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Providing high level Training and Consultancy Services

for the Oil, and Gas Industry

With Focus on

Upstream and Downstream Sectors



The Nigeria College for Petroleum Studies, NCPS now (Centre for Petroleum
Studies Kaduna, CPSK) was established in 1995 by an order of the Federal
Government with the objective of establishing a foremost regional learning and
development Centre for the enhancement of skills and competencies of Oil and
Gas Industry personnel at senior technical and executive management levels.

It was envisaged that the Centre would ultimately become the custodian and driver
of Petroleum Policy and Strategy, with the West African sub-region, and indeed
Africa, becoming the focus of operations, thereby delivering training and
consultancy services to a diverse client base.

At take-off, the College of Energy and Petroleum Studies (CPES) Oxford was
commissioned to partner in enhancing the competence and capabilities of the
Centre’s Human Resources Development function, position it and properly align for
the task ahead.

Pioneering staff was consequently vigorously trained to ensure that the Centre’s
objectives are met.

The Centre presently runs as a virtual college, operating administratively from a

rented complex at 2A Lamido Road Kaduna, delivering customised instructor led
training at the centre’s temporary training complex at the National Teachers
Training Conference Centre, Kaduna or at clients’ chosen locations.

CPSK works with experts in various areas of the oil, gas & energy sector to deliver
effective training and consultancy. We identify learning gaps and develop programs
to bridge them. We also customize courses to meet our client needs.


To Become the Oil, Gas and Energy Sector’s Learning and Development Center of choice
in Africa by 2015


Providing high level Training and Consultancy services for Oil, Gas and Energy Sector


• Provide Technical and non-technical Training to Oil & Gas senior Management
• Aid Technology Transfer
• Accelerate Capacity Building
• Accelerate Local Content Development trough Domestication of Overseers Training
• Develop Internal Consulting Expertise


• Oil and Gas Upstream Operations

• Petroleum Economics & Risk Analysis
• Oil and Gas Downstream and Mid Stream Operations
• Safety and Environment
• Leadership Development for supervisory, middle and senior level management
• We also organize workshops, seminars and conferences on issues that affect the
oil & gas industry

Instructor led programs

Seasoned instructors employ a variety of high-impact training techniques that combine

theory with practice to deliver immediate quantifiable results. Through discussions, case
studies, group projects, and classroom exercises, our programs participants acquire skills,
knowledge, and experience that can be put into practice in their organizations.

Customized on-site

In some cases, a company may prefer to have the training delivered on-site. This option is
ideal for organizations that want to train a team or several individuals without the added
expense of travel and time away from work.

With proper preparation contents are customized to address challenges and opportunities
specific to your business. We assist in the design and delivery of programs exclusive to
your requirements.



CPS01 Getting the Best This course provides a systematic Upon the successful completion of Petroleum
from Matured approach for assessing the potential the course, participants will be able Engineers
Fields value of matured oil and gas properties to: Geologists
together with case studies. It is • Gain insight to the advantages Economists/Busi
designed for business development & disadvantages of matured ness developers
personnel, engineers, geologists, fields. Reservoir
supervisors, and managers who must • Understand the use & misuse of Managers/
make tough decisions on matured analogies. Supervisors
fields. The strong point about this • Improve engineering & Lawyers
course is the fact that it includes case economic assessment abilities.
studies where application of smart data • Extend reservoir life using
mining and off-the-shelf technologies water control measures.
have resulted in substantially increased
production from matured fields.

