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Mini MBA in O&G in Erbil – November 2019

We welcomed delegates from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to our Mini MBA in O&G in Erbil training course in November.  Angus Warren, Managing Director of WBC, delivered the long-established course, returning to Erbil for the 7th year.  As always, the course was highly interactive.  [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…]

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…]

Erbil O&G Training Course Delivered by WBC

WBC was back in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in February.  An Erbil O&G training course was delivered by Angus Warren.  WBC’s acclaimed Mini MBA in Oil & Gas was presented to a group that included participants from TAQA, Gulf Keystone, Petoil, Genel and the Ministry of Natural Resources. [Read more…]

O&G Management Training Course in London

Hosted by Finncap in world class facilities in the heart of the City of London, Angus Warren delivered WBC’s acclaimed  O&G management training course in London in November.  The 3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas was presented to a group that included participants from the U.K., France, Serbia and Nigeria. and from a variety of sectors including financial services, investment banking and media. [Read more…]

KPO Training Course Held in Kazakhstan

WBC delivered Gas, Gas Contracts and Commercial Oil Operations for the Karachaganak Petroleum Operating company in October 2017.  The KPO training course was organised by International Business House*.  The course was held at KPO’s office in Uralsk and was delivered by WBC’s Angus Warren to 12 KPO employees.  The group hailed from diverse functions, with participants from the legal, trading, logistics, marketing, compliance and accounting departments. [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…]

Death of the Annual Appraisal in Oil and Gas?

A recent piece from EY’s highly respected Global Oil and Gas Sector calls for a new approach to performance management – one “that is focused on coaching and development, rather than ratings and rankings”. For any line manager or HR professional involved in appraisal in oil and gas, it’s a thought provoking piece.  Peter Smith, WBC’s Business Development Director has a few additional suggestions. [Read more…]

3 Day MBA in Oil & Gas in London

Hosted by Finncap 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 the U.K. and Nigeria. and from a variety of sectors including technology, a national oil company, and financial services. [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…]

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