services, Construction Design
And Project Management
Marine / Vessel Management, Planning, Scheduling,
Estimating, And Cost Controls ,Materials Management,
Design Engineering, Corrosion Control Services,
Integrity Management Services, Remediation Services
Advanced theory and mathematical applications

Course Title

Drilling Engineering Fundamentals


LSES Course No:

LSES107

Course Duration

5 Days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

EI and IADC

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
The objective of this course is to provide students with
an introduction to drilling engineering and operations.
Equipment and procedures involved with drilling oil and
gas wells are described for understanding the drilling
process regardless of the academic background.

The overall drilling process is presented along with


definitions and descriptions of drilling equipment. Some
technology enhancements are included to improve
understanding of drilling operations. A discussion of
pressure and pressure effects helps explain many of the
procedures and problems associated with drilling wells.

Learning outcomes
Introduction to Drilling
Types of Rigs:
Numerical on Rig Calculations,
Hoisting System (Design and Calculation),
Power system
BOP (Blow Out Preventers) system
Fluid circulation system, Fluid velocity calculation,
Flow rate calculations.

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Motion Compensation system, Stability of floating


vessels.
Mud pump design description.
Fixed and floating production platforms, Platform part
descriptions.
Drill bits selection design criteria
Marine risers
Cost and Availability

Course Title

Project Management for Oil & Gas Industry


LSES Course No:

LSES108

Course Duration

5 days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

EI

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
Oil and gas project management promotes general
understanding of the principles, fundamental concepts
and strategies of project management, and the benefits
to organizations. The students are given in depth exposure
and specific understanding of oil and gas projects. The
learners are oriented towards project conceptualization,
evaluation, appraisal and decision process to identify
various projects. The candidates are also exposed to
project management knowledge areas to develop fuller
appreciation of the various tools and techniques.

The risk and related aspects pertaining to project


management which is of great significance in oil and gas
projects are also a part of the guided learning program.
The module also deals with various reasons of project
delays and techniques to deal with them such as catch
up plans, monitoring techniques to give the students
sound knowledge on the finer aspects of the projects
implementation. The program also gives a general
understanding on various aspects involved in the projects
commissioning and close out.

Learning outcomes
Gain an Overview and general understanding to
project management.
Understand the Introduction to oil and gas project
management with concepts and practices.
Have a Basic understanding of various tools and
techniques.

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Understand Project Identification, evaluation and

appraisal
Understand Project organization and manning.
Discuss various aspects related to Cost/Time over run.
Understand Project closeout, commissioning,
Performance run and handing out

Course Title

Managing International trade


LSES Course No:

LSES109

Course Duration

5 Days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

ABP

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
Many economic policy makers suggest that exports are
key to growth during a recessionary period. In fact both
Thailand and the Asian region have fared well during the
current global economic crisis, with the exports of goods
driving their economies. This unit aims to provide students
with an introduction to the main issues in international
trade, from an operational point of view. In addition to
reviewing the main actors, regulations and institutions
involved in it, and analysing world trade exchanges and
characteristics, students will also have the opportunity
to engage in the technical and operational aspects of
international trade.

The concept is to provide students with the necessary


understanding of the export management process,
in order to enable them to make an immediate and
valued contribution to the workplace on the successful
completion of their studies. Students will also be
familiarised through the unit with common processes
used in export management and some of the challenges
that those involved in export management face on a daily
basis.

Learning outcomes
Understand the main actors and the major issues that
affect international trade

Understand the main methods and tools for international


trade and investment

Be able to evaluate international trade exchanges

Be able to develop, with commentary, a comprehensive


export strategy for an international company

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Course Title

Strategy analysis and Corporate decision support


LSES Course No:

LSES110

Course Duration

5 days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

EI

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
This unit aims at giving the required understanding of strategy
and its management with regards to the oil and gas industry.
The unit will focus on what is strategic management and how
it is important in the current global oil and gas scenario. The
unit will teach the students strategy techniques prevalent in
the market and encourage students to give their own views
as well as come up with their own techniques to analyse the
environment suitably. Strength, weakness, opportunity and
threat identification is a major part of strategic analysis for
which SWOT analysis and techniques will be taught to the
students.

The corporate industry works and focuses on its core


competencies, which makes a big part of the corporate
strategy and decision making which is why the unit will
include a part on teaching the students how to identify the
core competencies and how to use them for decision making.
Identification of risks and opportunities and weighing them
against the existing corporate information will be beneficial
for the students to learn to gain a better perspective on the
strategy. Students will be taught measured management and
key performance indicator identification and measurement
while also measuring the uncertainties that do not penalize
the upside opportunity.

Learning outcomes
Understand what strategy, its management and

Know the Competitive strategies in the oil and gas value

Understand SWOT analysis and its application.


Understand Resource synergy and alliance exploitation

Learn about Building and monitoring business plans and

importance are.

and its importance in decision making.

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chain.

budgets.

Understand Identification, management and overcoming


human obstacles to strategic change

Course Title

Financial Performance Management


LSES Course No:

LSES111

Course Duration

5 Days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

ABP

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
Given that liquidity and stability are central to the survival
of organisations, this unit examines the importance of
financial resourcing on an organisations performance.
The business environment and business activities are
subject to risk and uncertainty and students will examine
how risk and uncertainty can be factored in to financial
management to ensure problems are accounted for and
minimised.

The unit teaches students how to assess the financial


state of a business using the requisite tools and how to
interpret the results to gain a better understanding of the
business financial performance in order to decide how its
financial resources could be managed better.

Learning outcomes
Understand the impact of financial resourcing on an
organisations performance
Understand how to use appraisal methods to manage
financial resources

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Know how to assess the performance of organisations


Understand how to use management accounting
methodology to manage resources effectively

Course Title

Strategic Business Planning


LSES Course No:

LSES112

Course Duration

5 days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

ABP

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
Students will examine the role and importance of strategic
business planning in organisations. Businesses need to
identify their core purposes so that all other activities
can be synchronised and structured in order to support
the achievement of these objectives. The business
environment is, however, fluid and businesses need
to respond to both internal and external factors when
reviewing their strategies.

Strategies need to be designed in such a way as to achieve


competitive advantage. Both the strategies and the nature
of competitive advantage are dependent on, and need to
be aligned to, what the business is and what the business
does. There are a number of operational and emerging
issues that impact upon business strategy, and students
will learn how sustainable and ethical considerations have
an increasing impact on strategy.

Learning outcomes
Understand the role of strategic business planning in

Understand the strategies that organisations use to

Understand the impact of internal and external factors

Understand the environmental factors that affect strategic

organisations

on organisations

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achieve competitive advantage

business management and planning.

Course Title

Strategic Resource Management


LSES Course No:

LSES113

Course Duration

5 Days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

ABP

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
This unit will give students an understanding of the
role and importance of human resource management,
physical resources management and information systems
management in contributing to and supporting the
business strategies of organisations. Ideas such as reskilling, up-skilling, multi-skilling and delayering are
indicative of the workforce changes that take place as
organisations seek innovative ways to ensure personnel can
make contributions to the achievement of organisational
goals by becoming more productive.

Similarly physical resources need to be managed to


optimise output and productivity and the willingness of
organisations to use new technologies in production and to
locate manufacturing in low cost locations are indicative of
the importance of managing physical resources in helping
secure the achievement of organisational strategies.

Learning outcomes
Understand the role of human resource management
in supporting business strategy

Understand the role of marketing in supporting business


strategy

Know how to develop human resources in


organisations

Understand the role of information systems management


in supporting business strategy

Understand the role of physical resource management


in supporting business strategy

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Course Title

Research Methods for Business


LSES Course No:

LSES114

Course Duration

5 days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Accreditation

ABP

Course Level

Beginner

Unit description
Students will consider how to design and manage research
projects in business and management. This requires an
understanding of social research methods and enquiry
techniques. Research proposals will be developed through
the identification of potential topics for investigation and the
planning and design of the research.

Consideration will need to be given to existing information


on the topic and students will need then to know how
conduct associated research and gather both qualitative and
quantitative data.

Learning outcomes
Understand social research methods in the context of
business and management.

Understand research methodologies that underpin


business and management research.

