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SPE training courses offer a convenient and cost-effective way to build and support your career and lifelong learning needs. We understand the importance of continuing education for keeping skills up to date, improving expertise or learning new techniques, our programs and courses help our members and professionals in the industry to maintain high professional standards.

You can attend any one of the following 2-Day (29 – 30 July. 2023) courses offered in-conjunction with the  Nigeria Annual International Conference & Exhibition (SPE NAICE ) at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Featured Course

  1. Fundamentals of Gas Monetization and Negotiating Gas Sales & Gas Processing Agreements.
  2. Well, Reservoir and Facility Management.
  3. Fundamentals of Machine Learning for the Energy Professional.
  4. Techniques for Investment Decision Making and Assessment of Profitability of Oil and Gas Assets.
  5. Process Safety and Asset Integrity Management.
  6. A Practical Approach to Offshore Oil and Gas Field Development and Offshore Operations.
  7. Practical Petroleum Economics & Fiscal Systems.

8. Strategic Leadership in the E & P Business.
9. Elements of Digital Oilfield Transformation.
10. Practical Approach of Microsoft Excel and Automation with Macros for Oil and Gas Professionals.
11. Decarbonization and Carbon Financing.
12. Petroleum Resources Volume and Reserves Evaluation, Classification & Reporting based on SPEPRMS.
13. Practical Due Diligence of Nigerian Oil & Gas Assets for Non-Engineers and Investors.
14. Well Stimulation.
15. Workplace Personality and Effective Communication using DISC

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Registration Information


Early Bird Rates

On or before June 30, 2023

Normal Rates

June 30 – July 27, 2023

On site

28 – 30 July 2023









Course Details

Course 1: Fundamentals of Gas Monetization and Negotiating Gas Sales & Gas Processing Agreements.

Course Description: The course will give participants extensive exposure and insight into the gas business globally and in Nigeria and will strengthen their understanding of the dynamics and value drivers in negotiating the myriad of agreements in the gas industry. The course will offer a unique opportunity to appreciate the gas value chain (upstream, midstream and downstream) including the technical, economic, commercial, regulatory and market fundamentals that drive the global and domestic industry. Alongside the instruction manual, model gas sales agreement and gas processing agreement templates will be offered to participants. 

Target Audience: This short course is intended for a diverse audience who seek a comprehensive understanding of the international and domestic gas industry. It will be most suitable for executives of oil and gas producing companies, gas consumers, engineers, consultants, finance professionals, industry regulators, government officials, students and interested members of the public.

Instructor: Adegun Adedamola A

Course 2: Well, Reservoir and Facility Management.

Course Description/Objectives:
This is a 2-day interactive course that will cover the following:  Overview of integrated oil and gas production system; well, reservoir and facility; Fundamental pillars of WRFM; People, process, Technology and Data management; WRFM Processes to increase and sustainment production; continuous WRFM loop; Production system optimization; Structured WRFM Reviews; short time oil generation opportunities; well intervention types/equipment and well integrity management. Tips on, maximizing asset value well through well performance review/analysis, WRFM table practice, identification, and execution of candidate to increase production, data acquisition, analysis to maximize value and application of innovative technology.

Target Audience: The course is intended for petroleum engineers, production engineers, Operations staff, business managers; technical support staff that are involved in well, facility and reservoir management process.

Instructor : Collins Alaka

Course 3: Fundamentals of Machine Learning for the Energy Professional


Course Description/Objectives: The objective of this course is to build digital capacity especially in the area of ML/AI among  Nigerian Oil & gas professionals. Topics covered include: Understand the theory of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning; Understand how real-world problems are solved with artificial intelligence; Gain hands-on knowledge on embedding digitalization and digital practices within their everyday work process – digitization, integration, democratization and analytics.

Target Audience: oil and gas professionals’ enthusiasts, students

Instructor’s Bio: ThankGod Egbe, is the Technical Director of CypherCrescent Limited. With over 15 years of experience delivering high-profile technical services, ThankGod has worked closely with several E&P companies locally and globally to develop and implement technical/computing strategy to enhance production from existing assets. 

AbdulRahman Mijinyawa, (AR), is the WRFM, Digital & Technology Manager for Shell Nigeria E&P Company (SNEPCo), with accountability for optimizing production and integrating the company’s digital and technology agenda.

Prior to this, AR, who joined Shell in October 2005 as a graduate engineer, has been involved in business delivery across the full spectrum of the upstream oil and gas industry, both in Nigeria and the Netherlands: from the Gbaran-Ubie Integrated Oil & /Gas Project to business transformation and new business development.

