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Thunderbird understands the truly global nature of the energy industry – and the critical need for managers and executives who understand its geopolitical, cultural and organizational complexities. The Fundamentals of the Oil & Gas Industry: Understanding the Global Business program provides an in-depth overview of the global oil and gas industry from a business perspective.
What Your Program Gives You
For more than 25 years, Thunderbird has offered top-tier executive education solutions to businesses across the entire value chain oil and gas—perhaps the most global arm of the energy industry. Considered the gold standard worldwide, no other school is better equipped than Thunderbird to prepare oil and gas professionals for the challenges and opportunities of their dynamic worldwide marketplace.
First executive oil & gas offering: 1990
Global delivery: Delivered on 6 continents and online to participants in 50+ countries
Industry participants to date: Approximately 15,000 global professionals
Countries represented in programs: More than 80 nations
Pre-program online modules
(Each module runs approximately 120 minutes.)
Module 1: The Global Oil and Gas Industry
Today’s world cannot function or exist without oil and gas. Explore some of the fundamental concepts and terms associated with the oil and gas industry and learn about some of the core characteristics of the industry.
Module 2: Politics and Energy
The oil and gas industry greatly impacts the global economy and, consequently, politics and oil and gas are closely linked. Further understand the relationship between politics and the oil and gas industry.
Module 3: Access, Fiscal Regimes and Exploration
Oil and gas companies working in the upstream need to find oil and gas to sustain their business model and continue project development. Understand the process of finding oil and gas and securing the rights to production.
Module 4: Developing Oil and Gas Projects
Once access rights have been granted and exploration has discovered a viable field, development can begin. You cannot get oil and gas out of the ground until the project has been developed. Enhance your understanding of development activities in the value chain’s upstream.
All participants receive a copy of The Global Oil & Gas Industry: Management, Strategy & Finance, written by Thunderbird Professors Andrew Inkpen, Ph.D. and Michael Moffett, Ph.D.
All inclusive cost Includes meals, lodging and materials.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
CEUs provide a permanent record of the professional development training and non-credit enhancement activities of working executives who wish to stay current in global business. One CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours of time spent at a qualified instruction site. Participants who complete this program earn 3.0 CEUs.
The Fundamentals of the Oil & Gas Industry: Understanding the Global Business program is designed for professionals from all levels of the oil and gas industry, including:
Thunderbird’s world-renowned faculty are hands-on professors with real world experience in working with global institutions and in international markets. Cultural nuances, regional regulations, emerging markets and global teams are part of working for an organization that operates globally. Thunderbird faculty help you learn what to expect and how to deal with the unexpected.
Note: Courses require a minimum number of registrants to run. Course dates and professors are subject to change.