Know how to develop research projects from


qualitative and quantitative standpoints.

Be able to plan a research project.

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Understand management and business theory / literature.


Be able to carry out a research project on a specific
business and management issue.

Know how to design data collection surveys from


qualitative and quantitative perspective

Course Title

Stuck Pipe Prevention


LSES Course No:

LSES150

Learning time

5 Days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Target Delegates

Field-Rig Personnel who arae involved


in Drilling Oil and Gas wells such as; Rig
Supervisors, Drillers, Tool pushers, mud
man, derrick man

Unit description
Students will able to increase the understanding of sticking mechanisms ; enhance the understanding of hole cleaning
in deviated wells; enhance the understanding of hole (in) stability in shale; guidance on optimal hole cleaning in highly
deviated wells; emphasize the importance of drilling fluid properties; recognize symptoms leading to stuck pipe;
provide guidance on various drilling parameters, including drilling fluid properties and to emphasize the importance of
team work while drilling a well

Learning outcomes
Sticking Mechanisms (Subjects: Drag Charts)

Differential Sticking and Wellbore Geometry

Hole Cleaning (Subjects: Solids beds)

Drilling Trends and Recorders

Hole Stability in Shale

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Course Title

Directional Drilling Technology


LSES Course No:

LSES151

Learning time

5 days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Target Delegates

Engineers and managers, rig supervisors


with good math skills and operations
superintendents responsible for drilling
offshore wells or other purposefully deviated
wells

Unit description
This is a comprehensive course covering major engineering
designs, evaluations and implementations of directional
drilling. Engineering Methods covered during the lectures
will be supplemented by sample problems.

Popular industry software packages will be used to


demonstrate some of the designs explained in the lectures.
However, weaknesses of various software programs and/
or dangerous assumptions inherent in these software
packages will also be mentioned when necessary

Learning outcomes
Introduction to Directional Drilling
Tubular Design for Directional Wells
Practical Session- In this practical problem session,

Deviation Control and Deviation Control Charts.


Tubular Failures In Directional Wells.
Practical Session- During fishing operations, oil field

There will be in-class discussion at the end. Some field

Torque and Drag Analysis.


Blowout well intersection; to increase the understanding

a directional well with a known dogleg severity at a


given depth will be given. Participants will select the
minimum cost and safe drill pipe grade
failures will be discussed in the discussion session.

Practical Session- The bit side forces as a function

of stabilizer position, hole inclination and weight on


bit will be determined for a given drill collars. What
configuration will drill building, dropping or holding
wells will then be discussed. The current Jiazhis
analytical technique will be used for bit side force
calculations. The shortcomings of this method will also
be explained.

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tubulars often, are subjected to tension, torque, bending


and pressure loads simultaneously.

of sticking mechanisms.

Course Title

Bit Selection
LSES Course No:

LSES152

Learning time

5 Days

Guided Learning
Hours

30 hours

Target Delegates

Engineers and managers, rig supervisors with


good math skills and operations superintendents
responsible for drilling offshore wells or other
purposefully deviated wells

Unit description
On an average drill bits contribute less than ten percent
of total drilling cost. However types of bits to be used and
conditions at which they are going to be operated can have
significant effect on drilling time, consequently on total
drilling cost. The largest manufacturer of drill bits makes 34
types and 33 sizes and many more on request.

With more than three hundred slides and illustrations you


will learn and develop a systematic way on how to select the
most suitable bit for your own case by employing modern
techniques and analyzing previous bit records from your
own field.

Learning outcomes
Introduction to drill bits & Diamond Bits

Bit Performance analysis & Drill Bit Hydraulics

Roller Cone Bits & Dull Bit Grading

Practical Session- Participants will be given a set of data


from a real drill off test. They are expected to construct a
chart of ROP vs. WOB diagram. They then, will analyze the
chart to diagnose whether or not there is any bit balling
problem and any need for improvement in bit hydraulics.

Bit Operation
Practical Session- In this activity, Galle and Woods
analytical method will be practiced to determine the
optimum operating parameters for a given bit based
on previous drill bit records. Participants will be asked
to determine the optimum weight on bit and the rotary
speed to achieve minimum cost drilling.
Practical Session- The graphical interpretation technique
will be practiced to determine the optimum weight on
bit and optimum rotary speed. A set of hypothetical
drilling record will be given by the instructor. However,
the participants are encouraged to bring their own field
records.

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Practical Session- Participants will determine the optimum


jet bit nozzle size (s) to maximize bit hydraulics horse
power. For this problem they will be given a hypothetical
pump pressure versus circulation rate data.

Course Title

Well Planning and drilling Optimization


LSES Course No:

LSES153

Course Duration

10 Days

Target Delegates

Drilling engineers, well planners and technical


personnel who will engage in well planning
activities. Operational personnel, company
representatives & service company personnel

Unit description
This is a comprehensive course in a work-shop format. A
wide range of topics in drilling and well planning will be
covered by guiding and supervising participants through
a number of practical exercises designed to teach all the
key phases of well planning.

The instructor will list the key stages of oil an oil well
planning; explain each one of them in detail; show example
cases; and finally, let the students work on sample cases
through several practical sessions.

Learning outcomes
Geology for Drilling Engineers.
Formation fracture gradients and Formation Integrity

Operational considerations and best practices with Rolling

Casings, Liners and Casing and Tubing Spools


API Casing treads: ST&C, LT&C and Buttress.
Casing Buckling and Well-head Loads
Designing Directional wells: Slant, S-type and Double

learned Classifications of drilling fluids, drilling fluid


functions and mixing and testing of drilling fluids in their
basic drilling course, the drilling fluids hydraulics will be
explained.

(Leak off) Test.

Build and Horizontal Wells.

What we mean by Monitoring a directionally drilled


well.

Drill string design; Drill string design for directional wells.


Safe fishing under uni-axial loading (pull only), combined

loading; simultaneous torque, tension and pressure


loading.

Directional wells and downhole tools; bend sub,


whipstock, PDM

Drill bit optimizations and optimum operational


parameters

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Cutter, PDC bits.

Assuming the course participants already know, or have

Drilling fluid properties; Parasitic pressure losses;

Equivalent Circulating Pressure; Estimating parasitic


pressure losses by power law model and Bingham plastic
model.

Surge and Swab pressure predictions and Maximum


tripping speeds to avoid swap.

Mud properties and borehole instability


Slow circulation pressures; Kill sheet and kill mud weight;
Bringing the pump to kill rate.

Kick circulation and drillers methods


Rig safety; Workover and Rig less operations
Coring Technology ;Drilling Economics
Completion equipment

Course Title

Horizontal & Multilateral Wells:


Drilling and Completion
LSES Course No:

LSES154

Course Duration

5 Days

Target Delegates

Drilling and exploitation engineers and


managers interested in workable techniques
for successful horizontal wells, and the
problems encountered.

Unit description
This is a comprehensive course designed for engineers to
familiarize with the benefits and design of horizontal and
multilateral well technology. The topics selected for this
course include almost all key details of drilling and completion
of horizontal and multilateral wells, such as: planning,
drilling, surveying, tubular selection, failure analysis, cutting
transport, hole stability, cementing, centralizer spacing, etc.

Participants will be asked to work on example designs


prepared by the instructor during lectures.

Learning outcomes
Definition of the terms used in directional drilling.
Directional versus deviated wells
TAML Classification of Multilateral Wells, benefits and
limitations of each
Planning a 3-D borehole profile for target intersection
and/or side tracking
Surveying a directional and deviated well

Major considerations in designing BHAs for horizontal


wells
Buckling of tubular in inclined wells and Paslays critical
bucking load
Combined loading and drill string failures while fishing and
drilling horizontal wells
Directional and Horizontal Well Hole Problems

Tubular Design for Directional Wells

PRACTICAL SESSION with drilling toolbox software

Drill String Design for Directional Wells, Casing Design


for Directional Wells ;Bottom Hole Assemblies (BHA)
for Directional wells

Multilateral Technology

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LWD-MWD and Geosteering

Course Title

Basic Drilling Fluids


LSES Course No:

LSES155

Course Duration

5 Days

Target Delegates

Drilling engineers, tool pushers, drillers,


company representatives and service
company personnel.

