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Introduction to Process Safety for Upstream Oil & Gas Featured Image

Introduction to Process Safety for Upstream Oil & Gas

The purpose of this course is to introduce engineers and other professionals to the basic principles of risk-based process safety management. Through text, brief videos and games, students will learn how these principles can be applied to the upstream oil and gas industry to reduce risk and prevent injuries & environmental incidents.

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Value of Information

The learner will analyze the economic "value of information" that can be achieved during the exploration process by applying various technologies at progressively higher costs to reduce uncertainty, thereby providing better estimates during the decision process. The objectives of this course are to: measure the value of data vs. the cost to acquire the data, determine multiple data acquisition scenarios that can accomplish the goals and measure their impact on the prospects economics, and understand the cost-benefit decision process and exploration uncertainty in making both technical and business decisions.

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Understanding and Managing Budgets

A budget is a detail of expenses and incomes for a set period of time. This introductory-level course covers budgets and how they are used in organizational settings including the uses and functions of master budgets, operating budgets, sales, production and cost of goods sold budgets, and cash budgets. You will also learn about the budgeting process, and how organizations are using different budgeting techniques to overcome operating challenges.

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Leadership and Management for Entrepreneurs

This course explores the leadership and management issues entrepreneurs face as they create and establish successful new ventures. It reviews the key managerial roles of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling and their application in entrepreneurial settings. Further, the course addresses self-management for the entrepreneur--how an entrepreneur can manage his or her own time and maintain a proper work-life balance.

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Introduction to Negotiations

Every day we are involved in negotiations of one form or another. Even though negotiations are an integral part of our lives, techniques for managing these situations are not instinctive; they must be learned.

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Effectively Managing Project Stakeholders

This online course is created to help project managers understand and resolve issues that can emerge from interactions among project stakeholders. The course includes a brief tutorial to help students understand familiar strategies for managing stakeholder expectations, as well as ten concise case studies that explore common stakeholder issues. The case studies are designed to simulate the conversations and interactions that occur among project stakeholders, to show learners how to dissect causal elements from these types of conversations-just as they will have to do on their own projects-and to help them prepare appropriate responses. As students work through the case studies, they'll learn effective strategies to resolve stakeholder problems and gain the proficiency necessary to manage interactions and keep their projects on track.

An Overview of Sustainable Management Featured Image

An Overview of Sustainable Management

Sustainable management is managing a firm so that it generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. The business case for sustainable management is that it can help a company's long-run profitability and success.

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Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

Emotional intelligence (EI) is our ability to identify and control our emotions to achieve positive outcomes in our relationships. Project managers with high EI are better equipped to deal with team members, vendors, stakeholders, and sponsors and to handle and resolve conflicts. This one-module course reviews the underlying concepts of emotional intelligence and explores how project managers can improve, and make use, of their emotional intelligence.

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Statistics as a Managerial Tool

Managing today can require good instincts. However, instinct is not enough to manage the huge amounts of available data and the complex variables of the business world. Statistics can help managers and leaders make sense of these complexities, back-up their assertions, and feel confident about when to take the risks and when to pump the breaks. This intermediate-level course examines statistics as a managerial tool. It also looks at common graphical representations of data and how these can be effective tools to explain situations and support persuasive arguments for a course of action.

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How To Read A Financial Statement

Financial statements can look intimidating and, as a non-financial manager, you may feel like ascertaining the right conclusion from a financial statement is like finding a needle in a haystack. This course covers financial reports and their meaning. You will learn the fundamentals and importance of the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows, and how they can be used to manage a business. You will also be exposed to financial (ratio) analysis.

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Upstream Oil and Gas Agreements

Upstream agreements define the legal, business and working relationships that exist between companies that explore for and produce oil and gas, and the government agencies or private parties that own the mineral rights. Learn how oil and gas leases are negotiated with a landowner in the U.S. and analyze the two main forms of agreements, the Concession Agreement and the Production Sharing Contract, used by host countries around the world. Duration: 2 hours Content: Overview Historical Perspective Methods for Obtaining a Host Government Agreement Four Types of Exploration Agreements Joint Operating Agreements Nicola Case Study Sandland Business Game Summary Glossary of Terms Model Form for International Joint Operating Agreement