This is a very intensive multi-disciplinary course designed to give a comprehensive summary of the economics of oil and gas exploration. Exploration - compared to other businesses - has many distinctive features making the economic evaluations unique within the general framework of petroleum economics. The course starts with an overview of exploration risk assessment and its effect on prospect mapping (seismic), exploratory drilling and appraisal project economics. The sophistication of economic evaluation techniques as well as the importance of correct business model set-up is demonstrated by real-life case studies. The course concludes with the economics of project portfolio models.
Course Level: Intermediate Instructor: Imre Szilágyi
Designed for you, if you are...
An experienced exploration project manager, a line manager of an exploration business unit or a geoscience team leader
A senior member of new opportunity evaluation and upstream business development teams
An E&P economist working on financial evaluations of exploration projects
How we build your confidence
The key features of the course are interactivity and out-of-the-box thinking. The definite goal is to bridge the mind-gaps between seniors and managers with different professional backgrounds (i.e. geosciences, engineering and economics). You will be encouraged to bring up your own case studies and to build up the evaluation models in teams.
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
How the exploration risk is matured through the phases of exploration
Defining a correct and adequate-to-case business evaluation model
The logic of your peers you have to collaborate with in economic evaluations
Applying a multi-disciplinary approach to economic evaluations
Exploration portfolio management
The geological probability theory and probability of success in exploration - Components of the geological probability - Play and prospect models - Probability of Success (POS) in prospect mapping, prospect drilling and in appraisal
The expected net present value - Conjugate cash-flows and probabilities of success - Expected value or value of the game? - The value of the yet-to-find