Unit description
This course addresses the basic concepts of the latest
developments in drilling fluids technology. The objective
of the course is to get a better knowledge and experience
of different mud systems and their applications.

It is recommended for drilling operations staff and


petroleum development division staff dealing directly
with drilling operations.

Learning outcomes
Nine basic functions of a drilling fluid
How to prepare a Bentonite Water system to meet
the desired viscosity, density and volume

Drilling Fluid Rheology & Hydraulics


Laminar and Turbulent Flows
Annular and Pipe Flows
Optimizing drilling fluids Hydraulics

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Drilling Fluid Related Hole Problems


Shale Stability
Hole Cleaning Problems
Recommended methods to remove cuttings bed
formation

Hole Problems originating Drilling Fluids


Torque and Drag (T&D) in directional wells

Course Title

Underbalanced Drilling Technique


LSES Course No:

LSES156

Course Duration

5 Days

Target Delegates

Engineers, managers, and field supervisors


responsible for planning, implementing or
analyzing the results of UBD.

Unit description
This is a five day course aimed at introducing Underbalanced
Drilling (UBD) and the most common UBD techniques to
course participants with no, or limited knowledge on the
subject. In this course, firstly, UBD will be defined; then,
benefits and limitations with respect to overbalanced drilling
(OBD) will be listed; finally, most common UBD techniques
will be explained.

Special emphasize will be given to followings with each


technique; Hole cleaning, Equipment, Operational
Procedures and Limitations. The instructor will use a popular
software package, WELLFLO of Neotec, to supplement his
examples and explanations

Learning outcomes
What do UBD and OBD mean?

Flow Drilling, Mudcap Drilling, Snub Drilling, Closed Systems

Benefits of UBD:

Special Considerations

Common UBD Techniques; hole cleaning, equipment,


operational procedures, limitations

UBD Completions

Two Phase Fluids,; Mist, Foam , Gasified Liquids


Gasified Liquids (continue), Single Phase Liquid Fluids:

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UBD Project and candidate selection.

Course Title

Solids Control In Drilling & Workover Fluids


LSES Course No:

LSES157

Course Duration

5 Days

Target Delegates

Drilling engineers, completions engineers, rig


supervisors, field supervisors, toolpushers,
operations superintendents, managers,
geologists, consultants, research and service
company personnel

Unit description
Discover how critical is the control and disposal of solids
and liquids in drilling, workover and completion operations.
Indeed, you learn that this part of our technology is many
times of critical importance to success.

This takes on even more importance if the operation is


taking place in environmentally sensitive areas, such as
offshore, urban sites and public parks and forests.

Learning outcomes
Solids and Classification
Problems associated with bad management of
drilling fluid solids content

Lubricity and impact of friction coefficient on


available WOB and drag loads

Filter cake and its impact on differential sticking of


drill string

Methods used to prevent the concentration of solids


Dilution and volume calculations
Solids Control for Unweighted Muds
Solids Control for Weighted Muds

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Storage
Closed Systems
Feasibility
Current Systems
Well Site Clean-Up Systems
Disposal
Environmental Concerns
Legal and Political Implications
Future Trends

Course Title

Tubular Design In Oil Wells & Applications


LSES Course No:

LSES158

Course Duration

3 Days

Target Delegates

Engineers and managers, rig supervisors


with good math skills and operations
superintendents responsible for drilling
offshore wells.

Unit description
This course is designed to give participants a full
understanding of mechanisms behind drill pipe, drill collar
and casing designs. Participants will master their ability to
make appropriate designs and assess any tubular failure
conditions by using drilling toolbox software in numerous
practical sessions.

This course is recommended for drilling engineers and


technical personnel of oil companies who may be involved
in fishing activities

Learning outcomes
Mechanics of Oil Field Tubular

Torque and Drag Predictions

Yield stress, von Misses stress, Critical Buckling Load

Failure Analysis in Directional Wells

Drill Pipe design for Vertical and Directional Wells

Combined loading and DP failures while fishing

Casing Design

Stuck Point and Free Point

Tubing Movement and Stress Calculations

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Course Title

Advanced Casing Design


LSES Course No:

LSES159

Course Duration

5 Days

Target Delegates

Engineers and managers, rig supervisors with


good math skills and operations superintendents
responsible for drilling offshore wells

Unit description
This is an advanced level drilling course which covers a
range of topics in casing design including casing point
selection, casing strength selection, casing and wellbore
stresses, design considerations, casing stability, well head
loads, as well as special considerations in casing landing
operation. Casing grade design will be covered extensively
by introducing the standard Bi-Axial Design as well as
more complicated Tri-axial design.

The later one is expected to be more accurate in deep


drilling applications where combined loading condition
is expected to be significant. Both vertical and directional
hole (holes with certain dog-leg severities) cases will be
covered. A special emphasis will be given to deep drilling
and high temperature application casing design where
stability loads can be significant.

Learning outcomes
Recommended Casing size, bit size and annual

Design Considerations and API design (safety) factors

Introduction to Casing Point (Shoe) Design.


Estimating Formation Fracture Pressure gradients

How to use API Standards; Bulletin 5C3 and 5B and

clearances.

(Ben Eaton method and LOT method.)

Introducing the concept of Kick Tolerance in casing


shoe design.

Additional considerations in Casing Point Selection


(Losses, Differential Sticking, etc.)

Introducing Casing Properties (Alloy, Heat Treatment


during manufacturing, Yield Strength and Grade).

Modes of Casing Failures; Body Failure, Joint Failure,


Collapse Failure and Internal Yield (Burst) Failures.

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for the case of different types of failures

how to determine variables in the equations.

Deep drilling considerations.


Stretch, OD, ID and Wall Strains
Change in the diameter of a Casing
Micro-Annulus Problem
Stability Loads (Post Cementation Loads) and Method
of pre-tensioning casings

Point Loading of Casings


H2S considerations in Casing Design.

Course Title

Drilling Operation Practices with Joystick


and Touch Screen Simulator
LSES Course No:

LSES160

Course Duration

5 Days

Target Delegates

Drilling Supervisors, Drilling Engineers, Drillers


and Assistant Drillers.

Unit description
Participants will be shown the layout of the DrillSIM 600
workstation, operation and functionality of the discreet
controls and joystick gestures. The main touch screen
controls will be reviewed including detailed navigation
through the screens to set-up and safely operate the
equipment.

The practical simulator exercises will be performed following


step by step procedures and will include the following and
operational sequences.

Learning outcomes
Control Screen Navigation Driller & Assistant Driller

Laying down singles from well center

Discreet Control Functionality Driller & Assistant Driller

Building Stands

Joystick Control Functionality Driller & Assistant Driller

Laying Down Stands

Tool Ownership Driller & Assistant Driller

Tripping In Hole

Equipment Control Driller & Assistant Driller

Tripping Out Of Hole

ZMS Awareness and Control Driller & Assistant Driller

Drilling and Connections

PVT Monitoring and Parameter Setting


Picking up singles to well center

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Course Title

Health Safety & Environment Management


LSES Course No:

LSES161

Course Duration

5 Days

Target Delegates

Basic English, Industry Personnel and New


recruits.

Unit description
To develop a general understanding of safety, health and environmental management systems (SHEMS), the principles
of risk assessment and risk management, human factors and an understanding of a safety culture and its measurement
and development.

Learning outcomes
Discussion of the integral role of health, safety and

Safety auditing and accident/incident investigation.

Risk analysis and mitigation.


Analysis of a number of major disasters, identifying

Legal requirements, regulations and standards

environmental management in oil and gas industry.

the key lessons to be learned in terms of safety


leadership and the role of safety, health and
environment management systems.

Occupational health.

Significance of the physical and social environments.

Human factor aspects of health and safety through

Environmental resources.
Social dynamics and environmental impacts
Direct, indirect and cumulative impacts with

Management of human factor issues in relation to

Impacts on public health and safety, economic

the use of case studies.

design, operation and maintenance of plant and


equipment.

Human factors in relation to the management of


emergencies.

Safety

management systems, roles and


responsibilities of directors and managers and the
development of a safety culture

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evaluation of mitigation and alternates.

impacts, cultural impacts, cumulative impacts.

