Advanced Petroleum Economics and Risk Analysis


The course is suitable for delegates of all technical and commercial disciplines from oil and gas companies, governments, banks, legal and accounting organizations.


The primary aim of this course is to equip delegates with an understanding, both theoretical and practical, of advanced economic techniques around valuation metrics, M&A, fiscal design and risk quantification. It covers three main areas:

- Cashflow and corporate valuation: After a refresher of cashflow fundamentals the topic is expanded to cover the importance of both cashflow and accounting - based metrics in order to value assets for acquisitions/divestments. To this end the accounting fundamentals around P&L account, balance sheets and earnings are discussed, particularly where they interact with economics

- Fiscal Design: After a refresher of the fundamentals of tax/Royalty, Production sharing contracts and risk service contracts, we aim to provide the delegate with an in-depth understanding of the fiscal levers particularly those that are biddable or negotiated. The last day workshop is a team based exercise: A negotiation scenario is played out where the team has to select a suitable set of fiscal terms for the production sharing contract and argue its case

- Risking Techniques: The more advanced risking topics are discussed around sensitivity analysis, decision trees, Value of Information (VOI) and Monte Carlo simulation

Learning Objectives

• Understand in detail the mechanics of cash flow analysis
• Learn about the interaction between economics and accounting
• Appreciate the methods for financing projects
• Develop a detailed knowledge of all types of fiscal regimes
• Understand the different methods for valuing projects
• Be able to account for risk and uncertainty
• Learn about unconventional and LNG projects



Number of Participants



Economic fundamental, Intermediate Excel

Software Used


Course Format

Classroom delivery with presentations, practical exercises and modelling workshop

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