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This MSc encompasses modules in the latest science and technology in geology, geophysics and engineering. It also includes entrepreneurial and negotiation skills, petroleum economics, psychology, accountancy, safety engineering and environmental sciences. The emphasis is on practical application of studies, technology, lateral thinking and management techniques. Assessment is by a combination of course assessment, exams and project work. AIMS ==== The programme provides a broad training in oil industry matters especially those pertaining to how relatively small oil companies can work with National Oil Companies (NOCs) and energy ministries to better exploit their hydrocarbon resources. In this respect training in commercialisation, economics and law will be important, as will an understanding of how science and technology can be applied at the cutting edge to improve hydrocarbon exploration success and recovery. The target audiences are geologists, engineers and business managers working in NOCs and energy ministries, but the course would equally appeal to British and international graduates and professionals seeking to increase their knowledge, skills and qualifications. The course aims to develop the conceptual and empirical knowledge, analytical skills and understanding of the business development process in the oil and gas industry. The MSc encompasses modules in the latest technology in geology, geophysical disciplines and Engineering disciplines. It also includes entrepreneurship, negotiating and presentation skills, petroleum economics, accountancy, safety engineering and environmental sciences. The emphasis is on practical application of studies, lateral thinking and management techniques. The first term covers science and technology issues of hydrocarbon commercialisation, and the second term focuses on business, law, politics and economics. The course concludes with project work conducted over the second 6 month period. SYLLABUS ========= The MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management covers a broad range subjects and courses in order to encompass all the aspects related with the oil industry environment. Students will be presented with all of the business drivers in these areas of technology, from exploration, appraisal through production and decommissioning. World experts in all of these areas of expertise are on our doorstep in Aberdeen. Environmental, human and cultural impact of the oil industry is presented, and safety engineering and issues, using a series of case studies, is included. Students will be expected to research beyond each of these areas and produce papers reviewing aspects of technology and how it impacts on the business. The course will also include entrepreneurship, negotiating and presentation skills, petroleum law and contracts, petroleum economics and accountancy. Highly trained individuals with an international experience unparalleled in any other research centre teach these areas. The emphasis will be on practical application of studies, lateral thinking and management techniques. The course includes broader issues of security and conflict, by addressing and assessing risk in operating in the Middle East - Caspian Sea ellipse. Assessment will comprise many practical exercises and research papers and essays, where students can access information from a wide array of sources, including Oil Industry journals, periodicals and other papers which are available to them. Many of the courses include 'games' spread over several days which require team and negotiating skills, as well as a knowledge of technology and economics, which draw the various courses together. Team-building, geological fieldwork, a visit to an oil platform and offshore safety course are all part of the course. The students undertake the RGIT Montrose offshore survival and fire fighting training course in Aberdeen, which is a four day intensive course that includes rolling in a submerged helicopter under controlled circumstances.

This MSc encompasses modules in the latest science and technology in geology, geophysics and engineering. It also includes entrepreneurial and negotiation skills, petroleum economics, psychology, accountancy, safety engineering and environmental sciences. The emphasis is on practical application of studies, technology, lateral thinking and management techniques. Assessment is by a combination of...

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