Local Content Development in the Oil & Gas Industry

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LOCAL CONTENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

THE ROYALE CHULAN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

24 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2013

 Official Website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/energy-utilities/local-content-development-in-the-oil-gas-industry/local-content-development-in-the-oil-and-gas-industry/

Key Questions That Will Be Answered by Attending This Workshop

  • How to generate local content infrastructure, agenda and targets
  • Who should have the authority to implement, measure and monitor local content policies and compliance and what are IOC’s undertakings on local content?
  • What measures are taken and mechanisms used to meet local content requirements
  • How to conduct due diligence in monitoring and implementing local content targets performance and realisation of local content should be translated
  • What are the opportunities driving forces, issues, obstacles in nationalising host countries workforce
  • How to overcome the challenges of localisation of workforce and suppliers to satisfy local content requirements and maximize the commercial success of projects
  • How to successfully implement Local Content programs in every stage of the project and integrate Local Content into business plans
  • What best local content strategy should be used to win projects from the host government and NOCs
  • How to transform local content to cost effectiveness, operational efficiency and self sufficiency
  • How to ensure future development and local commitment in areas of operation through long term partnerships with stakeholders and local suppliers and competitiveness throughout the supply chain

To access the full agenda, please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com

This course is specially structured in 6 themes:

  • Theme 1:         Understanding Local Content
  • Theme 2:         Managing Risk, Discovering Challenges, & Maximizing the Utilization of Local Content
  • Theme 3:         Objectives, Strategies, Challenges & Implementation of Local Content
  • Theme 4:         Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Vs Local Content
  • Theme 5:         Roles of IOCs, NOCs, HG and its Relationships
  • Theme 6:         Applications of Specific Models in Local Content Development

Who Should Attend

All those involved in the Local Content Development & Implementation in the Oil & Gas Industry:

  • Managers/CEO/Directors
  • Industry Lawyers, Legal experts/Directors
  • Technical Experts/Directors
  • Finance Experts/Directors
  • Commercial Experts
  • Contract Drafters/Experts/Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Insurance Experts
  • External Affairs Experts/Directors
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Managers
  • Procurement Experts/Directors
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Human Resource Managers/Directors
  • Business Analyst/Experts

     Types of Organizations

  • Government Bodies
  • National Oil Corporation
  • International Oil Corporation
  • Service Oil Corporation
  • Independent Exploration & Production Companies
  • Consultant firms
  • Logistic, Transportation & Infrastructure Companies
  • Technology/Engineering/Equipment firms/suppliers
  • Investment banks / Investors / financiers / VC / Funds
  • Insurance / Risk management companies

Why You Should Attend this Master Class

  • Local Content is gaining ground in developing nations to boost local economy and promote social and economic development while global trends in local content continue to flourish in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and African and Latin America
  • Socio-economic impact of contemporary oil and gas prices and projects should be well analysed by National Oil Corporations (NOCs) as International Oil Corporations (IOCs) invest in their countries
  • There is a huge demand in higher local content in terms of engineering, procurement, construction, consultancies, technical support and services, and management
  • NOCs are moving to internationalise their market by establishing Joint Ventures (JVs) or Partnership agreement with IOCs
  • IOCs’ training and localization program elevate their projects profile and contribute to the commercial success of projects
  • Local Content is gaining ground in developing nations to boost local economy and promote social and economic development while global trends in local content continue to flourish in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and African and Latin America
  • There is content overload in northern countries while there is nothing to declare on the south
  • Local content is not only seen as a concern to the host states but also to foreign investors and developing countries worldwide
  • Shortages in Oil and Gas Exporting countries create a huge demand for local content
  • The Local Content Workshop will break down and analyse the issues from different angles and provide delegates the opportunity to interact and express their viewpoints and learn from their peers
  • The trainer’s goal for this workshop is to deliver solutions to Local Content Development in your respective countries and organisations

To access the full agenda, please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com

 

Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Management for Petroleum, Gas, and Chemical Industries

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Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Management for Petroleum, Gas, and Chemical Industries

-Cost effective planning and step-by-step execution

The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

24-27 September2013

Official Website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/energy-utilities/shutdown-turnaround-and-outage-management-for-petroleum-gas-and-chemical-industries/

Planned STOs are required for plants or distribution facilities to carry out their scheduled preventative, regulatory or engineering work. The purpose of STOs is to maintain the equipment reliability, improve safety and ensure efficient operation while also assuring critical regulatory requirements are achieved. A STO activity is a very important function that has a direct impact on profitability of a plant’s production and maintenance costs which result from the expenditure of manpower, equipment and materials. Proper work preparation and scheduling can result in a significant “ROI”. The ROI is a direct result of savings associated with manpower costs, minimization of STO and efficient controls. Quality STO management can minimize the possibility of accidents, rework, equipment failure, and reduce the impact on manpower safety, equipment and operation safety. A focus on excellent STO planning and execution is therefore crucial for the safety, throughput and cost effectiveness of all asset intensive organisations.