A chemical and petroleum engineer by training, he has authored and co-authored many technical papers for interests within and outside the oil industry.

In addition to spending time with his daughter, reading and boxing, AR has a contagious passion for global trends especially digitalization and the energy transition. He is equally passionate about promoting access to education and is a proud ambassador of Teach for Nigeria, an NGO focused on improving teacher capability in underserved schools in Nigeria .He loves the look of bewilderment on people’s faces when he tells them the translation of his family name.

Course 4: Techniques for Investment Decision Making and Assessment of Profitability of Oil and Gas Assets

Course Description: The oil and gas business is high risk and requires techniques for assessment of investment profitability that would aid efficient decision making. This course exposes all the intricacies to quality decision making, it exposes the hidden factors that influence asset profitability and helps influence quality decisions. It uses practical field cases, engineering and economic tools to prepare a decision maker for what lies ahead in every decision made.

Instructor’s Bio: Dr. Adaobi is a seasoned COREN registered petroleum engineer who has vast experience in petroleum project economics in the upstream and downstream sectors. She holds a B-Tech, M-Eng and Ph.D degrees in Petroleum Engineering with expertise in petroleum and energy economics. She teaches Petroleum Economics and Engineering Economics and Management at the Rivers State University at undergraduate and post graduate levels. She has collaborated with various consultancy firms to carryout economic analysis for oil field projects before asset acquisition. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications in her field of expertise and presented some papers at SPE NAICE conferences. She is currently the Head of Petroleum Engineering Department, Rivers State University and the Faculty Advisor for SPE section 103. She is married to an Academician and they are blessed with two children.

Course 5: Process Safety and Asset Integrity Management

Course Description/Objectives: Provides both theoretical and practical exposure to the foundations of asset integrity management to safeguard assets, people and the environment. Application of key process safety elements and leadership approach in ensuring implementation of process safety while achieving operations excellence and preventing major accident hazards (MAH). Deployment of modern risk based and process safety methodologies to manage asset integrity in both newly constructed and aged facilities. Addresses key threats facing the Oil and Gas industry and provides both established and innovative practices to safely mitigate them.

Target Audience: Integrity & Inspection, Engineering, Maintenance, Process & Operations, HSE.

Instructor’s Bio: Emmanuel Okudor is the principal consultant of DM Sheffield Limited, an Oil & Gas consulting company providing Risk management, process safety & loss prevention engineering and natural gas services to the oil and gas and manufacturing industries in Nigeria. He has 20 years experience working in the Midstream, Downstream and Upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. He has trained over 1000 oil and gas professionals in process safety, asset integrity, pipeline operations and maintenance, natural gas operations and safety and management of change.

Michael Adedokun Adegbite is a Deputy Director in Petroleum Training Institute Nigeria. His interest includes performance of welded joints. He has authored / co-authored over 30 papers, supervised graduate theses and conducted notable commissioned projects. Michael is a certified Welding Inspector (CSWIP 3.1) and holds BSc in Metallurgical Engineering, MSc in Welding, MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology, and PhD in Corrosion Engineering.

Course 6: A Practical Approach to Offshore Oil and Gas Field Development and Offshore Operations.

Course Description: At the heart of optimization of production from offshore shallow water and deepwater oil and gas assets is the need for a clearly defined field development plan and a thorough evaluation of all the pros and cons associated with the selected field development strategy. This course will expose attendees to the rigour and processes involved in typical deepwater and shallow water oil field development. Fundamentals of subsea production systems will also be covered in this course, highlighting their advantages and limitations and the flow assurance considerations that make up the proposed operational philosophy of offshore oil and gas assets. Practical challenges encountered in drilling production wells for typical shallow water or deepwater oil and gas asset will also be explained. Activities that affect asset integrity will also be covered in the course as part of Offshore IMR (Inspection Maintenance and Repairs). Finally, aspects of offshore logistics will be covered and the necessary considerations ahead of FID (Final Investment decisions will be considered. This course is designed for Facilities Engineers, Managers of Deepwater and Shallow water Oil and Gas assets, Petroleum and Process Engineers involved in meetings aimed at finalizing decisions on development of Deepwater and Shallow water oil and gas assets and Fresh Graduates.

Target Audience: This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: Facilities Engineers, Asset Managers handling Shallow water and Deepwater Oil and Gas Fields, Petroleum and Process Engineers.

