Advanced Petroleum Management Program: Enterprise Wide Leadership Program



Global, Regional, and Local Industry Trends and Expectations

Identification of global trends that affect all businesses; petroleum industry trends; local and regional issues that affect the local energy businesses. Current conditions and growth forecasts of the business environment.

Strategic Planning Overview

Vision and mission statements, goals, objectives, organizational structure, and the processes for managing change.

Measuring Corporate Financial Performance

Historical and pro forma financial statements, portfolio analysis, capacity to obtain additional capital resources.

International Affiliates of NOCs

Formation of new business models and alliances; changing roles in global and local markets; implications on the supply of oil and gas resources.

Leadership Fundamentals

Participants will explore, using business case studies, the fundamentals of leadership and managing enterprise growth. They will learn how leaders manage change, especially for international enterprises.

Creating Effective Sustainability Programs

Options to implement sustainability programs within the developing world; linkages between sustainability and social responsibility. Petroleum industry case studies.

Building and Maintaining a Safety Culture

Design and implementation of a safety culture; the role of management; recognition of employees. Case studies of companies which have implemented successful programs, Agbami case study.

Managing Effective Environmental Impact Programs

Design and implementation of successful environmental management programs; the World Bank standards for preparing environmental impact statements; review of recent EIS programs.

Managing Local Political Disputes and Security of Assets

Anticipating and managing disputes which involve ownership claims by indigenous populations or failure to distribute petroleum revenues to local communities; managing security of assets and preventing disruption of production.

Developing a Competent National Workforce

The process of planning, managing, and implementing a competency management system to enhance the performance of the national workforce. Case studies of successful competency management system implementations.



You are the senior executive in charge of managing the development and expansion of WANOCO International, the international affiliate of the West African National Oil Company. Your challenge is to build a profitable oil and gas enterprise in Latin America and Africa. At the outset of the business game, you manage a set of oil and gas industry assets that have mixed levels of performance. As new opportunities arise, you are asked to make decisions that lead to an optimal portfolio. You will measure the attractiveness of each opportunity based on commercial, financial, political, social, regulatory, and other characteristics, and implement your decisions effectively. In the process, you will respond to many different business challenges. Teams of attendees participate over a simulated 20-year time span and report final performance results.