CPS02 Reserves The course emphasizes compliance Upon the successful completion of Engineers,
Evaluation with SEC reserves definitions; PRMS the course, participants will be able Geologists,
reserves definitions, proper to: Geophysicists,
documentation of technical work • Monitor proper documentation
Land personnel,
product, and acceptable interpretation of technical work product
of loosely defined regulations. The • Interpret loosely defined Attorneys,
course emphasizes which types of regulations in terms of reserves Accountants,
analysis are appropriate at different data Technical
times in the life of a property and looks • Recognize certain pitfalls in Assistants,
at numerous real life examples of data data availability, data quality, Middle and Top
and their interpretation. The course data interpretation, common management,
teaches how to recognize certain mistakes, and documenting a
pitfalls in data availability, data quality, defendable case to support
data interpretation, common mistakes, reserve bookings. evaluators,
and documenting a defendable case to • Apply modern technology tools Reserve
support reserve bookings. The class into a regulatory compliant supervisors, or
also presents the ways and the reserve estimate. Acquire skills Reserve auditors.
requirements needed to incorporate that may be critical to the
modern technology tools into a defense of proven booked
regulatory compliant reserve estimate. reserves.
This course was designed to familiarize
reserve auditors and reserve evaluators
alike to ask and recognize the
questions that may be critical to the
defense of proven booked reserves.

CPS03 Trading Oil In The course covers the basic principles of Participants will come home with COMD personnel,
International international Oil trading and the related the competence to: staff of refinery,
Market aspects of supply, transportation and • Analyze the structure of Oil production,
refining. Delegates will work in syndicates to market training, CSLD,
address day to day problems and gain • Appraise freight costs FAD, CPDD, HR
competence to handle the relevant especially spot tanker freight and investment
commercial driving forces. Key elements costs who interface
affecting the international marketing of Oil • Structure Oil and tanker with the trading
trading will be discussed. Refining structure contracts sector
and Oil as well as products quality will be • Identify crude types, including
covered. the chemistry of Oil, its
The second week will review the background distillation and product
of supply, refining and transportation. The blending
course then moves on to focus on the • Assess product quality
key markets and the mechanisms • Contract purchase/sales
involved in international Oil trading, agreements
key challenges of price , risk • Manage contract expenses and
management and other problems costs
encountered will be simulated. • Handle basic hedging and
Participants will also simulate current future tools
market and trade. • Trade in the international Oil

CPS04 Negotiating Oil The course will examine the broad The objectives of the course are to Corporate lawyers
And Gas types of regime adopted by provide participants with: involved in the
Contracts governments in the regulation of their • A fundamental understanding petroleum
petroleum resources. of the ways in which the business,
The course will also examine in varying exploration for and commercial
degrees of depth the following basic development of oil and gas managers of oil
contracts found in the international reserves are controlled and and gas companies,
upstream oil and gas industry: regulated by governments; technical personnel
Production sharing contracts; Joint • A sound knowledge of the key who have an
operating agreements and accounting provisions of the basic interest in
procedures; contracts employed in the understanding the
Seller’s Representative agreements; international upstream oil and legal framework
Farm-in agreements; gas industry; and within which
Gas sales contracts; • An understanding of the way in business in the
Lifting/Off take agreements; which these basic contracts are international
Transportation (pipeline) agreements. negotiated. Appropriate petroleum industry
The negotiation of these basic exercises will be carried out as is conducted and
contracts will also be discussed. a means of reinforcing and those involved
applying principles examined generally in the
during the course. negotiation of oil
• Recognize the importance of and gas contracts.
developing a soilid scope of
work and the implications of
failing to do so.
• Recognize when to negotiate as
opposed to tendering
• Plan and conduct several
contract-related negotiations
• Use communication and
planning skills that will allow
reaching a win-win outcome
• Successfully negotiate
contractual claims and change

CPS05 Commercial Explore primary global emissions and At the end of the course, The course will be
Framework For benefit from key emissions trading participants will be fully acquainted of value to
CO2 activities and initiatives to facilitate with the following: company
Management environmentally acceptable solutions • Gain an overview of the issues Executives &
for clean air in line with the Kyoto surrounding climate change others involve in
Protocol agreement struck in 1997 in and what that means for gas projects &
Kyoto, Japan. Nigeria's oil and gas business protection of the
• Discuss the regulations and environment using
protocols of carbon the Clean
management and discover a Development
framework for understanding Mechanism (CDM)
carbon and business
• Establish parameters for
corporate accounting and
reporting of greenhouse gases
• Develop techniques for using
operational data for
greenhouse gas reduction and
business improvement
• Understand the lifecycle of
products and the assessment of
embedded carbon in products
• Discuss carbon offsetting and
the process of buying and
selling carbon credits to
achieve carbon neutrality for
Nigeria's oil and gas business
• Understand the opportunities
associated with sustainability
as a key strategic competitive
advantage to your business