Instructor:  Dr. Ndubuisi U. Okereke, Senior Lecturer, Department of Petroleum Engineering,  Federal University of Technology Owerri 

Engr. Orakwe Christian, Baker Hughes


Course 7: Practical Petroleum Economics & Fiscal Systems


Course Description/Objectives: Petroleum business decisions come with a strategic assessment of investment rewards alongside the fundamental determinants of investment outcomes, such as oil and gas reserves, production capacity, technical cost profiles, oil and gas price dynamics, insecurity, and fiscal regimes using spreadsheet DCF modelling techniques. This two-day course covers cash flow components and analytics, and the mechanics for projecting economic indicators for petroleum project screening and ranking using computer-based tools, which may affect investment. Further, the course describes the key elements of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA 2022); and uses a deterministic DCF spreadsheet modelling tool to evaluate the effects of PIA 2022 on E&P Economics (IRR or PI) and government access to revenue (GAR) in Nigeria.

Target Audience: Geoscientists, Reservoir Engineers, Production Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Planning and Development Analysts/Executives, Commercial Analysts/Executive/Managers, Business Planners, Production Sharing Executives, Project Executives, Petroleum Economists, General Managers.

Instructor’s Bio: Professor Wumi Iledare (PWI) has over 35 years of technical, professional and academic experience in the global oil and gas industry. Currently serves as Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Chair in Oil and Gas Studies at the University of Cape Coast’s Oil and Gas Institute, Ghana. An Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Economics at Louisiana State University, Energy Studies, USA and Director, SPE Africa Region, 2019-Present, PWI is Chirota and Emmanuel Egbogah Distinguished Professor and former Director of Emerald Energy Institute, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2013-2019). 

Course 8: Strategic Leadership in E & P Business

Course Description/Objectives:

This course is designed and delivered to give participants the capability to address and benefit from the strategic challenges and opportunities in the E & P business in Nigeria and world-wide. Participants are taught how to develop the requisite frames, character and skills that will enable them lead with positive impact and drive strategic changes to improve personal and organizational performance.

This course provides deep insight into strategic leadership, strategy development and implementation in the E & P business. Systems theory and other cardinal theories with their applications in strategic thinking and the E & P business are elaborated.

Target Audience: This course is designed for executives, managers, regulators, planners, bankers, financiers, investors, business owners, technical and commercial professionals in the E & P business, who are desirous of enhancing their strategic leadership capabilities in order to improve personal and organizational performance.

Instructor’s Bio: Dr. Mason Oghenejobo has a B.Sc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A) from Webster University, Leiden, Netherlands, and Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) from Regent University, Virginia Beach, USA. He has attended management programmes at Wharton School, Penn State, Harvard and Stanford Universities. He is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Senior Management Programme and the University of Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Program. After about 2 years stint as a field engineer with Schlumberger in Nigeria, Algeria and Libya, he worked with Shell for about 32 years in various capacities, which included Area Manager – Land East, GM Commercial, Director of OK LNG, Director of Shell Nigeria Gas and Vice President Corporate Security. He is currently the Strategy and Portfolio Adviser to SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company PLC. He is the author of the book titled “Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Personal and Organizational Success”, which is available in Amazon and other leading bookstores. Mason, who is married with children, has worked in several countries and travelled extensively across Europe, North/West Africa, the US and parts of Asia. He is a committed Christian.

Course 9: Elements of Digital Oilfield Transformation


Course Description / Objectives: The course objectives include the following: have a full understanding of the concept of DOF transformation, know the threats and challenges of DOF implementation, provide solutions on identified DOF implementation challenges, put a structured sustainability model in the DOF embedment process and manage world-class DOF projects. Course outline include the following: Introduction to Digital Oilfields Concept, Best practice in Digital Oilfield Transformation, Relevant Technology / Tools of Digital Oilfields, Required Infrastructure for Digital Oilfields Implementation, Data Acquisition / Quality / Workflow, People & Processes & Organizational Structure, Success Factors in digital (intelligent) Oilfields

Target Audience: Project Managers, Production Operators, Field Production Supervisors, Production Engineers, Asset Managers, Reservoir Engineers, Process Engineers, Planning Engineers, Production Accountants.

Instructor’s Bio: Emmanuel Udofia is the MD/CEO of Suneses Energy LimitedHe is a digital transformation expert and  has extensive expertise across upstream of oil and gas industry in Petroleum Production Engineering, Production Operations/Metering/Allocation/Well Testing/Planning, Operation Integration (Intelligent / Smart Fields) and Management while working in Shell, Addax Petroleum & Geoservices Nigeria. He is an active member of SPE and is the 2021 SPEi ATCE Digital Energy Chairman. He has both Bsc and MEng. Degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Port Harcout and an MBA in Management from the University of Leicester.

