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Banking & Finance

Finance and Accounting for the Oil and Gas Industry


In business, whatever your specialism, you will benefit from a keen sense of commercial awareness. This five-day Course has been designed specifically for non-finance specialists in the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry who need to understand the financial implications of the work they do.

  • Understand how your activities and decisions are reflected in your company’s reporting to shareholders and other stakeholders
  • Find out what happens to financial and economic data that is provided by you and your departmental colleagues
  • Raise your level of confidence in working with financial information and interactions with Commercial colleagues
  • Prepare yourself for increased responsibility and a more strategic role in the management of your company


By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • appreciate the financial impact of your day-to-day decisions and actions
  • work more confidently and effectively with colleagues on financial matters
  • improve the quality of information you receive from and provide to Finance
  • increase the success rate of requests for authorization of expenditure and make more effective use of funds allocated
  • use departmental budgets and monthly management reports to help you exercise financial control of your area of operations
  • understand the financial information disclosed in your company’s annual report and accounts
  • Learning throughout the Course will be reinforced by case studies, worked examples, and illustrative extracts from oil and gas company annual reports

This Course will provide you with a sound foundation in the financial aspects of oil and gas exploration and production. It will have immediate and practical application back at your workplace since all activities have financial implications for the assets, departments and ultimately the company for which you conduct your specialist activities.

Target Audience
  • The Course is specifically intended for those who have had little or no previous exposure to company finance and accounting and is also Participants people working in all functional areas of an organization who need a better understanding of accounting and finance in the industry
  • It is especially relevant to those who have some financial responsibility within their area of activity and those whose career development involves progression

Banking & Finance Outline

The course will cover the following topics:

  1. The E and P Business and Project Economics

The Business Environment

  • Business objectives
  • Stakeholders
  • Corporate governance


The E and P Business

  • Risk and reward
  • Commercial arrangements
  • The field life cycle

Project Economics

  • Project cash flows
  • The time value of money
  • Discounting and the cost of capital
  • Project economic models
  • Decision criteria


  1. Accounting, Exploration and Development Costs

The Accounting System

  • Capturing and recording data
  • Cash and accruals
  • The balance sheets
  • The income statement and profit measurement
  • Accounting principles and standards

Capital and Operating Expenditure

  • Matching costs and benefits
  • Assets and expenses

Exploration and Appraisal Costs

  • Full cost and successful efforts
  • Intangible assets

Development costs

  • Commitments
  • Tangible assets


  1. Reserves, Production and Cost of Sales

Reserves of Oil and Gas

  • Classification of reserves
  • Reserve quantity disclosures

Production Costs

  • Lifting costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • Royalties

Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

  • Unit of Production (UOP) method
  • Changes in costs and reserves

Ceiling or Impairment Tests

  • Test requirement and process
  • Accounting for test results


Decommissioning, Removal and Restoration

  • Obligations to remove and restore
  • Reporting of decommissioning liabilities and costs


  1. Risk and Cost Sharing Arrangements

Joint Ventures

  • Cash calls
  • Billing statements
  • Entitlements and liftings

Transfers of interests or risks

  • Farm outs
  • Carried interests

Production sharing contracts

  • Cash flow implications
  • Reserve implications

Long-term gas contracts

  • Pricing mechanisms
  • Take or pay


  1. Financial Analysis, Budgets and Management Reports

Analysis of Financial statements

  • Profitability, liquidity, and solvency
  • Investment measures


  • Authorization of expenditure
  • The budget processes

Management reports

  • Responsibility reporting
  • Analysis of variances


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