Business, Finance, & LeadershipPPDC

Enhance your expertise with our specialized training programs tailored for the oil and gas industry. Our courses cover essential business, finance, and leadership skills designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to excel in this dynamic field. Whether you are looking to improve your financial acumen, develop strategic leadership abilities, or gain a deeper understanding of industry-specific business practices, our comprehensive training will help you achieve your career goals.

 

Business & Finance Training Courses

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This course is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of gas gathering, processing and marketing and are part of, or directly work with, a marketing department, but wish to have a greater understanding of the mathematical calculations and contractual wording in gas, crude and natural gas liquids (NGL) marketing contracts.

This course will provide an understanding of (a) determining the physical properties of a natural gas stream, (b) what physically occurs in gas gathering, compression, dehydration, treating and gas processing, (c) pros and cons of different gas contract structures, (d) an in-depth analysis of gas settlement statements using different gas contract structures, (d) a detailed study of key gas contract provisions and what they mean, and (e) how commodities at the tailgate of a gas processing plant are marketed and priced.

COST: $550 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

November 6
Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • BUSA 1092
  • 8 Hours, 0.8 CEUs
  • Minimum 5 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This course is designed for those whose jobs are affected by the commercial transactions entered into by gas, crude and natural gas liquids (NGL) marketers, such and landmen, accountants, division order, administrative and engineers not directly involved in marketing on a daily basis.

This course will provide an understanding of (a) the components of natural gas and uses of those components, (b) what physically occurs in gas gathering, compression, dehydration, treating and gas processing, (c) how the commodities at the tailgate of a gas processing plant are marketed, (d) the basic structure of, and terminology used in, a gas contract, (e) how to read a gas settlement statement, (f) how NGLs are priced and marketed, and (g) how crude oil is priced and marketed.

COST: $450 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

November 5
Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • BUSA 1092
  • 8 Hours, 0.8 CEUs
  • Minimum of 5 students required to run course

INTERESTED?

Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

The Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods course has been presented over 1,300 times by Franklin J. Stermole, John M. Stermole, and Andrew H. Pederson to more than 23,500 participants in the United States and abroad. Organized for managers, engineers, geologists, landmen, scientists, accountants, and others concerned with evaluating investments, this course relates to the economic analysis of income producing and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures.

The course covers economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of petroleum and non-natural resource production and processing operations.

The course textbook, Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods 16th Edition, 2019 by Franklin J. Stermole, John M. Stermole and Andrew H. Pederson, demonstrates the evaluation techniques presented using a variety of applications for people with technical and non-technical backgrounds, with or without previous evaluation experience.

In addition to a laptop with Excel, all participants should bring paper and pencil. If you don’t have a laptop, one alternative is a financial calculator such as the HP10BII which generally is available at Office Depot or on line at www.hpshopping.com. Apps for this model of calculator are available for smart phones at a fraction of the cost. The calculator is only necessary if you don’t have Excel.

COST: $3,300 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

October 14 - 17
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • BUSA 1092
  • 28 Hours, 2.8 CEUs
  • Minimum 5 students needed to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This comprehensive course provides non-financial professionals with a solid financial principles and concepts foundation. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze financial information, make informed business decisions, and effectively communicate with financial stakeholders. From understanding financial statements to evaluating investment opportunities, this course will empower participants to navigate the financial aspects of their roles confidently and contribute to their organization's financial success.

Target Audience:

  • Non-Financial Managers and Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
  • Professionals in Non-Finance Roles
  • Cross-Functional Team Members
  • Aspiring Professionals

Training Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants can expect to achieve the following training outcomes:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Financial Planning and Decision Making
  • Financial Communication

By achieving these outcomes, participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate financial aspects within their roles, contribute to the financial success of their organizations, and make informed business decisions based on financial analysis and insights

COST: $2,100 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

September 10 – 11
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • BUSG 1093
  • 14 Hours, 1.4 CEUs
  • Minimum 5 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This two-and-a-half-day course covers all aspects of reserve reporting -from concepts to validation. Specifically designed for those within the Energy Finance community, participants will learn how to understand, use, and validate a reserve report. Using clear and non-technical language, this course uses modules to introduce basic reservoir concepts, reserves definitions, the preparation of a reserve report and the wide variety of metrics and methodologies used to validate a reserve report. Throughout the course, real-world data, field examples, and reserve software are used to emphasize and demonstrate key concepts. Upon conclusion, participants will have gained a better understanding of how to proactively review, analyze and validate a reserve report; and perhaps more importantly, how to identify the underlying risks not readily apparent in a typical reserve report.