CPS06 Culture As A Corporate culture can be defined as a Participants will be able to: All Staff
Tool Of body of shared values, norms and • Acquire knowledge about
Organizationa practices of both management and corporate culture change and
l Re- employees of an organization, which its benefit in corporate re-
Engineering guides the way they interact with engineering.
each other and stakeholders outside • Understand the process and
the organization. Culture change efforts needed to put
involves changing peoples’ mindset effective corporate culture in
and attitudes. place.
• Play the role of culture
change champions in their

CPS07 Evaluation of The purpose of this course is to At the end of the course Corporate
Investment enable participants to understand the participants will be able to; Planners,
Proposals value drivers of all levels of • Measure project worth Investors’,
investment in the oil industry • Utilize profitability criteria Petroleum
especially the upstream segment from under conditions of Economists,
exploration to field development. The uncertainty Financial
decision criteria established here will • Apply basic probability Analysts,
also be applicable to the downstream Theory Petroleum
industry and indeed day to day • Test for coherency in Engineers,
application. statistical data Geologists,
• Understand Monte Carlo and Chemical
Gain important knowledge of other simulation tools Engineers and
upstream economic evaluation, the • Understand legal Lawyers.
profitability criteria including, requirements of the
discounted cash flow analyses, NPV, Petroleum Profit Tax law of
DCFROR, Maximum exposure, payout Nigeria
and other value metrics • Understand fiscal systems

CPS08 Corporate The course is designed to inform and At the end of the program, CEOs, HSE,
Social stimulate thinking on ethical issues participants should be able to: Government
Responsibility and professional challenges Identify risks and opportunities Officials.
: A Tool For encountered in business, including for sustainable community Directors, Public
Achieving corporate social responsibility. The development practice and Create affairs Managers,
MDGs material covered is intended to help economic value with social value and leaders who
prepare students to recognize and in managing complex stakeholder need to ensure
manage ethical issues as they arise, relations host community
and to help them formulate their own stainable
standards of integrity and development

CPS09 Operations The main thrust of this course is to Upon the successful completion of Operations
Management enhance the core operations the course, participants will be Managers
for Executives management skills and competencies able to: Production/Proce
of participants. The core • Understand operations ss Managers
competencies include operations management framework. Procurement/War
knowledge, planning, control, • Understand the functions & ehouse/Stock
problem solving and communication. practices of production & control Managers
This will enable them to be efficient in operations managers. R&D Managers
decision-making as operations • Gain insight on how to Quality control
managers. develop strategies, initiatives Managers
& programs to introduce & Project Managers
sustain competitive
operations in organizations.
• Focus on lean six sigma best
practices, tools and models to
develop and implement an
effective operations
management system.
• Offer experiential analysis to
understand the challenges of
operations managers.

CPS10 Operations The main thrust of this course is to Upon the successful completion Operations
Management enhance the core operations of the course, participants will Supervisors
for Officers management skills and be able to: Production/Proc
competencies of participants. The • Understand operations ess Supervisors
core competencies include management framework. Procurement/Wa
operations knowledge, planning, • Understand the functions & rehouse/Stock
control, problem solving and practices of production & control
communication. This will enable operations managers. Supervisors
them to be efficient in decision- • Gain insight on how to R&D Supervisors
making as operations managers. develop strategies, Quality control
initiatives & programs to Supervisors
introduce & sustain Project
competitive operations in Supervisors
• Focus on lean six sigma
best practices, tools and
models to develop and
implement an effective
operations management

