Petroleum Project Economics and Risk Analysis


June 15-19, 2020


During this five-day program, participants will learn, in a practical and realistic manner, how to analyze the financial performance of oil and gas investments from both the project and corporate reporting perspectives. They will be asked to build fi nancial models for typical oil and gas projects and then identify and incorporate all major risks into the analysis. A major part of the learning is achieved through team participation in a challenging “business game” where they must present their team's recommendations to the Board.

The instructional format consists of lectures by a respected specialist and team participation in a classic IHRDC business game. The business game typically takes almost one half of the instruction time and is highly rated for its effectiveness in internalizing learning and generating discussion among team participants. In addition to the lectures and business game, this course will utilize additional exercises and case studies to further enrich the classroom experience. This method of blended learning has proven to be an ideal way for participants to learn the practical needs of today's international energy markets.


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This program is designed specifically for energy managers, supervisors, and key employees from broad functional areas, such as finance, technology, and project development who wish to expand their knowledge of investment and risk analysis in managing, developing, and reporting on energy projects, financial modeling, and petroleum project economics.


  • Rick Squires, MS
  • Gurcan Gulen, PhD
  • Erhan Aslan, PhD