The 9th Annual Spring Executive Program: New Era in Oil, Gas & Power Value Creation (New Era 2006)

Venue: The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch Conference Center and CEE Headquarters

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2009 End Date/Time: May 19, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 15, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2009
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Energy professionals and their industries are facing extraordinary times. Already pressured to retain and replenish human resource staffs, both companies and government bodies face financing hurdles, cost and project management demands, risk and uncertainty in operating environments and extreme volatility in commodity markets and price signals.
To be successful, private and public sector organizations need to:
• Continue replenishing staffs by
• Accelerating development of younger professionals and
• Training and retaining experienced professionals who are critical for key project development and management responsibilities while
• Honing fundamental skills and knowledge needed to optimize value creation.
In the current financial, economic and commodity price environments we face, countries, governments and companies need to consider how best to deploy energy sector development for economic stabilization and growth. CEE is conducting research in this arena and will share insights from work in progress as a special topic in the upcoming May session.
To help organizations bridge the “challenge gap”, the Center for Energy Economics (based in the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin) offers the ninth annual session of New Era in Oil, Gas & Power Value Creation. Since 2001, and now with a semi-annual session each fall, New Era has provided successful training and capacity building for energy professionals from around the world. New Era also has been the basis for custom programs organized by CEE in a variety of countries. The New Era program is based on more than 17-plus years of experience by the CEE team on key issues impacting successful, commercial energy value chain realization in a variety of countries and key oil and gas producing and exporting regions.
The course is conveniently scheduled for the week following the annual Offshore Technology Conference. OTC is the premier, Houston-based offshore industry event for professionals, service industries, and suppliers. The New Era program is specifically designed to address commercial challenges associated with project development and asset management. Program candidates will obtain a 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 guest instructors and research, training and outreach on energy markets and frameworks for commercial investment.
New for 2009 is the addition of specialized workshops on critical topics to address requests from New Era alumni for more detailed instruction.

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 use extensive course materials, including case studies and models drawn from CEE-UT's New Era training platform and worldwide research and demonstration knowledge base. Solution-oriented project and country case studies may include deep water exploration and production; liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply and delivery; fuels for power generation; extra-heavy oil and tar sands investments; biofuels and refining; and global energy subsidies.
Some topics covered in the program are:
• Energy value chains, prices and markets
• Hydrocarbon fiscal regimes
• Growing importance of National Oil Companies and NOC partnerships
• Impact of uncertainty on decisions, including value of information
• Trends in petroleum contracts and agreements and legal tools to protect against risk
• Downstream markets for oil and natural gas and considerations associated with conversion, end use and export strategies
• Government frameworks for commercial investment – issues and trends
• Project finance trends and alternatives
• EPC management and compliance and strategic considerations associated with EPC cost trends
• Access and siting for new projects and stakeholder management and community benefits to minimize or eliminate a growing source of above ground risk
• Country case studies and examples of country strategies
• Energy sector policies and strategies for economic stabilization and growth with case studies and examples
One-day specialized workshops have been added to the program. These will cover in detail selected topics introduced in the main New Era program. Offerings for the May 2009 session include:
• Saturday, May 16, 2009 - Project finance trends and alternatives. Project finance concepts; origination; case studies; problems and challenges; trends.
• Monday, May 18, 2009 - Petroleum Negotiation. Negotiation principles and styles; petroleum contracts and agreements; integration of fiscal terms; contract scenarios; analysis and case studies.
• Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - Engineering-Procurement-Construction Management. EPC overview and requirements, EPC contracts including roles and responsibilities, regulatory compliance and cost management.


Additional Information

Registration Fee (Main 1 Week Course)- $4,950 per delegate. Includes program tuition, course materials, and lunches and refreshments. Early Registration Discount for 1 week course - $500 if payment is received before March 15, 2009 Registration Fee (1 Day Add-on Workshops) $1,000 for one add-on workshop $1,750 discounted fee for two workshops $2,250 discounted fee for three workshops Note: Workshops are contingent on enrollment