CPS11 World Oil & This five-day program will be an The course will enable Corporate
Gas Fiscal intensive exposure to the participants to: Planners,
System economics of oil and gas fiscal Benchmark different types of Petroleum
systems and how they constitute fiscal systems/regimes Economists,
the key factors in the profitability currently used by other oil & Financial
analysis of petroleum reservoir gas producing countries of the Analysts,
assets, either for the NOC or for the world Accountant,
IOC. Petroleum
Understand the economics of Engineers,
Oil & gas fiscal systems and Geologists,
how they constitute the key Chemical
factors in the profitability Engineers &
analysis of petroleum reservoir Other Engineers,
assets Lawyers

CPS12 Oil And Gas Training managers within the To develop training geared Training
Trainer’s workplace are increasingly being towards the business need of managers, HR
Workshop recognized as a powerful tool which the organization. managers and
can achieve numerous positive Look at ways in which learning those involve in
outcomes relative to individual interventions could be made training as part
employees; executives and teams; more effective and efficient. of their work
enhance learning, improve To harmonized and develop assignment.
performance, realize goals; and training based on staff need
give impetus to change. Identify ways to encourage the
The forum provides an avenue for transfer of newly acquired
brainstorming and sharing of ideas training skills to the work
among trainers and gives an setting.
overview of the major factors and Select appropriate learning
issues concerning trainers and media and modes to meet a
trainees. given training requirement
The overall aim of the program is to
enhance performance and provide
new skills to oil & gas trainers &
people who as part of their work
assignment train on occasional

CPS13 Oil And Gas As part of the 2008 Q3 and Q4 At the end of the program, Managers and
Upstream: work plan, CPSK, partnering with participants should be able to: Middle level
An Overview Nea-U Associates is organizing a • Identify the major Managers
training program on Oil and Gas components of upstream Oil coming from
Industry Upstream for NNPC and Gas activities Downstream to

Upstream. • Determine the extent to Upstream
The purpose of the course is to give which each area of activity operations and
a holistic overview of the upstream is supportive or other Staff that
operations of NNPC, targeting complementary to other are not familiar
especially Managers and Middle areas. with upstream
Managers that are posted newly in • Develop ideas to help in operations.
to the NNPC upstream SBU’s and promoting performance in
CSU’S. the sector.
• Contribute in the overall
progress of the nation in
upstream oil and gas.

CPS14 Investment A lot of business opportunities are At the end of the program, CEO, Mangers,
Opportunitie available in Nigeria. The greatest participants should be able to: Lawyers,
s In Nigeria concern is identifying which is best • Gain knowledge about Businessmen etc
to investment in. For example the Nigeria’s vast business
deregulation of the opportunities.
Telecommunication industry saw
• Decide which aspect of the
the influx of telecoms giants
economy to invest in
invading the industry. The Nigerian
choosing from the vast
Gas Master Plan has also opened up
business opportunities.
excellent opportunities for business
magnates to invest in. The • Decide which type of
agricultural sector has been very business concern to adopt
dormant and needs a radical e.g. fiscal terms
patronage too. This course
therefore is aimed at exposing
participants to Nigeria’s vast
business opportunities and
identifying which aspect of the
economy to invest in.

CPS15 Reliability Equipment or system may fail in At the end of the program, This course will
Centered many different modes. From both participants will be able to: benefit all
Maintenance reliability and optimization • Apply scientific analysis maintenance
to measure reliability
standpoints, it is important to know engineering and
and maintainability
the likelihood of such failures. • Use failure analysis operations
Knowledge of individual modal methods and simulation personnel
failure probabilities since different techniques involved in
failure modes lead to different • Identify the best improving plant
consequences. This course is practices for equipment reliability,
designed to teach the skills of installation and condition
reliability maintenance
reliability centered maintenance to monitoring and
• Use condition-based
improve systems or equipment maintenance tools maintainability
performance and uptime to reduce • Set reliability goals of plant
failures and operating cost • Develop true reliability equipment and
and availability analysis systems.
• Analyze work
procedures to improve
reliability centered