COST: $700 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

Dates: November 5 - 7, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday – Wednesday
8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Thursday
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 1091
  • 18 Hours, 1.8 CEUs
  • Minimum 4 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

Decisions in E&P ventures are affected by Bias, Blindness, and Illusion (BBI) which permeate our analyses, interpretations, and decisions. This course examines the influence of these cognitive pitfalls and presents techniques that can be used to mitigate their impact. Bias refers to errors in thinking whereby interpretations and judgments are drawn in an illogical fashion. Blindness is the condition where we fail to see an unexpected event in plain sight. Illusion refers to misleading beliefs based on a false impression of reality. All three can lead to poor decisions regarding which work to undertake, what issues to focus on, and whether to forge ahead or walk away from a project.

This course begins by examining the types of BBI that affect us. Awareness exercises, videos, examples, and mitigation exercises help illustrate how these manifest themselves and how we can lessen their impact. We then present oil and gas case studies that show their impact on decision-making and ask participants to identify the types of cognitive errors contributing to project outcomes. The course concludes with a mitigation ‘toolkit’ that can be applied to project work.

COST: $1,325 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

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COURSE DETAILS

  • BUSA 1092
  • 16 Hours, 1.6 CEUs
  • Minimum 6 students needed to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This one day course introduces the key metrics used to analyze the performance of oil & gas companies. Specifically designed for those who work in the Energy Finance profession, this course will teach participants how to calculate and use performance metrics to gain quantitative and qualitative insight into the underlying strength of an oil & gas company. Topics include operational analysis, margin and cash flow analysis, reserves growth and validation, capital efficiency, return on investment, and other combinations of performance metrics that provide clear insight into overall company performance. Using clear non-technical language and relevant examples, this course provides participants with a better understanding of how performance metrics can be used to quickly spot underperformance, proactively improve and optimize current performance, and ensure all performance targets and objectives are met.

COST: $400 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

Dates: November 4, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 1091
  • 8 Hours, 0.8 CEUs
  • Minimum 5 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This course provides the strategies, tactics, and tools needed to effectively assess and value oil and gas resource plays. The premise is that sound estimating of key geoscience, engineering, and economic parameters is essential for maximizing profitability. Probabilistic techniques and a staged approach are emphasized to quantify the range of possible outcomes and make good decisions about which projects to invest in and how to wisely spend capital. This course is intended for geoscientists, engineers, commercial team members, business analysts, and managers charged with creating value from their unconventional resources. The course culminates with a realistic, full-day exercise in which integrated teams quantify the potential of a shale play and compete for drilling rights. The exercise includes target identification, completion selection, project design, economics and bid creation.

COST: $2,950 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

August 26 - 29
Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 1091
  • 32 Hours, 3.2 CEUs
  • Minimum 5 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

Leadership Training Courses

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Engaging & Influential Leader

This course is a comprehensive course designed to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge, skills, and strategies required to excel as effective leaders & mentors in diverse professional settings. This course empowers individuals to confidently lead and create a positive coaching and developmental impact within their teams and organizations by exploring various topics, from understanding leadership and team coaching principles to mastering the art of influence.

Target Audience: This course suits individuals new to management roles or aspiring to become managers and experienced managers who want to enhance their leadership skills and knowledge.

Training Outcomes: Through interactive exercises, case studies, and discussions, participants will gain practical skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied in their leadership roles. They will leave the course equipped with the tools and insights needed to navigate generational differences, unlock their coaching potential, and excel as influential leaders in their respective fields.

COST: $2,100 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

Dates: September 12-13, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • BMGT 1010
  • 14 Hours, 1.4 CEUs
  • Minimum 5 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This course will focus on behavioral styles and their impact on leadership, different leadership styles and their appropriate applications, effective people development, delivering feedback, conflict resolution, mastering change, goal setting, and organizational communication. Participants will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their new and emerging leadership capabilities and their methods and drive for organizational success.

Target Audience: This course suits individuals new to management roles or aspiring to become managers and experienced managers who want to enhance their leadership skills and knowledge.

Training Outcomes: Upon completion of the Field Operations Leadership/Operations Leadership and Management & Leadership Essentials training program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand Behavioral Styles and their Impact on Effective Leadership
  • Apply Different Leadership Styles in Relevant Situations
  • Foster Effective People Development through Feedback
  • Resolve Conflicts Constructively
  • Master Change Management
  • Set and Achieve Goals
  • Enhance Communication Skills

COST: $2,100 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

November 5 - 6
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • BMGT 1095
  • 14 Hours, 1.4 CEUs
  • Minimum 5 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

 

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MC PPDC Office

Hours

Monday - Friday
8 am to 5 pm

Location

Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
MC Main Campus
Midland, TX 79705
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Contact

Marina Rodriguez
(432) 683-2832
cepetroleumtraining@midland.edu