Course Title

IADC-Rig Pass
LSES Course No:

LSES162

Course Duration

3 Days

Accreditation

IADC

Target Delegates

Basic English, Industry Personnel and New


recruits and anyone interested in onshore and
offshore basic safety training.

Unit description
IADCs Rig Pass program is designed to provide new employees with a basic orientation of rig operations and safe work
practices to improve the safety performance of the Service Contractor and the E & P Operator and to assist both in satisfying
Federal, state and industry regulations and recommended practices

Learning outcomes
General Safety Principles (Safe work practices, Injury
prevention, etc.)
Intervention [Stop Work Authority] (JSEA/JHA, Signs
And Placards, Pre-Job Plan, etc.).
Personal Conduct (Workplace violence, horseplay,
smoking restrictions, etc.)

Trenching & Shoring


Fire Safety (Overview of Fire Protection and
Prevention, Employee responsibilities)
Adverse Weather, Wildlife & Insects; Health & First
Aid (General, Health and Weather)

Drug & Alcohol Testing, Preventing Workplace Violence

Blood Borne Pathogens, Industrial Hygiene, Back


Injury Prevention

Hazard Control Methods, Permitting

Incident Reporting & Investigation

Lockout / Tag out, Housekeeping (Proper practices,


Storage, etc.)

Wellsite
Environmental
Protection
(Waste
Management, Leaks, HAZWOPER awareness)

Job Safety Environmental Analysis

Land Transportation (Journey Management, Driving


practices, Cell Phone, Fatigue)

Personal Protective Equipment (Head, Face and Eye,


Hearing, Foot, Head, Resp., etc.)
Hazmat Labeling, Material Safety Data Sheets,
Accident Prevention Signs
Marine Debris, Swing Rope, Pits and Falls
Materials Handling (Mechanical Equipment, Manual
Material Handling)T

Offshore Personnel Transportation (Shorebase,


Helicopter, Boat, Swing Ropes, Water Safety)
Swing Rope Transfer
Capacity to apply concepts and procedures to real
situations
Appraise strategies and outcomes
Written Examination

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Course Title

Managing Safety (IOSH)


LSES Course No:

LSES163

Course Duration

4 Days

Accreditation

IOSH (Through our Training Partner)

Target Delegates

Managing safely is for managers, supervisors, H&S


officers in any sector, and any organisation. Its
designed to get people holding the responsibility up
to speed on the practical actions they need to take to
handle health and safety in their teams.

Unit description
This IOSH program provides the general knowledge and understanding required to manage key elements of health and
safety in the workplace.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, delegates will have

Ensure that adequate health and safety training and

Recognise safety and health hazards and assess risks

Identify what actions should be taken when incidents

Apply key health and safety controls

Communicate effectively on safety and health issues

acquired capabilities to:


in the workplace

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supervision of staff is provided

involving injury or damage occur

Course Title

Working Safely (IOSH)


LSES Course No:

LSES164

Course Duration

1 Day

Accreditation

IOSH (Through our Training Partner)

Target Delegates

Working safely is for people at any level, in any


sector, needing grounding in the essentials
of health and safety. Everyone at work
should have an understanding of why they
must work safely to prevent accidents and
illness which can result in disability, death or
incapacity for work.

Unit description
This course aims to provide participants with the basic Working safely meets the guidelines for introductory
understanding and safe working techniques and the health and safety training. Two key areas health, safety and
assessment of related risk.
environmental basics are covered in a single self-contained
session.

Learning outcomes
Upon the completion of the programme, the participants will be in a
position to have a full understanding of safe working: Define hazard and risk, recognise hazards and
understand risk and risk assessment
Minimise and manage hazards and reduce risks to
employee safety as well as your business
Build confidence in the safest standards of the
working environment
Ensure compliance with health and safety policies as
well as legal requirements

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Improve safety performance, understand safe


systems of work, use of ppe, recognise safety signs
and emergency procedure
Protect the environment by understanding what
impact their industry has and what they can do as an
individual and organisation to reduce pollution and
waste
Peace of mind offered by training thats designed and
quality-controlled by the chartered body for health
and safety

Course Title

CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling


LSES Course No:

LSES165

Course Duration

1 Day

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Environmental


Health (CIEH) (Through our Training
Partner)

Target Delegates

This course should be attended by business managers,


safety officers, supervisors and all employees that
carry out manual handling activities.

Unit description
This course aims to provide participants with the basic understanding and practical skills on safe manual handling
techniques and the assessment of related risks.

Learning outcomes
Upon the completion of the programme, the participants will be in a position to:
Understand the common causes of injury/ harm in
the workplace and the benefits of appropriate risk
controls

Implement the appropriate general actions that can


be taken to reduce the risk from injuries (including
ergonomics)

Identify manual handling hazards, including the


mechanisms of movement such as stability, force
and levers legislation and guidance

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Implement controls and reduce the risk of harm


Apply manual handling techniques including; pushing,
pulling, lowering from heights, team handling and
working at low levels

Course Title

CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH


LSES Course No:

LSES166

Course Duration

1 Day

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Environmental


Health (CIEH) (Through our Training
Partner)

Target Delegates

This course should be attended by any


employee at level, in any sector, needing
grounding in the essentials of health and
safety, particularly on handling, understanding
and trading in Hazardous substances.

Unit description
This course aims to provide participants with the basic understanding and practical skills on safe handling techniques and
the assessment of related risks for hazardous substances and certain legal requirements.

Learning outcomes
Upon the completion of the programme, the participants will be in a position to:
Identify hazardous substances and their potential
health effects
Understand the requirements for the completion of
a Coshh assessment and the control measures to be
adopted

Understand the fundamental requirements of


the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
Regulations 2005
Select appropriate control measures relative to the
hazard.
Be able to undertake a Coshh assessment

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Course Title

Geophysics
LSES Course No:

LSES167

Learning time

5 Days

Guided Learning Hours


Target Delegates

30 hours
Drilling and exploitation engineers and managers
Geologists, Seismic Analysts; Petroleum industry
personnel in need of interpretive skills

Unit description
To understand the geophysics of Petroleum Deposits. This module focuses on Seismic imaging, tools, techniques and
interpretation of basic data. Exposure to advanced seismic stratigraphy will be provided. 3D/4D detailed map study so
that field work can be better understood and enhanced.

Course Content
Basic Geophysics
Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology
Seismic interpretation

Detailed study of 3D/4D Seismic survey


Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy/Exploration
workshop

Advanced Seismic stratigraphy

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Course Title

Petrophysics
LSES Course No:

LSES168

Course Duration

5 Days

Target Delegates

Drilling and exploitation engineers


andmanagersGeologists, Seismic Analysts; Petroleum
industry personnel in need of interpretive skills.

Unit description
This module is an advance on Geophysics and will help in understanding the finer structure of geological formations
and a study of techniques to interpret further the geological survey maps and details.

Course Content
Upon the completion of the programme, the participants will be in a position to:
Fundamentals of Petrophysics

Formation Resistivity and Water Saturation.

Coring and Core Analysis

Capillary Pressure & Wettability

Well log Interpretation

Applications of Darcys Law

Capillarity in Rocks /Cased hole formation Evaluation

Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Operations Geology/Production Logging/ Shale sand


Petrophysics

Effect of Stress on Rock Properties

Applied Rock Mechanics/Wireline Formation testing


& Interpretation

Fluid-rock Interaction

Structural and stratigraphic interpretation of


Dipmeters and Borehole Imaging Logs
Mineralogy; Petroleum Geology; Porosity and
Permeability.

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Static Stress - Strain Relation;


Importance of Near-Wellbore Permeability

Course Title

Reservoir Engineering
LSES Course No:

LSES169

Learning time

10 Days

Target Delegates

Drilling and exploitation engineers and managers


Geologists, Seismic Analysts; Petroleum industry
personnel in need of interpretive skills.

Unit description
This is a comprehensive module taking the delegate through all the details on reservoirs and will help in understanding
all aspects of reservoir structure, fracturing, well testing, unconventional gas reservoirs and a deep study reservoir
performance.

