About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This 4 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course presents the principles and best practices of portfolio management in the upstream (E&P) oil and gas industry. The VILT course is equally valuable for small independents, large integrated international companies and national oil companies. The VILT course consists of presentations, case studies, illustrative practical exercises and syndicate discussions. Particular emphasis is given to pragmatic portfolio management approaches and solutions which can be implemented swiftly without recourse to major investments in planning and portfolio management software. The VILT course will draw on examples from your expert course leader’s 35+ years’ experience in the oil and gas industry as an explorationist, upstream vice-president and management consultant. The VILT course handout will comprise softcopy slides used in the presentation and a softcopy workbook for the exercises. Participants will gain proficiency in portfolio management techniques, understand how and why to undertake this activity and be able to apply key concepts directly in the business of their teams / divisions. The VILT course will be presented over 4 half-days, using Microsoft Teams or Zoom and a proprietary set of VILT tools. Participants will be asked to complete a pre course questionnaire (PCQ) addressing their objectives and experience, and attend a session to familiarise themselves with VILT tools before course commencement.

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    This course enabled me to learn the essence of portfolio management and provided me with new ideas on how to effectively manage portfolio(s). The trainer was fully versed with the subject and his experience in the industry really helped.

    The presenter used a simple life real example / analogue when explaining things. Easy to understand.

    The trainer is an engaging and entertaining course leader with an undisputed depth of knowledge and experience

    Exploration manager, BG Group

    Thank you very much for a most instructive course and all the material you left with us. All the conversations I had with colleagues afterwards were positive and all wanting to discuss how we can adapt and incorporate some of the ‘best practices’ presented by you into our current structures and processes

    Petroleum economist, Filed development planning division, Asian independent

    The course provides a good understanding of risk and upstream strategy

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    The course is very practical. Many things here can be implemented with tailoring depending on the context for our company

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