CPS16 Corrosion This course provides a fundamental Upon completing the course, The course is
and Fouling understanding of the science of participants will be able to: beneficial for
Management corrosion, the causes of corrosion • Identify common refinery both new and
and fouling, and techniques to solve corrosion and fouling experienced
corrosion and fouling problems problems, including where refinery
encountered in refineries. Students they typically occur personnel who

are encouraged to bring examples • Determine the type of are involved in
of corrosion problems they’ve corrosion or fouling that is the
encountered on the job and the present based on location, Identification,
material will be addressed as time process conditions, and diagnosis, and
permits. symptoms treatment of
The course serves as both a learner • Identify control strategies corrosion and
guide and reference material, as it for common corrosion and fouling problems,
contains “rules of thumb” that can fouling problems, including including
be immediately put into practice their benefits and liabilities inspectors and
when participants return to their • Use problem-solving corrosion
jobs. techniques to resolve professionals.
corrosion problems

CPS17 Petroleum & Today’s refining operations are Participants will gain a better This course is
Refining composed of sophisticated and understanding of the key designed for
Business complex processes used to convert business decision drivers of new refinery technical
crude oil into commercially viable refinery projects, they will be staff, engineers
products. There are a number of able to: Participants.
variables that affect the operation’s • Identify key elements of the
economic viability, including the refinery business
refinery configuration, capabilities, environment
and constraints. • Describe a refinery process
The course focuses on the scheme
economics of process units, • Identify the refinery
evaluation methodology for new planning process
investment projects, and valuation • Understand the role of
of refinery products. linear programming in
The fundamentals of linear evaluating refinery projects
programming are also covered. • Rank potential projects for
Course participants work in teams implementation
to evaluate a number of case
studies drawn from real-life

CPS18 Recent Most of our refineries equipment are The objective of the programme Plant
Development completely obsolete, thereby making it is to enable participants: Superintendents
difficult to even purchase spare parts • Have a broader vision on /
s in from vendors. Because of this, special
the constraints imposed to Operators,
Petroleum requests have to be made at high costs
for the required spares to be made refiners in the next future ETSD/ Planning
Refining • Improved their knowledge Staff and
available. In addition to that, refinery
Technology staff are not up-to-date on the recent on recent development Maintenance.
innovations and development in the regarding the main Refining
refining sector. Therefore it has become processes.
utmost important to explore the • Understand better how the
opportunities of this program so as to latest breakthroughs can
change our organization from being far
meet the new challenges.
away from world class.

CPS19 Fluid This course provides a broad Participants will be able to: This course is
Catalytic overview of the UOP FCC Process. • Identify the process flow of designed for
Cracking Typical operation, control, design the UOP FCC Process process
and troubleshooting of FCC units • Describe UOP FCC engineers and
during startup, normal operation, technology operations
shutdown, and emergencies are • Understand methods for personnel who
covered. The course emphasizes the product selectivity work with the
technology aspects of the UOP FCC • Compare and contrast the FCC unit or
Process and includes process effect of feedstocks supervise those
calculations, fluidization, and • Reference descriptions of who do.
process variables. Class participants the process flow and
gain a broad working knowledge of equipment, process control,
the UOP FCC Process from analytical procedures,
recognized industry experts that maintenance procedures,
enable them to keep abreast of metallurgy, and safety
evolving FCC technology.

CPS21 ENERGY Apply energy conservation The objectives of the Utility engineers,
CONSERVATI measures especially in plants to programme is to enable managers and
ON save costs and enhance profits participants to: officers
• Acquire new skills on
plant operations and
energy conservation.
• Apply energy balance
analysis to minimise

CPS22 Reservoir Apply latest engineering models & At the end of this course, Production,
modeling simulations to calculate and participants should be able to: operations,
and evaluate production potential in • Apply skills in managing reservoir,
simulations tight rock and other situations exploration &
• Understand the basic
techniques use in development
modern reservoir engineers,
management. technologists &
• Understand the basics executives
of enhancing reservoir

CPS23 GAS Apply the economics of multi- The objectives of the Financial
MONETIZATI source gas supply, imports, programme is to enable Institutions
ON: THE GAS transportation, distribution and participants to understand: CEOs,
CHAIN marketing & make decisions based Government
CONCEPT political economy of regulatory, • The organization of the Officials.
pricing and commercial framework natural gas industry: Directors and
the gas chain
• Production,
transportation and interested in
supply factors understanding
• Economics of natural the gas & LNG
gas production industry for
• Pricing concepts and investment
• Government
regulation, control and