Course Content
Oil & Gas reservoirs
Capillarity in Rocks
Integrated Reservoir Modeling
Drive mechanisms (Natural & Artificial flow)
Primary/Secondary & Enhanced Oil Recovery
Techniques
Water Flooding
Well Test Design & Analysis.
Reservoir characterization, Study of behavior of
gases, behavior of Oil/Wet gas reservoirs, Material
balance and Darcys Law
Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Analysis.
Evaluation of Oil & Gas reserves.
Reservoir Management

Well

Testing Analysis, Primary Reservoir


Characteristics, Fluid Flow Equations, Transient Well
Testing, Type Curves, Pressure Derivative Method,
Interference and Pulse Tests, Injection Well Testing
Water Influx

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Classification of Aquifers, Recognition of Natural


Water Influx, Water Influx Models.

Unconventional Gas Reservoirs, Vertical Gas Well

Performance, Horizontal Gas Well Performance,


Material Balance Equation for Conventional and
Unconventional Gas Reservoirs.

Coal-bed Methane CBM, Tight Gas Reservoirs, Gas


Hydrates, Shallow Gas Reservoirs.

Performance of Oil Reservoirs, Primary Recovery

Mechanisms, The Material Balance Equation,


Generalized MBE, The Material Balance as an Equation
of a Straight Line, Tracys Form of the MBE

Course Title

Introduction to Chemical Engineering


LSES Course No:

LSES170

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

30 hours

Target Delegates

Engineering GRADUATES, Industry Personnel

Unit description
Chemical engineering deals with almost all the disciplines
of science and is even more pronounced in the oil and
gas industry. The engineering study gives the students
a technical know how of the processes that are used in
the sector along with giving them an exposure into the
chemical background.

Chemical engineering is an essential part of the curriculum


which also enables the students to understand the
engineering of the processes.

Course Content
Upon the completion of the programme, the participants will be in a position to:
Process calculations and thermodynamics

Mass transfer

Thermodynamic properties of real gases

Chemical reaction engineering

Compression of fluids

Instrumentation and process control

Formulations

Plant design and economics

Thermochemistry

Chemical Technology

Heat transfer

Petroleum Refinery Engineering

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Course Title

Overview of Petrochemical Processes


LSES Course No:

LSES171

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

30 hours

Target Delegates

Engineering GRADUATES, Industry Personnel

Unit description
The module on Overview of Petrochemical processes
entails the learning about the downstream sector
technical processes. The overview is an essential part as
it gives the students the required understanding of the
refining plants, processes and the technology behind it.

The module also has an interesting topic of energy


engineering which will help the students understand the
technical processes in energy efficiency with respect to
downstream oil and gas industry

Course Content
Petroleum Refining
Transport phenomena
Mathematical methods in petrochemical processes
Fuels, combustion and gasification technology
Energy engineering

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Process design for petrochemical plants


Process control
Piping design and engineering
Simulation of Petrochemical processes

Course Title

Petroleum Production Operations


LSES Course No:

LSES172

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

30 hours

Target Delegates

Engineering GRADUATES, Industry Personnel

Unit description
On completion of this module, students will be able to
identify best practice in measurement system design and
compare strengths and weaknesses of various primary
devices.

Also prepare a strategy for managing corrosion in


a producing asset, considering corrosive effects of
produced fluids, inhibition treatments and monitoring of
parameters that can influence the integrity of components
and systems.

Course Content
Production Measurement.

Production Chemistry & Flow Assurance.

Production Database Management.

Corrosion & Material Science.


Well Intervention & Treatment

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Course Title

Process Measurement Systems


LSES Course No:

LSES173

Learning time

5 Days

Target Delegates

Engineering GRADUATES, Industry Personnel

Unit description
On completion of this module, students will be able to
identify best practice in measurement system design and
compare strengths and weaknesses of various primary
devices.

Also prepare a strategy for managing corrosion in


a producing asset, considering corrosive effects of
produced fluids, inhibition treatments and monitoring of
parameters that can influence the integrity of components
and systems.

Course Content
Technologies, Operational
Measurement

Issues

for

Methods for Transmission and Telemetry


Selection of Instrumentation Systems
Process monitoring requirements
Closed channel flow measurement
Stand/in-situ calibration
Installation effects

Process

Multiphase flow measurement


Open channel flow measurement
Calculation of uncertainty
Pressure measurement
Level measurement
Temperature measurement
Data transmission and telemetry
Intrinsic safety
Maintenance of instrumentation

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Course Title

Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics and


Overview of Petrochemical Processes
LSES Course No:

LSES174

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

30 hours

Target Delegates

Engineering GRADUATES, Industry Personnel

Unit description
The course on Overview of Petrochemical processes
entails the learning about the downstream sector
technical processes. The overview is an essential part as
it gives the participants the required understanding of the
refining plants, processes and the technology behind it.

The course also has an interesting topic of energy


engineering which will help the participants understand
the technical processes in energy efficiency with respect
to downstream oil and gas industry.

Course Content
Simulation of Petrochemical processes

Energy engineering

Petroleum Refining

Process design for petrochemical plants

Transport phenomena

Process control

Mathematical methods in petrochemical processes

Piping design and engineering

Fuels, combustion and gasification technology

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Course Title

Facilities Engineering
LSES Course No:

LSES175

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

30 hours

Target Delegates

Engineering GRADUATES, Industry Personnel

Unit description
This module sets out the requirements for process facilities for both onshore and offshore oil and gas production
systems. It develops an understanding of current and projected process facilities concepts and the principles involved
in their selection and design.

Course Content
Oil and Gas separators

Installation - surface and subsea

Oil and Water Treatment

Pumping and compression requirements.

Gas conditioning and treatment

Fluid processing

Pumping systems

Power generation

Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers

Utilities

Design principles

Oil and gas measurement


Management of HSE

Routing

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Course Title

Pipeline Engineering
LSES Course No:

LSES176

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

30 hours

Target Delegates

Engineering GRADUATES, Industry Personnel

Unit description
The students will learn the principles behind designing
of pipelines, optimization of in-plant pipeline design,
material selection & use international standards like API
and ASME.

The program includes engineering activities like


construction & maintenance of pipelines, pipeline
operations, pipeline integrity system and investigation of
pipeline defects, repairs and maintenance

Course Content
Pipe, pump and compressor selection

Software engineering

Transportation

Equipment maintenance

Route surveying and planning

Telemetry/SCADA

GIS image processing

Pipeline network analysis

Defect assessment and maintenance

Database management

Structural engineering and vibration

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Course Title

International Technical certificate in


Oil & Gas (NEBOSH)
LSES Course No:

LSES177

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

NIL

Target Delegates

Persons having safety responsibilities such as


managers, supervisors, employee representatives,
health and safety counselors who need to ensure and
understand safety in the working environment, as well
as needing an appreciation of Safety.

Unit description
This training course is a professional qualification
that allows individuals to gain a good grounding in
the operational safety requirements in the oil and gas
environment and satisfy employers that they have formal
training and certification with in the area of employment.
On completion of this NEBOSH International Technical
Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety course,
participants will benefit from a qualification that has been
professionally structured as a competency development
course for personnel working in the safety industry,
equipping them with vital specialised safety training and
know-how.

By implementing effective process safety management


across all areas of operations will reduce the number of
accidents, provide a safe place to work thereby saving
time and money.

Course Content
Health, safety and environmental management in
context
Hydrocarbon process safety
Fire protection and emergency response
Logistics and Transport Operations

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Delegates should be able to demonstrate


understanding of Occupational Health & Safety as
applied to the international oil and gas industry
through the application of knowledge in familiar and
unfamiliar situations
Report presentations

Course Title

Data Analysis and Strategic Decision Support


LSES Course No:

LSES201

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

30 hours

Target Delegates

Beginner

Unit description
This course is taught from a practical view with the aim
that students will learn how to streamline and analyze
data of the upstream, midstream and own stream sectors.
Students enrolled in this course will be given an in-depth
view of the methodological processes involved in oil and
gas industry.

Moreover, students will learn the functions and roles of


data in the business acumen.

