Short Courses


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 (31 Jul-01 Aug. 2021) courses offered in-conjunction with the  Nigeria Annual International Conference & Exhibition (SPE NAICE ) at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Featured Courses

  1. Fundamentals of Machine Learning for the Energy Professional
  2. Practical Due Diligence of Nigerian Oil & Gas Assets for Non-Engineers and Investors

  3. Practical Application of Microsoft Excel and Automation with Macros for Oil and Gas Professionals

  4. Gas Monetization Economics

  5. Elements of Digital Oilfield Transformation

  6. Well, Reservoir and Facility Management

  7. Entrepreneurial Development Skills

  8. Practical Petroleum Economics & Fiscal Systems

For more information click on  Mr. Yusuf Nurudeen to reach us via email

Registration information

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SPE Nigeria is committed to  maintaining a safe and healthy environment in compliance with the guidance of the federal, state and local governments of Nigeria. As a result, NAICE 2021 Short Courses will hold both virtual and in-person. The in-person  will have limited number of persons. There shall be no onsite registration. Attendees are encouraged to choose from online or physical presence.

Registration Rates

In-Person Attendees

                                                              (on or before  14 June, 2021)             Normal Rates (After 14 June, 2021)

Members:                                                          NGN85,000. 00                                                                  NGN90,000.00

Non-Members                                                  NGN95,000                                                                        NGN100,000.00

Online participation attracts 20%  registration discount and there is no limit to the number of online participation

In-Person Attendee Registration

Online Attendee Registration

Course Details

Course 1: 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 2: 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: Dr Bukola Korede Olusola is the Group Manager, Petroleum Engineering for Newcross Group. He holds an MSc and PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada. Olusola practical experience spans over 15 years and has worked in different capacity for the following companies: Baker Hughes, Statoil Canada, University of Calgary, DeGolyer and MacNaughton, among others. As a researcher, Olusola’s interest is in oil and gas field development, and asset optimization. He currently serves as a Technical Reviewer for Elsevier Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Olusola is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a licensed professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Canada.

Course 3: 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 hand-on course that is aimed at experienced users of Microsoft Excel who need to learn more complex functions, advanced IF conditions formulas, pivot tables, pivot charts, goal seek, data manipulation and protect data using the security features. Also featured in the course are adaptive formulas that analyze complex data using advanced functions manipulations. An in-depth review on programming techniques, data visualization, data validation, managing large data, report creation, advanced spread sheet function, optimization techniques using Excel Solver add-in will be addressed. Participant will gain an insight into data tables and using Excel advanced look up features to automate worksheets and analysis tools to forecast figures based on a range of scenarios and use consolidation to bring together information.

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 4: Gas Monetization Economics

Course Description: The course provides a great perspective of the natural gas business from wellhead to market. The course includes analysis and discussions of contemporary natural gas market issues central to the development of the natural gas industry. Examples and case studies of existing, ongoing, and planned projects along the Natural Gas, LPG and LNG value chains and the Gas to Power value chain in Nigeria.

Target Audience: The course is designed specifically for engineers, energy economists, accountants, managers, legal, budget and planning, sales and marketing, team members and all individuals who require an understanding of the commercial frameworks and economics of Gas Monetization options

Instructor: Engr. Fisoye Delano has over 40 years’ experience in the petroleum industry with career with Shell, Texaco, University of Houston, and NNPC and rose to become the Managing Director and CEO of Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Ltd (NPDC). As an adjunct professor at the Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, he teaches Masters and PhD students, Natural Gas Economics every year since 2013. Engr. Delano has authored and co-authored technical publications on natural gas and LNG including the Natural Gas and LNG Handbook – Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options. He holds a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan, M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston, and an MBA from the University of Lagos.

Course 5: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 6:Well, Reservoir and Facility Management

Course Description/Objectives: This is a 2-day interactive course which will equip participants with principles for proper surveillance, leading to ability to make correct decision for optimum life cycle management of assets (well, reservoir and facility), production optimization and improved recovery. Tips for maximizing value from installed asset (well, reservoir and facility) and managing opportunities ensuing from technical reviews will also be taught during the course. The scope of the course will also cover the workflow of different reviews for identifying oil generating opportunities. The participants will also be introduced to other tools for enhancing well, reservoir and facility practices in their asset. Topics include: Introduction to WRM; WRFM Asset Health check; Workflow of WRFM Structured Reviews; Data Acquisition and Management; Workflow for generating surveillance activities and oil generating opportunities; Management of WRM opportunities; Operating Envelopes; Strategies for building WRM and Data acquisition Plan.

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 and staff who have direct authority over the WRM process.

Instructor’s Bio: Collins Alaka is the Asset Development manager, NOV onshore of Shell Petroleum Development company limited (SPDC). He is an oil and gas industry professional with career spanning over 25 years from service and producing companies. His area of specialty includes: WRFM, well completion design, well intervention, Field development studies, waterflood, JV management and organization efficiency improvement. He holds a postgraduate degree in Petroleum engineering.

Course 7:Entrepreneurial Development Skills

Course Description/Objectives: Participants at the end of the course would be able to: define entrepreneurship, categories of entrepreneurs and Business model; have adequate insight on various skills for entrepreneurs, partners, activities & resources; understand financial aspects of entrepreneurship, legal aspects and human resource; have a complete step-by-step guide of how to turn your passion into a profitable business; how to identify what you are good at and how to inspire others with your ideas; and how to be a self-motivator, communicate with confidence and understand mastering personal branding.

Target Audience: Anyone Looking to Increase Their Income by Developing New Habits, People That Have a Burning Desire to Inspire the World with Their Ideas, Anyone Looking to Learn The Skills That Can Improve The Success of Every Entrepreneur

Instructor’s Bio: Dr. Ayoade Adeyemi is an international trainer and speaker, a Business,  Marketing and Human Resources Consultant with close to two decades of providing quality and excellent support services to many businesses across various sectors of the economy. He is the CEO, Lorache Consulting Limited, and Publisher,  Business Quotient Magazine. Formerly worked as Registrar/ CEO of National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), Head, Client Service Manager, Tower Security & Asset Management (Member of NSE), and United African Company of Nigeria (UACN). He has authored few books, Take That Lead,  Compendium of Marketing Terminology, 10Ms of Business Successes, Personal Productivity and Effectiveness, and The Interviewer and Interviewee.

Course 8:Practical Petroleum Economics & Fiscal Systems

Course Description/Objectives: Petroleum economic fundamentals, which underlie optimal E&P investment decision, strategy, and profitability of E&P projects under risk and uncertainty are discussed; oil and gas fiscal regimes underlying petroleum exploration and production operations worldwide are analyzed. In addition, the course presents how the economic value of oil and gas ventures and business can be determined and used in making rational economic decisions. The mechanics of estimating the effects of fiscal instruments on total government takes, E&P economics, and take statistics are simulated in-class by participants using stochastic modeling tools to manage risk and uncertainty in upstream oil and gas business decisions.

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).