From this workshop, you will be exposed to detail steps and strategic techniques necessary to improve your STO management with effective completion in Oil, Gas and Chemical industries. You will also have the opportunity to participate in table top exercises, scenario discussions and networking amongst other industrial experts.

For full agenda, please email us your detail contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com. Please indicate subject title “STO Management“.

Topics covered include:

  •  Introduction of Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages (STO)
  • Work Scope and Budget Optimization
  • Establish the Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Organization
  • Establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPI’S) and Targets
  • Develop Stakeholder Strategies to Achieve Established KPI’s and Targets
  • Work Package Preparation
  • Isolating – LOTO and Tag Systems
  • Using Dynamic Schedule Management to Manage Changing Conditions
  • Conducting a Readiness Assessment to Determine ‘Go for Launch’
  • Work Execution Performance Management
  • Developing Key Performance Reports / Project Controls
  • Establish an Effective Commissioning Strategy and Plan for Quality Start-up
  • Develop an Effective Closure Report and Learned Opportunities Review

Cost Effective Planning and Step-by-Step Execution

Upon completion of this advanced workshop, you should be able to:

  • Clearly define work scope and responsibilities for all personnel involved in each stage throughout the STOs
  • Gain a better appreciation for how to improve your plant reliability and equipment availability with an effective STO strategy
  • Decrease the possibility of liability by improving plant safety
  • Appreciate how to select work through a prioritization system to better control future maintenance costs
  • Thoroughly understand the management of equipment life cycle through effective STOs

For full agenda, please email us your detail contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.comPlease indicate subject title “STO Management“.

Pricing, Negotiation and Risk Management in Coal Contracts

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Pricing, Negotiation and Risk Management in Coal Contracts

A Comprehensive Workshop for All Coal Market Professionals

Hotel Novotel Clarke Quay, Singapore

4 – 6 September, 2013

Official Website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/energy-utilities/pricing-negotiation-and-risk-management-in-coal-contracts/

Coal is an internationally traded commodity, and typically supply agreements are used by buyers (power companies, metal processors and others) to purchase coal from their suppliers (coal companies or brokers). These agreements ensure that the supply of suitable quality coal at the agreed price and volume can be fulfilled and that each party understands its rights and obligations. In recent years, standardisation and best practices in contract structure have been emerging.

With the increased volatility and the changing makeup of quality availability in the international coal markets, it is more important than ever to ensure a combination of strong contracts and watertight risk management best practices are employed. The growing liquidity in coal financial markets has made it increasingly possible to execute price risk management strategies and ensure and protect margins as a producer, trader and consumer.

The three day course will cover all key activities in coal transactions. The course is designed for all professionals involved in coal markets – buyers, sellers and traders who are interested in understanding the big overview of coal industries. The course covers pricing of the coal commodities, Negotiation of coal contracts and Risk management for contractual and market risks.

To access the full agenda, please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com

This course is specially structured in 12 modules:

  • Module 1:               Introduction to the Physical Coal Market
  • Module 2:               Trading the Physical Coal Market
  • Module 3:               Price Drivers in the Thermal Coal Market
  • Module 4:               Contracts in the Coal Market
  • Module 5:               Negotiating and Managing Coal Supply Agreements
  • Module 6:               Coal Price Index Developments
  • Module 7:               The Coal Derivatives Market
  • Module 8:               Hedging Risk in Coal Market
  • Module 9:               Price Analysis Techniques
  • Module 10:             External Risk Factors
  • Module 11:             Introduction to Other Commodities Directly Relevant to Coal Trading
  • Module12:              Introduction to Coal Technologies

Who Should Attend

The course is comprehensively designed for all the perspectives of the market professionals:

  • Coal producers and buyers
  • Traders, importers, and exporters
  • End users and consumers of steam coal
  • Financiers, Investors and Analysts involved in the coal sector
  • Shipping and Port sectors
  • Logistics and Procurement Specialists
  • Research and Risk professionals

Why You Should Attend this Master Class

  1. Conducted by 2 leading coal market expert trainers
  2. Comprehensively cover all key activities in coal markets, allowing the professionals to make the most sense out of coal markets and its related market movements.
  3. Include various simulation and case studies to better illustrate and understand key important points for its application to your own working environements.