Course Content
Introduction to Data Analysis

Analytics

Defining problem and approach development

SPSS

Data Design, Research design

Data interpretation

Secondary data
Primary data

Probability and distribution


Hypotheses testing

Qualitative and Quantitative data

Factor Analysis
Case studies
Report presentations

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Course Title

Petroleum Policy Economics


LSES Course No:

LSES202

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

30 hours

Target Delegates

Beginner

Unit description
The main aim is to equip the students with an
understanding of how economic analysis can help inform
and understand the international oil and gas industry.
This requires the students to be familiar both with the
relevant economic analysis and technical dimensions of
the industry. In addition the course enables the student to
become familiar with current issues in the industry.

Students will appreciate the economic analysis techniques,


concepts and theories appropriate for decision-making
and policy formulation concerned with natural resources
issues.

Course Content
Definitions of economics including an introduction
to mineral economics, which is inclusive of energy
resources.
Minerals and economics, development including
economic growth, historical development, mineral
consumption trends, use factors and complicating
factors with mineral production and consumption.
The basic concepts related to energy demand, supply
and investments and their interaction in the economic
framework of markets.

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Demand, supply and markets for oil and gas. Nonrenewable natural resources including the taxonomy
of natural resources, analytical concepts in mineral /
energy markets.
Renewable natural resources including the taxonomy
of natural resources, the economics of pollution,
economics of overexploitation and the valuation of
natural resources. Mineral policy.
Petroleum taxation and royalties. Sustainability and
sustainable development.

Course Title

Oil and Gas Trading and Marketing


LSES Course No:

LSES203

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration
Target Delegates

30 hours
Beginner

Unit description
Oil and Gas are sensitive commodities traded in the
markets. This module aims at teaching the students the
concepts of trading and markets and how these concepts
are applied when trading in Oil and Gas. The module will
deal with various kinds of trading mechanisms, global
exchanges dealing in oil and gas, various crudes and their
dealing at different exchanges, market pricing concepts,
fluctuations and speculation, market forces at work.

This includes study of marketing tools and concepts,


core competencies, SWOT analysis, market research,
product life cycles, product and brand lines, promotions,
communications etc. with oil and gas market perspective.

Course Content
Familiarity with the concepts underlying the stock
markets and exchanges.

Global oil and gas exchanges like NYMEX, SGX etc. and
the different commodities traded there.

Learning of bearish, bullish and various other market


jargons.

Fluctuations and speculations and other market


forces driving the price determination.

How markets work, their scopes and limitations,


trading concepts.

Marketing concepts, research and analysis in the


industry.

Spot and futures trading contracts.

Concepts of product life cycles, determination of


brands and product lines.

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Course Title

Alternative Energy and Sustainability


LSES Course No:

LSES204

Learning time

5 Days

Course Duration

30 hours

Target Delegates

Beginner

Unit description
In a world where our lives are becoming increasingly
dependent on energy, we must also be aware of the
damage this dependence causes to the environment
and how the very sustainability is at risk. Energy and
sustainability will make the students aware of the delicate
relationship between these two and how to maintain that
balance.

They will study about the various forms of damages


caused by the non-renewable sources of energy,
alternative forms (both non-renewable and renewable),
sustainability, how to delicately balance our activities and
to sustain ourselves.

Course Content
Energy consumption and its effects.
Renewable and nonrenewable forms of energy and
conventional and non-conventional forms of energy.
Sustainability, the concept and its principles.
Energy and sustainability, the balancing act and how
to manage it.

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Study of how our activities impact the social


sustainability.
Technological advancements in this regard.
Carbon foot printing, zero energy buildings and
refineries and future prospects.

Course Title

Crisis management for the Oil & Gas Industry


LSES Course No:

LSES205

Learning time

3 Days

Target Delegates

Crisis Management Teams, Security Managers,


NGOs, Executives and Board-of-directors ,Law
enforcement officers, Government officials
involved in Crisis, Management Health and Safety
managers. Crisis Management Teams, Security
Managers, NGOs, Executives and Board-ofdirectors ,Law enforcement officers, Government
officials involved in Crisis, Management Health
and Safety managers.

Unit description
The objective of the course is to provide an understanding
of the crisis management framework for an organization
and create awareness how a mismanaged issue,
emergency or other incident can result in a crisis.

The course is targeted to improve participants knowledge


of the latest in risk assessments, contingency planning and
to prepare the crisis management team for the difficult
tasks they will face during and after a crisis

Course Content
Definition of a crisis it is different to an emergency or
disaster, along with its potential effect on the business.
Factors that can drive a crisis.
Timeline of a crisis how it can escalate, can be under or
out of control.
Developing a crisis response strategy priorities, facilities,
roles, responsibilities.

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Activating the response when a crisis occurs and


managing effects on victims of crisis and other key
groups.
Assessing the crisis plan, auditing it for improvement.
Delegates will understand the nature of a crisis and
its potential impact, identify the factors that build
crisis resilience in an organization understand how
governance and leadership act and interact through
the life cycle of a crisis

Course Title

Continuous Improvement and Operational


Efficiency in the Oil & Gas
LSES Course No:

LSES206

Learning time

3 Days

Target Delegates

Commercial and project managers in the


petroleum industry, Oil &Gas company managers,
CEOs.

Unit description
The course will concentrate on simple, focused application
of a 5-step process and associated tools and techniques,
which will enable practitioners clearly to identify problems
and to develop relevant, reproducible and transferrable
solutions. Emphasis is placed on cross-functional
collaboration in short-term (<3 months) timeframe
activities as opposed to development of large, long-term
project-based solutions. Participants are encouraged to
bring along a current headache to use as a basis for the
various problem solving techniques.

Senior managers will gain an understanding of their role


in encouraging the application of CI in their business,
providing space for personnel to apply the techniques and
building organisational capability in providing competent
coaches for CI activities.
The course will be a mix of teaching sessions and
interactive working; emphasis is placed on learning by
doing after an introduction to each technique

Course Content
How CI works and who does it.
Big CI and little CI, CI Team makeup and coaching
support
Overview of the five-step process:

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Step 1-Problem definition and validation


Step 2-Root cause analysis
Step 3-Solution Generation
Step 4-Planning and Execution
Step 5-Check results and share

When to apply CI, who to involve and how to obtain


support from leadership for proposed activity, how
to use relevant tools and techniques, how to share
solutions across the business Leadership:
The scope and power of CI
Understanding of the tools and what practitioners
require to solve problems
How to encourage and publicize CI in the organisation
and how to build organisational capability in CI

Course Title

LNG Shipping Contracts


LSES Course No:

LSES207

Learning time

3 Days

Target Delegates

Commercial and project managers/ advisers,


Oil &Gas company managers, CEOs, Legal
professionals in the oil and gas sector, Contract
managers and analysts , Government advisors,
policy makers, economists andregulators, Market
analysts, Marketing managers, Operations &
Chartering managers.

Unit description
The aim of this course is to provide the participants with in depth knowledge on Global LNG markets and their
relationship with the shipping markets. The course will provide a thorough examination of the LNG Sales and Purchase
Agreement (SPA) as well as the concepts of time charter parties, voyage charter party, contract of affreightment and
Bills of Lading with emphasis on LNG shipping contracts

Course Content
Global LNG Markets
Shipping Markets
LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement
Time Charter parties
Voyage Charter Parties
Contract of Affreightment
Bills of Lading

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Understand the inter-relationship between LNG


shipping contracts
Assess the key aspects and operations of the various
charter parties
Improve your commercial and legal understanding of
the LNG Sales agreements clauses and terms

Course Title

Legal Contracts and International Legal


Practice for Oil & Gas
LSES Course No:

LSES208

Learning time

5 Days

Target Delegates

Commercial and project managers, Oil &Gas


company managers, CEOs, Legal professionals
in the oil and gas sector, Contract managers and
analysts, Government advisors, policy makers,
economists and regulators.

Unit description
The aims of this course is to equip participants with in
depth understanding on important legal issues, such as
ownership of mineral rights, drilling contracts, dispute
resolution in international petroleum transactions among
others

Furthermore, the course will provide detailed analysis on


host government contracts and international practice as
well as a thorough investigation on Joint Development
and Operations

Course Content
Ownership of Mineral Rights

Fostering Investment: The Role of the Legal Climate

Petroleum Regimes: Petroleum Law and Regulations

Joint Development and Operations

Government Contracts

Drilling Contracts

International Practice

Dispute Resolution in International Petroleum


Transactions

Award Systems

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Course Title

Fundamentals on LNG Contracts


Learning time

5 Days

Target Delegates

Commercial and project managers, Oil &Gas


company managers, CEOs, Legal professionals
in the oil and gas sector, Contract managers and
analysts, Government advisors, policy makers,
economists and regulators.

