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An intensive professional development training course on

Financial Accounting, Reporting & Business Support
in the Oil and Gas Industry

Why Choose this Training Course?

This course provides you with the latest financial knowledge and skills, through the evaluation of strategic issues and challenges facing the industry. It explores the internationally accepted accounting methods and techniques used in the Oil & Gas sector to report costs, asset values and profit as well as techniques of financial evaluations. You will also examine the latest risk management techniques, enabling you to manage and control oil price, exchange rate and interest rate volatility using derivatives. In addition we will explore project management techniques in this exciting course designed to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge of this unique industry.

This course will feature:

  • An analysis of the major Strategic Issues affecting the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Key financial accounting methods and techniques
  • An analysis of Joint Venture and Product Sharing Agreements
  • The latest Risk Management techniques
  • The latest Project Management techniques


What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the long term strategic issues facing the Oil and Gas industry
  • Analyse the financial, economic and commercial drivers
  • Evaluate performance using key financial accounting methods and techniques
  • Deliver more timely and useful information to decision makers
  • Improve project controls, measurement & performance reporting & overall corporate governance


Who is this Training Course for?

This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Accountants and Finance Professionals responsible for financial accounting, treasury, budget preparation and management reporting
  • Process and Non-technical Professionals who require a more in-depth understanding of financial accounting reporting, project management and forecasting techniques
  • Financial Planners and Cost Analysts
  • Line/Unit Heads with direct planning and budgeting responsibility
  • Account Personnel and Business Consultants


How will this Training Course be Presented?

This course will utilize a variety of proven techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This course is highly interactive involving delegates in the discussion, analysis of case studies and exercises. Where appropriate, these will include real issues brought to the workshop by delegates.


The Course Content

Day One: Oil and Gas Industry Overview & the Role of Accounting and Finance

  • The Nature of the Oil & Gas sector
  • Current & Future challenges within the sector – a question of Supply & Demand
  • The Role of the Finance professional
  • Various financial reporting frameworks
  • Oil and Gas financial accounting and reporting principles


Day Two: Oil and Gas Accounting Methods and Techniques

  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) & International Accounting Standards (IAS) relevant for oil and gas companies
  • Specific financial accounting treatment in the Oil & Gas sector
  • Accounting for Costs – Acquisition; Exploration; Development & Production
  • Accounting for Assets - Asset Recognition; Depreciation Depletion & Amortisation and Asset Retirement
  • Accounting for Revenue


Day Three: Partnerships and Understanding Financial Information

  • Joint Ventures and Product Sharing Agreements
  • Financial Performance, Position and Cash Flow Statements
  • Ratio Analysis and Interpretation
  • Analysing and Interpreting ‘Energy Specific’ Ratios
  • Comparative Analysis & Benchmarking


Day Four: Risk Management

  • Understand the Market and Risks
  • Importance and Application of Risk Management
  • Hedging using Derivatives
  • Developing and Managing Contingencies
  • Probabilistic Methodology using Monte Carlo Simulation


Day Five: Capital Contracting and Project Performance and Reporting

  • Identify The Business Needs & Developing, Measuring And Reporting KPI’s
  • Project Lifecycle and Project Planning/Management
  • Probabilistic Methodology Using Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Developing and Challenging A Cost Estimate
  • Earned Value Management for Oil And Gas


The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course


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