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Finance and Economics


Finance involves finding effective ways to manage an organization's money, in order to create wealth and increase the organization's value. Professionals involved in this has to manage the flow of money at their companies and identify financial risks and returns to make effective business decisions. While, economics is focused on activities to gain an understanding of the processes that govern the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in an economy.  It is therefore important to equip talented professionals with the most advanced tools of economic theory, financial econometrics and statistical computation to study the manifold problems faced by the financial industry.

Petroleum Economics
Trading Strategies and Risk Management for Options

This course is a hands-on petroleum economics course that gives a comprehensive understanding of the way in which the oil and gas industry evaluates and makes decisions on petroleum project investments. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the principles of economic analysis as well as practical instruction in the analytical techniques used in the industry. Participants will take away from the course the ability to carry out their own economic analyses and to review critically the analyses prepared by others. The course covers cash flow analysis, economic indicators, risk analysis and fiscal analysis. Throughout the course, participants will complete practical exercises and examples to reinforce their understanding of the concepts.  

This intensive two-day course, making extensive use of workshops and case studies, is designed for those wishing to build on their basic knowledge of options and explore the principles of pricing, and hedging strategies.

Trading International Crude Oil
Oil Price Risk Management

This intensive and highly interactive three-day course is designed to give delegates an introduction to crude oil trading in a safe environment. Delegates gain exposure, knowledge and understanding of the workings of the world of crude oil trading and is designed for both potential traders and logistics staff. The course is a combination of lecture, syndicate work, case studies with a trading game running throughout.

Practical Accounting in JV & PSC

Due to the highly volatile nature of the price of oil international trading introduces the risk of large unexpected losses. Price risk management is designed to reduce the price risks associated with trading and introduce an element of certainty. This interactive three-day course is designed for delegate new to the concept of hedging, allowing them to identify price risk and learn how to manage that risk through different financial instruments.


Accounting & Auditing

for Oil & Gas Industry

This 3-day course will cover the essence of establishing good accounting practices for both joint venture and production sharing contract in the oil & gas industry. Participants will benefit through specific understanding and of current industry accounting practices, corporate reporting and financial analysis reinforced with real world oil & gas case studies learning and daily exercises.

This 3-day course will cover the essence of establishing good audit practices for internal, joint venture and production sharing contract audit processes in the oil & gas industry. Participants will benefit through specific understanding and of current industry audit practices, techniques and issues reinforced with real world oil & gas case studies learning and daily exercises.

Financial Analysis, 

Modelling & Forecasting


Advanced Excel

By the end of the course, delegates will


  • Appreciate more advanced mathematical and statistical approaches to business related scenarios including the application of your knowledge of data analysis to derive functions such as Y = a + bX

  • Use Excel’s Data Analysis ToolPak for data analysis and basic hypothesis testing

  • Use Excel Tables, Pivot Tables and Pivot Chart functionality to analyse and explore business data

  • Set up and apply dashboarding solutions for reporting and communication

  • Consider and apply various techniques to create financial models and forecasts

  • Use regression analysis output as a predictor and estimator

  • Review the recognition of risk in forecasts

  • Developing What if? Scenarios in financial or operational models including the use of Excel’s Scenario Manager

  • Use the Excel tools “Goal Seek” and SOLVER

  • Consider the time value of money

  • Apply and evaluate various methods of capital project appraisal

By the end of the course, delegates will


  • Take their work beyond the ordinary by applying their new found knowledge to previously impenetrable problems

  • Use the powerful tools in Excel such as the Financial and Statistical functions, aspects of the Data Analysis ToolPak.

  • Apply Excel tools such as SOLVER, Goal Seek, Scenario Manager and Spreadsheet Auditor to more advanced business and financial problems.

  • Apply the tools and functionality of Excel in a variety of more detailed settings such as analysing performance, cash flow analysis, break even analysis and so on

  • Use Excel with a great deal more confidence and flexibility, thus saving large amounts of time and enhancing productivity. 

Accounting for       Non-Accountants


5 Day MBA Financial 



The program shall discuss the basic accounting concepts and principles.  The participants shall apply these concepts and principles through the exercises and tests, which shall cover the preparation of accounting entries and basic financial reports; and analysis or interpretation of said reports.


The program aims to provide the participants with the knowledge of basic accounting concepts and principles.  At the end of the session, the participants shall be able to:


  • Understand the accounting cycle

  • Prepare accounting entries and basic financial reports, and analyze or interpret said reports

By the end of the course, delegates will

  • Have reviewed their understanding of the design requirements of a best practice spreadsheet model

  • Have undertaken a detailed review, analysis and evaluation of the following topics:

    • Analysing performance Profit and loss Balance sheet

    • Cash flow

    • Forecasting Models

    • Portfolio analysis

    • Cost of capital

    • Bonds

    • Investment analysis

    • Risk analysis

    • Depreciation

    • Leasing

    • Company valuation

    • Optimisation

    • Decision Trees

    • Risk Management

Refinery Economics

Intermediate Excel

Refinery Economics


The course will provide participants with both the theoretical and practical knowledge to describe and explain the economic principles applicable to refinery operations, supply planning and investment proposals; define and explain the terminology used by refinery economists; state and assess the uncertainties and risks in economic evaluations; explain the range of costs involved in manufacturing and selling oil products; assess the potential impact of external influences on refinery and supply economics; produce and present key information for business decision making; calculate discounted cash flows.

By the end of the course, delegates will


  • Apply and evaluate a wide series of techniques in Excel including formulas

  • Create and apply a variety of charting techniques

  • Appreciate the usefulness of Pivot Tables for data sorting and data analysis

  • Review the various functionalities of looking up and retrieving data from lists, ranges and databases

  • Apply statistical and review concepts to such data as labour cost data, overhead data and financial databases

  • Appreciate the nature and meaning of array functions by applying them in a variety of settings

  • Use the INDIRECT function

Simulation and

Risk Modelling

Financial Statement Modelling &             Cash Flow Valuation

These are customised, and can include coverage of many areas, according to client needs. In some cases, a client may be most interested in gaining a solid foundation in key concepts and basic techniques, in other cases the focus may be more on the tools and technical aspects of running simulation models using VBA or using an Excel add-in, such as @RISK® or CrystalBall®.  In addition, the context in which risk modelling is to be applied, the associated challenges, as well as the design of risk models (and the alignment of identified risks with items within the model) are all important aspects of this topic that generally also require covering to a greater or lesser extent

The forecasting of integrated financial statements poses several challenges, which although not complex per se, can be dealt with in different ways.


This course in this area describe the issues and options that frequently arise in financial statement modelling, and also those that relate to cash flow valuation methods.


For more details of above programs or other related Finance and Economics training you would like to request, please feel free to contact us or email at

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