Unit description
The main objectives of this course is to equip professionals
on Oil & Gas with in depth knowledge on specific Gas
and LNG agreements, such as Gas Sale Agreement
(GSA), Development and Fiscal Agreement (DFA),
Development & Production Sharing Agreement
(DSPA), among others.

The course also emphasizes on specific upstream


agreements as well as on LNG Sale & Purchase Agreement
(SPA) with emphasis on shipping issues such as the
Time Charter Party Agreement. Develop their industry
knowledge to a high level

Course Content
Market Examination

Joint Venture Agreement (JVA)

Host Country Risk Assessment

LNG Sale & Purchase Agreement (SPA)

Project Issues Legal & Commercial

The Engineering Procurement & Construction


Contract (EPC)

Types of Host Government Contracts


Exploration & Production Sharing Agreements (ESPA)
Gas Sale Agreement (GSA)
Development & Fiscal Agreement (DFA)
Development & Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA)

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The Terminal Use Agreement (TUA)


Other Types of Legal Agreements, Shipping Issues
Make better contract decisions
Construct and interpret LNG contracts
Negotiate from a position of strength and knowledge
in order to gain a competitive edge

Course Title

Fundamentals in funding Operations


in the Oil & Gas
LSES Course No:

LSES210

Learning time

3 Days

Target Delegates

Commercial and project managers, Oil &Gas


company managers, CEOs, Legal professionals
in the oil and gas sector, Contract managers and
analysts, Government advisors, policy makers,
economists and regulators.

Unit description
The aim of this course is to offer detailed knowledge on
the various forms of funding for operations in the Oil &
Gas. There will be a thorough examination of various
sources of funding, including self-funding, industry and
private equity funding.

Furthermore, there will be an in depth presentation of


the various financial instruments as well as the associated
risks.

Course Content
Self funding & Industry funding

Financial instruments

Private equity funding

Limited partnerships

Capital markets

Limited liability partnerships

Offer for subscription & Offer for sale

Security & Guarantees

Regulatory framework

Insurance

Mandatory prospectus disclosure regime

Carried positions

Public offer of equity securities by private companies

Risk and risk allocation

Debt markets

Representations and warranties

Project finance

Force majeure & Actions of the State

Engineering and construction


Credit risk appraisal

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Course Title

Efficient Negotiations for Oil & Gas Contracts


LSES Course No:

LSES211

Learning time

5 Days

Target Delegates

Commercial managers and executives, Contract


managers, engineers and analysts ,Business
development managers, New venture managers
and executives, Country managers, Procurement
and purchasing managers, Financiers involved
in project finance, investment analysis and
syndicated lending, Government and joint
venture owners involved in, sponsoring/assessing
project finance deals. Accountants and lawyers
needed to understand in more detail the
challenges specific to the oil and gas industry.

Unit description
The main aim of this course is to provide in depth
understanding on what is required to become an
accomplished negotiator for Oil & Gas contracts. The
course will give a comprehensive analysis of various
negotiation techniques and skills as well as the structures
and forms of negotiation.

Moreover, the course gives emphasis on how the negotiator


should work as a team with a lawyer and the importance
of cultural differences when it comes to negotiation.

Course Content
Basics on how to become an Accomplished Negotiator

Effective Negotiators

Negotiation Techniques & Skills

Planning Complex Negotiations

The Structures & Forms of Negotiation

Preparation Routines

Planning for Simple Negotiation

Key Service Contracts

Working as a Team with a Lawyer

Techniques of Persuasion

Production Sharing Contracts

Working as a Negotiating Team


Cultural Differences in Negotiation

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Course Title

Personal and Professional Development


LSES Course No: LSES301

Unit description
Personal and Professional Development is a core module that normally runs right through the foundation programs. This
module will develop students self-awareness, improve the quality of team working, enhance ability to communicate
and relate to others, and develop cultural and political awareness. This can be also customized to suit organisations
objectives.

Course Content
Self-awareness

Decision Making and Problem solving

Effective Communication Skills

Time and Activity management

Winning Teamwork Skills

Effective Inter-personal relationship

Business English and Communication


LSES Course No: LSES302

Unit description
The module aims at providing students with adequate language and business communication skills. At the end of
their training students can be tested by Business English Certificate Higher exam, which is certified by University of
Cambridge, IELTS or TOEFL.

Course Content
This is a structured curriculum to develop and improve
the communication skills of our candidates. This
course syllabus is divided into two phases of which
the descriptions are below.
Thisprogramwilldeliversoftskillsandcommunications
training in a combined fashion, where each task
the learner does will help him/her to improve not
only the learners professional attitude but also the
communication skills to meet the standards of the
global industry.
Apart from the usual Language Games, News Review
Sessions etc. which is organized for the students.

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A structured curriculum for this process can also be


considered.
The whole process is divided into two major phases:
Business English Training
Core Training for Business English Certificate
Both these components will consist of only
practical tasks and shall focus on four key areas of
communication: Reading, Listening, Speaking and
Writing. It must be noted that no activity would be
complete until and unless all four areas are covered
for each task.

Course Title

Competency Based Recruitment


LSES Course No: LSES303

Unit description
Competency-based Recruitment focuses on how to express competency requirements, attract people who meet those
requirements and then select the candidates who are the most competent or have the potential to be so

Course Content
Recruitment isThe process of attracting people for
the vacancy existingand differentiating between
them to find the right manfor the job!!
Competency Based interview, the Star approach
Knowledge + Skills + Attitude + Personal
Characteristics = Competency !!
Identify skills & characteristics needed to succeed in
aspecific work environment.

Isolate competencies required for a given job.


Earmark relevant experiences
haveacquired these competencies.

necessary

to

Clarify what candidates have learned from their


experiences
Determine whether candidates can explain what
theyhave learned on a given job & work environment

Essential Interviewing Skills


LSES Course No: LSES304

Unit description
Essential Interviewing Skills will help you gain the specialist knowledge and practical skills to prepare for and undertake
different types of inter-views. The interactive role-plays and group discussions will help you use sound interviewing
techniques to gather accurate information from any interview.

Course Content
Introduction

Recognizing Good Answers

Developing Questions

Probing Questions

Differentiating Your Interview

Interview Evaluation

Creating Scenarios

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Course Title

Employee Engagement
LSES Course No: LSES305

Unit description
An Introduction to Employee Engagement examines what is meant by employee engagement, why organisations are
interested in it, how employers can build an engaged workforce and how it can be measured.

Course Content
Visible, empowering leadership providing a strong
strategic narrative about the organisation, where its
come from and where its going.
Engaging managers who focus their people and give
them scope, treat their people as individuals and
coach and stretch their people.

Employee voice throughout the organisations, for


reinforcing and challenging views, between functions
and externally, employees are seen as central to the
solution.
Organisational integrity the values on the wall are
reflected in day to day behaviours. There is no say
do gap

Workforce Planning
LSES Course No: LSES306

Unit description
Workforce planning is rapidly emerging as an essential activity for HR to engage in if it is to increase strategic contribution
and drive talent and business outcomes. So how can HR practitioners start to derive the benefits of workforce planning
in their own organisations? The Workforce Planning course will help you analyse the workforce, develop a strategy to
match demand for staff with the right people at the right time, and create a plan for talent management and retention.

Course Content
Succession planning

Talent management, multi-skilling

Flexible working.

Job design

Labour demand and supply forecasting

Risk management

Recruitment and retention planning

Outsourcing

Skills audit gap analysis

Career planning
Scenario planning.