CPS24 Oil & gas Understand the interdependent At the end of the program, Officials.
project roles involved in managing projects participants delegates will then engineers,
management – from initiation to close-out and be able to apply the skills in technicians,
basics basic strategies for managing project scoping, scheduling Managers, and
projects successfully monitoring and supervision young
back at their organizations professionals
preparing for oil
certification as

CPS25 Overview of In this introductory workshop, Participants will learn: Class delegates
physical delegates will gain an in-depth • The major components include trading

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crude oil understanding of how the physical of physical crude oil and contract
trading and crude oil trading market works. operations analysts,
operations Besides an invaluable exposure to • The worldwide logistics personnel from
of crude oil (wellhead to
terminology, each delegate will upstream
experience all the steps in typical • International and pipeline and
domestic and foreign crude oil domestic trading marine
transactions. patterns and major operations,
trade locations product supply,
• How crude oil is refinery
selected and optimized operations,
by a refiner
• critical path steps of a
typical crude oil technology,
negotiation accounting, staff
• How to maximize profit new to this
from trading strategies trading discipline
and operations

CPS26 The current This program brings together a range What you will learn: Personnel in
shipping of expert speakers from the worlds of Developments in the energy tanker, gas &
finance, maritime law, ship chemicals
cycle: old chain and downstream -
management and commercial to
concepts – Gas, tankers and chemicals shipping. Ship
examine contracts, cost management,
new loan availability, commercial markets owners from
components organization and project work outs. It Renegotiating Contracts and financial,
is designed to ensure maximum operational and
Contract Cancellation
interaction between presenters and commercial
delegates with both break out panel backgrounds,
Charter Re-negotiation
discussions and dialogue during maritime lawyers
individual sessions Cost Management
Maintaining standards & & ship managers.
Minimizing Costs

CPS27 Tanker This course covers the crude oil, • To understand key The supply,
ownership, petroleum products, chemicals and issues facing players in trading and risk
chatering & gas transportation sectors. It also today’s energy shipping management
operations examines the important economic, markets departments in
financial, contractual, • To use world scale, oil, gas and
calculate freight costs,
environmental and legislative issues petrochemical
undertake voyage
when evaluating contract options, estimate, and time companies, the
chartering and investment charter conversions commercial and
strategies, logistics and operating • To understand the operations
tactics. The emphasis of the course dynamics of the tanker departments, the
is on sound commercial practice, chartering, sale and planning and
drawing on the working knowledge purchase markets, how financial
to analyse the trends
and experience of the various departments of
and assess investment
industry speakers. risk, as well as how shipping
tankers are financed companies and
• The process of tanker oil company
chartering and the role transportation
of the broker divisions, banks
• How the bunker fuel and financial
markets work and how institutions
bunkering strategies
involved in oil
can be developed
tanker, gas and
• To identify important
insights in the chemical carrier
commercial and finance,
technical management companies and

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of a tanker fleet new to the

CPS20 Managing The nature of our industry At the end of the course, Industry
Integrity recognizes the potential human, participants should be able to: Practitioners;
Risk Of Aged environmental and financial • Identify, measure, and Government
Assets consequences that can result from control basis risk. Agencies;
failing to maintain the integrity of • Understand how to assess Educational
humans, vessels, tanks, pipelines risk. Institutions;
and other assets. The importance of • Understand the types of Environmental
effective asset integrity risk. Scientist &
management increases as the • Apply skill in managing risk Engineers
industry infrastructure continues to in work place.
age. • Apply integrity
The course is designed to provide a management skill in all
look at risk and the latest situations.
information on day-to-day project
management practice and the
application of risk management in
the field.

Contact us @
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
Center for Petroleum Studies
2A Lamido Road, PO Box 3119, Kaduna or 08035555610 and or 08037867676.

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