Course 10: Practical Application of Microsoft Excel and Automation with Macros for Oil and Gas Professionals


Course Description/Objectives: Practical Application of Microsoft Excel and Automation with Excel Macros is a hands-on course that will address topics ranging from Business Intelligence and Engineering Modelling to Big Data Analytics and Dashboard Visualization, Economic Analysis, Automation and Engineering Process Optimization. Participants will learn the rudiments of Microsoft Excel and apply them to create business and engineering models, execute analytics techniques on big data and build compelling dashboards to highlight key data metrics, run economic analysis and forecast trends, run scenario analysis, implement constrained and unconstrained engineering process optimization, automate, and maintain complex spreadsheets.

Course Outline includes the following: Excel Anatomy, Engineering Modelling, Business Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Dashboard Visualization, Automation with Excel Macros, Process Optimization with Solver, Economic Analysis and Trend Forecasting.

Target Audience: Engineers, Geologists, Supervisors, Managers, Accountants, Researchers and others that need to enhance their proficiencies in Microsoft Excel.

Instructor’s Bio: Pringle Egbe is currently the Managing Director of PEGIS Global Services Limited a fast-growing indigenous Oil   and Gas Services company. Pringle is highly skilled oil and gas computing engineer with over 9 years varied experience in Europe and West Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt, M.Sc. in Oil and Gas Computing from Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, United Kingdom and Innovation Diploma in Petroleum Geoscience from Laser Geoscience School, Port Harcourt.

Course 11: Decarbonization and Carbon Financing.

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Participants will learn about the principles of decarbonization and the role of carbon financing in supporting low-carbon transition. The course covers various mechanisms and tools for carbon financing, such as carbon credits as well as its advantages, challenges, and potentials. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and hands-on activities, participants will gain practical skills and knowledge to analyze, design, and evaluate decarbonization projects and initiatives. This course is suitable for professionals, policymakers, investors, and students who are interested in sustainable development, environmental protection, and carbon finance.

Target Audience: This training course on “Decarbonization and Carbon Financing” is suitable for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Environmental specialists and sustainability professionals who want to deepen their understanding of carbon financing and decarbonization.
  • Policymakers and government officials who are involved in the development and implementation of low-carbon policies and programs.
  • Investors and financial professionals who seek to understand the opportunities and risks associated with green finance and investment.
  • · Energy and infrastructure professionals who are responsible for designing and implementing low-carbon energy systems and infrastructure.
  • Corporate sustainability managers and business executives who are interested in reducing their carbon footprint and implementing sustainable business practices.
  •  Students and researchers who are pursuing careers in the fields of sustainable development, environmental protection, and carbon finance.

This course will greatly benefit individuals and organizations who are interested in promoting sustainable development and mitigating the impacts of climate change, as well as professionals who want to expand their knowledge and skills in this field.

Instructors: James Ogunleye, Managing Director of Carbon-Limits Nigeria, Ruth Oyekunle, Methane Data Analyst (Consultant), United Nations Environment Programme

Course 12: Petroleum Resource Volume and Reserves Evaluation, Classification and Reporting based on SPEPRMS

COURSE Description: The objectives of this course include the following: understanding petroleum-resource assessments and reporting per PRMS, differentiating between reserves and resources, appreciating various regulatory bodies and their guidelines, providing the latest industry standards and appropriate tools for robust estimation of resource volumes, and gaining insights into possible applicability of PRMS to renewable energy

Target Audience: This course is for Petroleum Engineers, Geoscientists, Managers, and other practitioners involved in the estimation and reporting of petroleum resources and reserves or the Resource Management Process.

Instructor’s Bio: Ukauku Ikwan is a consultant in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and globally. He previously was the Reservoir Engineering Discipline Principal at The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Ltd. He holds a B.Eng. degree in Petroleum Engineering, MBA degree in Project Management Technology both from Federal University of Technology Owerri. In addition he holds M.Eng degree in Petroleum Engineering and PhD in Petroleum Economics both from University of Port Harcourt. He has more than 25 years of Reservoir Engineering experience, spanning the E&P business, academia and consulting. He has authored several technical papers and served as a technical reviewer for SPE Conference papers and the Energy Journal of International Association for Energy Economics. He is an active member of Society of Petroleum Engineers, Nigeria Society of Engineers, Nigeria/International Association for Energy Economics as well as registered with Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Ukauku is happily married with four children.