To access the full agenda, please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration in the Oil & Gas Industry Workshop

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

How to manage contractual and political risk and what to expect when things go wrong

NOVOTEL SINGAPORE CLARKE QUAY, SINGAPORE

25 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2013

Official Website: http://neo-edge.com/event-line-up/energy-utilities/dispute-resolution-and-arbitration-in-the-oil-and-gas-industry/

Lawyers and managers typically focus on how their rights are described in a contract or in a piece of legislation. Little attention is paid to who will decide what is the content of such rights, how that decision will be adopted and whether those rights can be enforced. Contracts and projects related to the oil and gas industry are generally complex in nature, involve large sums of money and are politically sensitive. For that reason, not being prepared for the worst can have very negative consequences. Responsible managers and lawyers should be aware of what carrots and sticks can be put in place in order to minimize the risk of a disruption in the cooperation between the parties to a project and to optimize the effectiveness of relevant rights.

The three day course will cover practical and theoretical issues related to international dispute resolution in the oil and gas industry. The course is designed for lawyers and non lawyers from the private and the public sector who are willing to gain command and a better understanding of the techniques and the legal tools that are increasingly used to manage contractual (i.e. breach of contract) and political risk (nationalizations, forced renegotiations of contracts and regulatory changes).

To access the full agenda, please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com

This course is specially structured in 8 modules:

  • Module 1:        How to negotiate dispute settlement provisions in international contracts related to the oil and gas industry.
  • Module 2:        Practical and strategic considerations related to the content of arbitration agreements.
  • Module 3:        The role of Bilateral Investment Treaties in oil and gas disputes involving governments.
  • Module 4:        Arbitration under the ICSID Convention in oil and gas disputes involving governments.
  • Module 5:        How to select corporate vehicles to optimize the availability of protections and Bilateral Investment Treaties.
  • Module 6:        Common features arising in international disputes related to the oil and gas industry.
  • Module 7:        What to expect when an arbitration is commenced under the main international arbitration rules.
  • Module 8:        What to expect when an arbitration award is rendered in terms of remedies and enforceability.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for lawyers and non lawyers from the private and the public sector who are willing to gain command and a better understanding of the techniques and the legal tools that are increasingly used to manage contractual (i.e. breach of contract) and political risk (nationalizations, forced renegotiations of contracts and regulatory changes).

  • Government officials
  • Negotiators
  • Lawyers/Advisors
  • Contract/Agreements Managers/Specialists
  • Investors
  • Commercial Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Owners
  • Finance & Accounting Managers
  • Operation Managers
  • Corporate & Administration Professionals
  • Buyers & Sellers
  • Business Development Managers
  • E&P Professionals and Students

Sectors

  • Government Bodies & Regulatory Bodies
  • National Oil Corporation, International Oil Corporation
  • Independent Exploration & Production Companies
  • Energy Consulting Firms, Power Generations Company / Utilities Companies
  • Banking and Finance / Investment Companies
  • Law Firms and Academics
  • Consultants, Research Firms
  • Logistic, Transportation & Infrastructure Companies
  • Service Companies

Why You Should Attend this Master Class

  1. Conducted by 5 leading expert trainers from Clifford Chance (recent winners of International Law Firm of the Year Award for 2013 by Chambers Global). All of which has hands-on experience in handling disputes with key oil and gas players from various regions i.e. Asia, CIS, Middle East, Africa, Americas and Europe. Extensive knowledge of most rule making bodies i.e. SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA thus ensuring that prospecting delegates will benefit directly from the arbitration laws in respective country.
  1. Contracts and projects related to the oil and gas industry are generally complex in nature, involve large sums of money and are politically sensitive. For that reason, not being prepared for the worst can have very negative consequences. Responsible managers and lawyers should be aware of what carrots and sticks can be put in place in order to minimize the risk of a disruption in the cooperation between the parties to a project and to optimize the effectiveness of relevant rights.
  1. The three day course will cover practical and theoretical issues related to international dispute resolution in the oil and gas industry. The course is designed for lawyers and non lawyers from the private and the public sector who are willing to gain command and a better understanding of the techniques and the legal tools that are increasingly used to manage contractual (i.e. breach of contract) and political risk (nationalizations, forced renegotiations of contracts and regulatory changes).

To access the full agenda, please send your detailed contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.com