Executive Program: Commercial Best Practices for Oil & Gas Value Chains

Venue: Conference Center - Federal Reserve Bank - Houston Branch

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 03, 2007 End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2007
Registration Date: Nov 15, 2007
Early Registration Date: Oct 22, 2007
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Registration continues for a new Executive Program: Commercial Best Practices for Oil & Gas Value Chains, offered by the Center for Energy Economics (Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin). This executive program primarily is designed for managers and team leaders involved in project origination through development and exit strategy. Program candidates will obtain a more comprehensive understanding of energy business, economic, policy, regulatory and technology trends impacting value creation opportunities. Key components are: energy value chain linkages and complexities, how to capture value from upstream to end use and challenges in completing energy value chain strategies. Content and instruction incorporate the substantial experience embedded in our interdisciplinary team, expert networks and research, training and outreach on energy markets and frameworks for commercial investment.


Enrollment in the program is limited to foster interaction and networking. Participants will benefit from close interaction with CEE-UT and industry experts, networking with other program delegates, and access to extensive program materials and reference manuals.

Instructors will use extensive course materials, including case studies and models drawn from CEE-UT's New Era training and research knowledge base. Case studies may include deep water exploration and production; liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply and delivery; fuels for power generation; tar sands investments; biofuels and refining; and global energy subsidies.

Topics covered in the program include:

Energy value chains, prices and markets

Hydrocarbon fiscal regimes

Growing importance of National Oil Companies and NOC partnerships

Energy outlooks and implications for business

Capital budgeting and project evaluation

Impact of uncertainty on decisions, including value of information

Downstream markets for oil and natural gas

Trends in petroleum contracts and agreements and legal tools to protect against risk

Access and siting for new projects, stakeholder management and community benefits

EPC management and compliance

Project finance trends and alternatives

Government frameworks for commercial projects - issues and trends

Solution-oriented project case studies will be developed and used during the program and can include problems proposed or contributed by participants.

Additional program benefits include:

Networking dinners with industry leaders during the program

Post-program subscription to CEE-UT quarterly research publication

Post-program invitations to Executive CEE-UT Seminars


The fee for this program is $4,950 and includes program materials, lunches and breaks. Register before October 22, 2007 to receive a 10% discount.

Program Venue

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch
1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019

For more information, contact:

Center for Energy Economics . Bureau of Economic Geology . The University of Texas at Austin

Tel: 713-654-5400 Fax: 713-654-5405 . e-mail: energyecon@beg.utexas.edu
Visit www.beg.utexas.edu/energyecon/new-era


1801 Allen Pkwy, Houston, Tx 77006
United States