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Discovery Chance of Success – What are the Odds of Another?

David Finlayson, Chairman of WBC, comments on interesting analysis by Will Forbes of Edison that looks into the chance of success in exploration.  The original analysis, titled “Made a discovery? What are the odds of another?” can be found here. [Read more…]

WBC Attends NRGI Launch of Resource Governance Index

WBC’s Bob Laidler and Peter Smith recently attended the launch of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)’s Resource Governance Index (RGI).  This impressive 3 year assessment of oil, gas and mining governance in 81 countries is aimed promoting good governance practices worldwide. [Read more…]

Oil and Gas Management and Leadership Course Held in London

This oil and  gas management and leadership event in April was held at the offices of io oil & gas consulting in world class facilities at the Shard London,  Angus Warren delivered WBC’s acclaimed 3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas to a group that included participants from Ukraine, Austria, Angola and the U.K.  and from a variety of sectors including oil companies, a services company and consultants. [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…]

Oil and Gas Training in Indonesia

Three day oil and gas training course delivered in Jakarta

We welcomed 19 delegates from a Indonesian oil company to a special three day course in Jakarta in August.  Delivered by Colin Marshall, an associate of Warren Business Consulting, the course focused on understanding the key dynamics in the petroleum industry and was based on WBC’s well established “3 Day MBA in Oil and Gas”. [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…]

London 3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas

Hosted by Carlingford in world class facilities in the heart of the City of London,  Angus Warren delivered WBC’s acclaimed 3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas to a group that included participants from UAE, Angola and the U.K.  and from a variety of sectors including finance, a government ministry, an oil field services company and consultants. [Read more…]

Oil and Gas Audit Training Course for TPDC

Staff of Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation, the national oil company of Tanzania, took part in the “Financial Auditing in Oil and Gas” training course in Dar es Salaam in February. Warren Business Consulting’s Geoff Killick presented the programme to build local oil and gas auditing capabilities within 24 of TPDC’s professional staff. [Read more…]

Innovate or Fail – Your Oil Industry Predictions

In January 2016 we asked for your predictions on the future of the oil and gas industry. In the first of two papers, we report on what you said about the oil price, the mood of the industry and its longer term future. A common theme throughout was the need for the industry to change – attitudes, working practices and business models. Innovation is essential – cost cutting is not enough.

Download the full report here.

As far as the oil price is concerned, you were broadly in line with the rest of the market, though a bit more pessimistic about a rise than many of the banks were (see report for comparison).

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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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