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Testimonials
LSES helps unleash our potential to the maximum and
helps us pursue a career in the oil and gas industry. The
courses at LSES help us to see the practical implications
of the various concepts and theories taught by well
experienced lecturers and help sharpen perspective
through unique personality development sessions
Jacob George

Oil and Gas Management programme at LSES provides
the students with in-depth knowledge into the up-mid
and downstream industry in the management area. The
availability of experienced people from the Industry for
teaching and doubt clarification are highly beneficial for
us. We have also got a chance to present papers at the
DUOG International conference held at IIT Madras The
6 months intense programme helped me to sharpen
my skills for an international management level..
Shan Kumar


The Drilling Engineering programme offered by
LSES provides us with necessary skills to improve
our knowledge in the oil and gas industry. The
course provided by LSES helps us to build a good
international career in the oil and gas Industry. The
modules are handled by expert industrial veterans
with vast experience in the Industry. This finishing
school provides us with the additional certifications
programmes required for the oil and gas Industry.
Joining LSES will completely change you to an oil and
gas professional....
Pramod Kumar K.
The OGM Programme offered by LSES provides an
overall view of the oil and gas Industry. The programme
provides all that is requires in the oil and gas industry in
a detailed manner. A case in point is the in-depth study
of petroleum policy and economics and Oil trading.
LSES also offered us an opportunity to participate and
present papers in the presence of Industry giants at the
international conference on developing unconventional
resources conducted @ IIT Madras. Rama Menon
In pursuit of excellence, LSES is always at the forefront.
LSES have the zest to provide quality education to the
students and has left no stone unturned to bring the best
out of the students. The combination of experienced
seniors and young professionals in management makes
LSES unique...
Mandar Pimputkar

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The drilling Engineering PGP programme offered


by LSES provides a practical teaching and grooming
approach addressing key areas of the upstream oil and
gas industry. The environment provides a forum for
interaction between students and industry veterans
that is highly beneficial for us. LSES amalgamates both
technical and core skills required to perform and grow
in the international oil and gas industry. Joining LSEs has
been one of the most pivotal decisions in my career.
Kailash Acharya

The drilling engineering program at LSES combines
professional industry experience with an academic
curriculum to build a challenging career in the oil
and gas industry. Studing in the LSE has given me the
opportunity to interact with industry veterans; bridging
the gap between classroom teaching and the demands
of the industry. This has made learning interesting and
effective. I am confident that the skills developed at
LSES will lead to the rewarding career in the oil and gas
Bhavya Rajeev
industry..
The LSES program provides us with the necessary
tools to improve our domain knowledge in the oil
and gas industry with its expert faculty and through
various presentations and case studies. The overall
nature of the school also helped us to sharpen our
communication skills helping us to communicate our
ideas and concerns in a better way. Thank you for your
professionalism and commitment to excellence.
Aswin Subramanian


The LSES course is apt for building a good international
career as it improves our individual capabilities. Special
care is given to improve critical thinking and doing
research through presentation and case studies. There
is enough exposure to international companies and yhe
best faculties. I am happy to be a part of the program
which I believe would make me a good engineer in the
Oil and gas industry. Thank you LSES!...
Anees Rahuman

Profiles of Some of
the Visiting Faculty
Dr. Carole Nakhle

Dr. Freda Akgun

is an energy economist, based

is extensively involved in Oil &

in London, and specialising in

gas Industry Training through

international petroleum fiscal

ARAMCO, KPC, NExT and from

regimes, world oil and gas market

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Indonesia,

developments, and energy policy.

Kazakhstan to Myanmar.

She is also External Expert for the Fiscal Affairs

Dr. Akgun has taught at UAE University, University of

Department at the IMF. She has worked as Special

New South Wales, Middle East Technical University,

Parliamentary Adviser, House of Lords, UK advising

Colorado School of Mines and at the National Oil

on Middle Eastern and energy-related political

Company of Turkey.

issues, on energy policy globally and on oil, gas and


other energy market developments.

Raymond Hall

Alan Lane

is Independent Consultant since

is CEO, VASGAMA- International

July 2011 and has over 32 years

Communications

experience in the oil & gas Industry

experience has covered a career

with the last 29 years with BP, in

in journalism and working within

a variety of senior commercial

government and within major

and tax advocacy roles. Project managed a range

multinational brands. VASGAMA has provided

of successful Industry initiatives to implement fiscal

consultancy advice on reputation management to

incentives in UK and overseas regimes.

clients across the world. He played a central role

Counsel.

His

in Shell managing its Brent Spar/Nigeria crises


and is an Associate of Witt OBriens-world leaders
in business continuity, crisis management and
controlling outcomes.

Makbul Rahim

Dr. Ajit K. Shukla

consultant, specialising in petroleum

of

and mining development, including

Engineering, School of Technology,

petroleum laws and regulations. He

PDPU, Gujarat (India) and trained

has undertaken several petroleum

as an expert in energy conservation

projects in several countries. Makbul practices Law as

and audit requirement, responsible for designing

the Principal MMR consultants in London.

and implementing the academic schedule, academic

is a lawyer and natural resource

is Associate Professor Department


Mechanical

&

Industrial

structure and infrastructure needs at PDPU.

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Dr. Kotha Mahender

Dr. DK Gupta

is Professor and Head, Department

has Twenty years of experience in

of Earth Science, Goa University,

academia & industry. He teaches

Goa, India. His Specialization is in

subjects like Drilling Engineering &

Sedimentology (Basin Studies) and

Well Completion, Geo-mechanics

Petroleum Geology. His teaching

&

Rock-mechanics,
Recourses

developing

activities cover a wide range of topics in Earth

Unconventional

and

Reservoir

Sciences which include Sedimentology, Petroleum

Engineering. Presently he is working in Geo-

Geology, Stratigraphy, Remote Sensing and GIS,

mechanics of Hydro-fracturing for unconventional

Computer applications of Mining Geology and

recourses & also linking Geo-mechanics with micro-

Statistics and Data Analysis courses.

seismicity for effective CO2 sequestration.

Dr. Patrick Stacey

Samarth D. Patwardhan

is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor of

is Assistant Professor at Maharashtra

Information Systems at Lancaster

institute

University Management School. His

,India and teaches undergraduate

post-doctoral research project was

and post-graduate students. He

entitled Sensemaking and the Co-

has worked as a production and

of

Technology,

Pune

design of Service Systems funded by Design London.

stimulation Engineer with Schlumberger in Gujarat,

He is a consultant to large software companies on

India and as Production Engineer Schlumberger DCS,

improving multi-disciplinary collaboration in teams.

College Station, Texas, USA. He has been Graduate


research assistant at Tulsa and Missouri Universities.

Dr Ian Thomson
specialises

in

Alan Lane
strategic,

is CEO, VASGAMA- International Communications

and

Counsel. His experience has covered a career in

transmission aspects of energy,

journalism and working within government and

oil and gas. As a consultant from

within major multinational brands. VASGAMA

1992, Ian has advised a number

has provided consultancy advice on reputation

of European, US, Asian and

management to clients across the world. He played a

Australian oil and gas companies, gas and LNG

central role in Shell managing its Brent Spar/Nigeria

buyers, utilities and banks on commercial and

crises and is an Associate of Witt OBriens-world

contractual aspects of oil and gas projects. Has

leaders in business continuity, crisis management

advised more than 20 governments on various

and controlling outcomes.

commercial,

market

aspects ranging from gas, downstream oil and LPG,


development policy, concession terms contractual
matters to financial claims.

Neil Cadman
is a consultant with wide experience in the Oil and
Gas sector across Operations, Projects, Engineering,
Accounting and IT. Excellent coaching, interpersonal
and staff management skills backed up by technical
expertise with recent experience of behavioral safety
training, Project Safety reviews, etc.

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Affiliations &
Accreditations

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Training Snapshot
INDIA

Cyprus

UAE

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LSES

London School
of Energy Studies
London
ASH House, Fairfield
Avenue Staines, TW18
4AB, UK
Phone: +44 208 123 7742
Fax: +44 207 183 7745

UAE
Dubai International
Academic City, Dubai,
UAE
Phone: +971 504 393 621

Bengaluru
#289, 15th Main, 6th
Block Koramangala,
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Phone: +91 80 4122 4404

Cochin
Ambattukavu,
Thaikkattukara P.O.
Aluva, Kochi, Kerala
Phone: +91 484 2620360

Website: www.energyschool.org.uk
Email: info@energyschool.org.uk

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