Upstream Oil & Gas Accounting & Contracts, PG Course

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Course Number 036 - Upstream Oil & Gas Accounting & Contracts: Oil & Gas Operation, Mineral Rights, Leases & Successful Efforts Accounting Course, Leading to Diploma – Postgraduate – in Upstream Oil and Gas Accounting and Contracts, 36 Credit-Hours, accumulating to a Postgraduate Certificate, with 144 additional Credit-Hours, and a Postgraduate Diploma, with 324 additional Credit-Hours.  

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Doctor of Philosophy {(PhD) {University College London (UCL) - University of London)};

MEd Management (University of Bath);

Postgraduate (Advanced) Diploma Science Teacher Ed. (University of Bristol);

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems (University of West London, formerly Thames Valley University);

Diploma in Doctoral Research Supervision, (University of Wolverhampton);

Teaching Certificate;

Fellow of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Human Resources Specialist, of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Member of the Asian Academy of Management (MAAM);

Member of the International Society of Gesture Studies (MISGS);

Member of the Standing Council for Organisational Symbolism (MSCOS);

Member of ResearchGate;

Executive Member of Academy of Management (AOM). There, his contribution incorporates the judging of competitions, review of journal articles, and guiding the development of conference papers. He also contributes to the Disciplines of:

Human Resources;

Organization and Management Theory;

Organization Development and Change;

Research Methods;

Conflict Management;

Organizational Behavior;

Management Consulting;

Gender & Diversity in Organizations; and

Critical Management Studies.

Professor Dr. Crawford has been an Academic in the following UK Universities:

University of London (Royal Holloway), as Research Tutor;

University of Greenwich (Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

University of Wolverhampton, (Wolverhampton Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

London Southbank University (Business School), as Lecturer and Unit Leader.

His responsibilities in these roles included:

Doctoral Research Supervisor;

Admissions Tutor;

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor;

Programme Leader;

Personal Tutor.

He was formerly an Expatriate at:

Ministry of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria;

Ministry of Science and Technical Education, Sokoto, Nigeria;

University of Sokoto, Nigeria;

College of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria; and

Former Editor-In-Chief of ‘Sokoto Journal of Education’.

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All those who work with financial information and measures of performance for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) activities, and those seeking to enhance their career prospects within the Upstream International Petroleum - Oil and Gas - Sector. The group of people who will benefit from this course is, therefore, inclusive of, but not limited to the following:

Asset Accountants;

Chief Accountants;

Chief Executives;

Drilling & Refinery Managers;

Engineers and Geologist;

Finance Directors;

Finance Managers;

Financial Analysts;

Financial Controllers;

Government Ministers,

Government Regulators;

Internal and External Auditors;

Joint Venture Accountants;

Joint Venture Operators;

Land Office Workers;

Land Registrars;


Legal Personnel in Upstream Oil and Gas Sector;

Management Accountants;

Managing Directors;

Marketing & Sales Directors & Managers;

Public Accountants;

Treasury Officers;

Upstream Oil and Gas External Auditors;

Upstream Oil and Gas Internal Auditors;

Venture Capitalists;

Others with a genuine interest in Mineral Rights, Surface Rights, Fee Interest, Lease, Royalties, and the Exploration, Drilling, Testing and the Production of Oil and Gas. 

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Continuous snacks throughout the Event Days;  

Hot Lunch on Event Days;                           

City Tour;             


On-site Internet Access;

Postgraduate Diploma; Postgraduate Certificate; Diploma – Postgraduate; or

Certificate of Attendance and Participation – if unsuccessful on resit.

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Leather Conference Folder;

Leather Conference Ring Binder/ Writing Pad;

Key Ring/ Chain;

Leather Conference (Computer – Phone) Bag – Black or Brown;

8-16 GB USB Flash Memory Drive, with Course Material;

Branded Metal Pen;

Branded Polo Shirt.; &

Branded Carrier Bag.

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By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:                

Accurately account for ‘Disposition’ of capitalized costs, in reference to the impairment of unproved properties;

  Address problems and issues associated with upstream oil and gas operation;

 Address the geological issues relating to the origin, exploration and production of oil and gas;

Appropriately address Disposition of capitalized costs from the surrender or abandonment of property;

Appropriately apportion costs to non-drilling and drilling operations, respectively;

Demonstrate a working knowledge of Amortization, with particular reference to the oil and gas industry;

Demonstrate an appreciation of financial reporting policies and practices applicable in Oil and Gas Industry;

 Demonstrate an awareness of the salient issues associated with the development of the United States   oil and gas industry, as a mark car to International oil and gas exploration developments and it mining operations;

Demonstrate an understanding of the oil and gas industrial and the activities of each subsector;

Demonstrate mastery of the concepts and issues associated with exploration and drilling operation;

  Describe the methods of exploration generally used within the oil and gas industry;

Discuss, with examples, the benefits and drawbacks of nonworking interest;

Distinguish between 3D and 4D Seismic;

Distinguish between Mineral Rights, Mineral Interests and Fee Interests;

Distinguish between natural and artificial lifts, in oil and gas production;

Distinguish between Non-drilling and Drilling Costs;

Distinguish between the different types of wells;

Explain the basic principles of Successful Efforts Accounting in Oil and Gas;

  Explain the contractual issues that are associated with oil, gas and mineral lease;

Explain, with examples, Overriding Royalty Interests (ORI);

Explain, with minor omissions, the processes involved in oil and gas acquisition, exploration and mining;

  Outline the methods of production, employed in the oil and gas industry;

Outline the role of finance and accounting in an Oil and Gas Organisations;

Work through examples of Amortization of exploration and development costs of proved developed reserves.

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Part 1: Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

Part 2: Contextualising Oil and Gas Accounting. 

Part 3: International Petroleum – Oil and Gas – Operation.

Part 4: Non-drilling Exploration Costs – Successful Efforts.

Part 5: Acquisition Costs of Unproved Property – Successful Efforts

Part 6: Acquisition Costs of Unproved Property – Successful Efforts

Course Number 036 - Upstream Oil and Gas Accounting and Contracts: Oil and Gas Operations, Mineral Rights, Leases and Successful Efforts Accounting – Leading to Diploma–Postgraduate in Upstream Oil and Gas Accounting and Contracts, Accumulating to a Postgraduate Diploma. Click to download the Brochure for this Course.