Analyzing Energy Companies - A Practical Approach for Non-Finance Managers - AEC 

CPE Credits Awarded: 16
Categories: Business Analysis and Project Finance

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5c003d5e591091d484ea3c6e8f6051f1150 150The two-day session introduces delegates to the very basics of analyzing oil and gas companies from both an operational and financial perspective. The course provides key operating differences between independent and national oil companies including their upstream and downstream refining operations. The course also reviews key operations and financial considerations associated with pipeline companies and understanding the master limited partnership structure.

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Energy company employees in finance, logistics, compliance, credit operations, and treasury also would benefit. Any professional seeking a better understanding of the complexities amongst the various types of companies operating in the rapidly changing energy value chain would find the course beneficial. Global energy-related companies engaged in the due diligence process for potential partnering, joint venture, or opportunity assessment in the energy sector. Other professionals could include analysts, bankers, lawyers or other industry participants.

            Day 1. Analyzing Operations

1. Introduction National oil companies and independents

2. Operational analysis

    1. Understanding operational differences by business model

     3. Analyzing reserves:

    1. 1P, 2P, and 3P evaluations,
    2. reserve replacement rates,
    3. reserve production ratios
    4. reserve certification process

4. Crude oil production cycles

    1. Measuring production
    2. Understanding production life cycles

     5. Downstream operations

    1. Key operational criteria (production, throughput, utilization)
    2. Challenges in refining operations
    3. Economics of refining

6. Pipeline companies

            a. Understanding operations

            b. Understanding financial aspects

            c. Understanding Master Limited Partnership (MLPs)

Case study

          Day 2. Financial Analysis

  1. Key credit metrics
  2. Financial analysis
    1. balance sheet,
    2. income statement,
    3. cash flow statements
  1. Liquidity
    1. Key liquidity metrics
  1. Cash flow considerations
    1. Cash from operations and
    2. cash from financing activities
  1. The capital structure: how to analyze capital structures

a. equity and debt considerations

6.   Capital Expenditure planning and strategies

7. Corporate Governance: why it matters

Case Study

Industry Perspectives

  1. The politics behind bidding and production rights
    1. The bidding process
    2. Production sharing agreements
  2. Asset portfolio management consideration: State-owned versus independent oil company comparisons
    1. upstream and downstream balance,
    2. mature assets and growth assets in the portfolio
  3. Case study and analysis of State-owned oil companies

Case Study


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