Course 13: Practical Due Diligence of Nigerian Oil & Gas Assets for Non-Engineers and Investors


Course Description/Objectives: This course introduces the techniques of conducting due diligence on Oil and Gas Assets using industry case studies to work problems in class. Topics include the impact of rock properties, fluid properties, wells and surface facilities on revenue, Impact of oil and gas operations on revenue, how to estimate oil and gas reserves and forecast production, Petroleum Field development, how to understand and categorize capital and operating costs, Using evaluations and due diligence reports for investments, acquisitions, and divestment etc.

Target Audience: This course is for Junior Petroleum Engineers, Non-Engineers, Investment Bankers, Auditors, Management staff, Financial Analyst and anyone who wants to understand the process and results of evaluating and conducting due diligence on Nigerian oil and gas properties.

Instructor’s Bio: Bukola Olusola is an intrapreneur and currently serves as the Managing Director of Matrix Energy Exploration and Production Company Limited, a subsidiary of Matrix Energy Group. He leads the organization to explore and exploit the Apani, Igbomotoru and Atamba Marginal Fields. Bukola’s practical leadership experience covers about two decades and has worked in different technical and management capacities for the following companies; Newcross Petroleum Limited, Newcross Exploration and Production Limited, and Pan Ocean Oil Corporation, Baker Hughes, Statoil Canada, University of Calgary, DeGolyer and MacNaughton Canada Limited, among others. He has technical and business leadership experience in operating oil and gas assets operating under Joint Venture Agreements with NNPC Limited, Production Sharing Contracts, and Sole Risks/Marginal Field fiscal regime in Nigeria. He has evaluated, developed, and carried out field development strategies for oil and gas fields in Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Egypt, Oman, Nigeria, Pakistan, and USA.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Benin, Nigeria and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Bukola is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Course 14: Well Stimulation

Course Description: The increasing instability in the oil and gas industry price regime has led to lesser attention to the details of well-stimulation treatments. This neglect can lead to poor or less-than-optimum results in well-production enhancement. Those involved in the planning, execution, and evaluation of stimulation treatments need the background and training in the basics so better decisions can be made to increase hydrocarbon into sales pipe!

This comprehensive course covers the full spectrum of well treatment and stimulation options for sandstone and Carbonate reservoirs. It begins with a review of the various basic knowledge on hydrocarbon migration, Basic Geology, Basic Reservoir engineering, Basic Drilling, Basic logging and all practices from migration to hydrocarbon production that could lead to formation damage. The course deep dives into all the mechanisms that often result in formation damage, and it covers how to diagnose formation damage with and without software. Participants shall also understand how to prevent and remove formation damage. The course will also equip the participants with knowledge of the chemistry of damage removal, expected laboratory analysis and Acid/non-acidic treatment of damaged reservoirs. Mechanical Placement methods and diversion systems for effective treatment fluids placement will also be discussed. Case histories from selective SPE papers on Stimulation will be reviewed.

Target Audience: This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: Petroleum Engineers, Production Engineers, Production Technologist, Development Geologist, Field Engineers, Production Managers, Field Managers, Oil Field, Technical Staff.

Instructor: Engr. Afolabi Abiodun Folorunso (FNSE, D.SC)

Course 15: Workplace Personality and Effective Communication using DISC

Course Description/Objectives: This course is an in-depth study of The John Maxwell DISC Method (Personality Profile).
As a result of this training, Participants will be able to communicate effectively with people around them, by learning effective strategies for handling conflict and personality clashes.

At the end of the course participants should be able to do the following:
1. Apply the Law of Awareness to recognize their strengths and limitations.
2. Understand how others are different and how to work with each personality.
3. Build a stronger team that communicates, appreciates the style of others and work well together.

Target Audience: Participants and Teams who wish to develop their communication and conflict resolution skills including Early Career Professionals, Mid-Career Professionals, Senior Management and C-suite Executives

Instructor’s Bio: Temitope is a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. with over 10 years’ experience, helping professionals develop their leadership and communication skills. He is also a certified Behavioural Analysis Consultant, helping people recognize their strength, limitations and how to connect with other personalities. He is a personal growth enthusiast; he believes that no one can achieve greater things without growing themselves first. As an ardent SPE member, he has served with SPE International at the local, regional, and international levels. He is a recipient of the SPE International 2019 Regional Public Service Award. He served for 9 consecutive years from 2010 – 2019 on SPE Lagos Section Board and 12 consecutive years on SPE Nigeria Council Committees from 2010 till date, holding several positions including Section Chair, Section Director, SPE Nigeria Council Secretary and SPE International Student Integration Chair.