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Online Oil & Gas Training Course Highly Rated

WBC’s online oil & gas training course, “The 3 Day MBA in O&G”, was delivered to a group from Nigeria based oil companies and oil services companies in June.  This was the first online oil & gas training delivered by WBC and it was very highly rated by delegates.  The online oil & gas training course was based on WBC’s popular “3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas” but delivered in bite sized chunks over 2 weeks in an online format. [Read more…]

The Marginal Field Business Case

Companies are rushing to develop their Marginal Field Business Case now that the 2020 Nigeria marginal field bid round is up and running.  By some accounts there have already been over 300 expressions of interest.  The Nigerian Ministry of Petroleum Resources is quoted as saying that over 500 companies could apply. [Read more…]

Supervisory Skills and Coaching Workshops in Lagos

WBC delivered a Supervisory Skills Workshop for a local engineering form in Lagos at the end of October 2019.   This was followed by a Coaching Workshop for more senior staff.  Delegates were drawn from engineers and managers representing various parts of the company, who attended the programmes given by one of WBC’s renowned leadership experts.  The Supervisory Skills Workshop focused on the transition engineers moving into management must make:  from using hard skills – such as planning, organising and technical – to using soft skills – such as communications, delegation, change and giving feedback. The second programme was a Coaching Skills Workshop for senior leaders in the company who wanted to know how to get the best out of their staff. [Read more…]

O&G Leadership Training in Lagos

Delegates from Nigeria based oil companies, banks and insurance companies gathered for O&G leadership training in Lagos in June. The 3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas is a unique training course that has been delivered around the world for many years and had its first outing in Lagos in 2013. It was delivered by WBC’s Angus Warren with the assistance of local partner EMR. [Read more…]

3 Day O&G Management Training in Lagos

Delegates from Nigeria based oil companies, oil services companies, and consultancies gathered for O&G management training in Lagos in September. The 3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas is a unique training course that has been delivered around the world for many years and had its first outing in Lagos in 2013. It was delivered by Warren Business Consulting with the help of local company EMR. [Read more…]

NOC Assembly June 2017: Feedback

WBC’s Jon Green and Angus Warren attended this year’s NOC Assembly, hosted by The Oil & Gas Council, in Paris on Monday.  The event was well attended, mostly by African NOCs and Ministries given the follow-on Africa Assembly the next day.  It was good to see old colleagues and to meet new. [Read more…]

First International O&G Contracts Course for WBC

It was a week of firsts: WBC’s first International O&G Contracts course, delivered in Lagos and Mohammad Al-Ramahi delivering his first course as a WBC associate. The International O&G Contracts course had attendees from oil companies and engineering service companies. The course ran in March at excellent facilities provided by Saipem. [Read more…]

Oil & Gas: To Hell with the Contracts….

The Nigerian government is focussing on PSC and joint venture agreements in its attempts to extract more from Oil & Gas: as part of our occasional series on key management issues in the Oil & Gas industry and the strategic context needed to succeed, we asked Bryan Gundersen, one of the world’s leading lawyers and an associate of WBC, to comment on the governance and legal issues arising from the current Nigerian government initiative.  Bryan’s next course is in Lagos at the end of November. [Read more…]

Key Highlights of Africa Assembly 2016

WBC’s Angus Warren and David Finlayson attended the superb Africa Assembly, run by the Oil and Gas Council, in London this week.  The event was well attended by industry and there was lively debate on the state of oil and gas in Africa in 2016.  Below is a summary of the key take-aways from the conference: [Read more…]

Nigerian firms invest in the future with management training

Despite the pressures brought on by the low oil price, it is encouraging to see Nigerian companies are still prepared to invest in training. WBC’s latest MBA course in Lagos had attendees from a variety of banks, insurance companies and offshore support contractors. The course ran in January at the excellent Eko hotel. [Read more…]

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