EI LIVE Oil and Gas Mergers & Acquisition: Acquiring and Divesting Assets and Companies

Training Course

24/10/2022 - 26/10/2022

Online

Non-Member: £2770.00 (excl. VAT)
Member: £2520.00 (excl. VAT)

This 3-day virtual online training course focuses on integrating an understanding of Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) activity trends, the process involved in conducting M&A activity and and the skills that requires. This includes presentations, case studies, exercises and discussions.

Dr David A. Wood B.Sc. Ph.D

Dr. Wood is an experienced consultant, with more than 30 years of international oil and gas experience, and provides technical, fiscal and contractual advice, technical and management training to a wide range of oil, gas and energy entities. He has extensive, economic, financial, fiscal operations, project, risk and strategic management experience with many international energy organizations and assets. 

Industry experience includes Phillips Petroleum, Amoco (Africa, Europe & UK) and Canadian independents (South America, Africa, Middle & Far East) with three years based in Colombia and four years based in Dubai. From 1993 to 1998 he was he was UK Managing Director for Lundin Oil & then Morrison Petroleum responsible for a broad portfolio of assets and a staff of more than 100.

For the past decade he has worked as an independent international consultant and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work on diverse energy related topics including: the international energy markets, performance modelling of fiscal designs, petroleum economic analysis, enterprise risk & portfolio simulation, LNG, GTL and gas supply, deep-water exploration and production techniques, corporate performance, portfolio and strategy management, mergers & acquisitions, negotiations & project management. 

He is actively involved in diverse professional training, research, publication and development programmes. He is a member of the Energy Institute (MEI) and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and associate editor of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering.

About this course:

Access to quality international producing assets and reserves combined with infrastructure synergies, economies of scale and rapid growth potential are the key factors driving companies towards asset and corporate acquisitions. On the other hand, portfolio rationalisation, lack of materiality and harvesting value in times of volatile commodity prices drives companies to divest assets, companies and, in some cases, seek mergers. Whether a buyer or seller the acquisition and divestment process in the oil and gas industry requires careful management and a structured approach if values are to be maximised and deals completed in an efficient manner and timeframe.

This course develops the theme of optimising corporate and portfolio value focusing on the role of business development to ensure long-term growth and improved returns through and the careful selection and structure of acquisitions, divestments and, in some cases, mergers. It concentrates on process and the recognition of the factors driving companies to acquire, divest or merge. The principles, skills and techniques required for successful acquisition and divestment activity apply to both large and small companies.

The course focuses on integrating an understanding of M&A activity trends, the process involved in conducting M&A activity and the skills that it requires. The course involves presentations, case studies, exercises and discussions.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for a multi-disciplined audience from commercial, technical, corporate, business development, economics, human resources, planning, strategy, portfolio, financial, legal and risk management backgrounds.

Course content addresses issues and skills relevant to professionals and support staff involved in mergers, acquisitions and divestment activities from across the industry. This would include, but not be limited to: acquisition advisers, asset managers, analysts, bankers, buyers, economists, engineers, geologists, financiers, insurers, investors, lawyers, negotiators, planners, portfolio managers, and risk analysts.

Course overview:

Day One – Acquisition and Divestment Drivers

Day Two – Structured Approach to MA&D

Day Three – MA&D Terms and Agreements

Day Four – Strategic, Financial and Payment MA&D Issues

Course Timings:

Contact details

Training Team: webtraining@energyinst.org, +442074677178

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