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Certificate in Oil and Gas Management

Course Code Standard Fee NYSC Fee Degree Type






This course aims to provide you with an understanding of the processes, drivers, threats and opportunities related to the management of the energy and hydrocarbon industry in the 21st century. You should develop the competence to safely and effectively manage projects in the oil and gas industries within the context of increasingly stringent environmental and safety legislations. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach and, within the four established routes, there are mandatory modules incorporating various specialist areas, including petroleum contracts and economics, renewable energy, risk management and environmental management. Core modules also focus on providing some of the essential skills needed in any profession, such as project management and quality control, marketing techniques, health and safety. Depending on the route you choose, you will have an opportunity to explore that subject area in more depth – for example, gaining an insight into the law of improbable incidents to help mitigate the risk of oil spills and oil trajectory analysis to help facilitate clean-up operations within both the Technology Management and Quality, Health, Safety and Environment routes. Alternatively, the Finance and Investment and Law and Policy routes enable you to develop a practical understanding of the basic energy derivative structures that are used in trading, marketing and risk management today, as well as the mechanisms and tools for both physical and financial petroleum trading and the workings of crude oil markets.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of: The theories, concepts and complexities of managing the processes, threats and challenges of the oil and gas industry in the 21st century; the methods and global best practices in managing health, safety and environment in exploration and production of oil and gas; politics of oil and gas and threats to continued supply and renewable energy options; the development of effective leadership and management skills in the oil and gas sector and appropriate business policies and strategies within a changing operational and legislative context to meet stakeholders’ interest; the use and limitations of a range of research methods/techniques, both qualitative and quantitative for providing information and evaluating options in an uncertain and changing organisational environment.

2. Research in detail oil and gas management issues, critically reflect on practice and experience, engaging in creative problem solving and decision making.

3. Reflect, investigate and apply knowledge, which supports global best practices in the management of oil and gas activities in both upstream and downstream operations.

4. Communicate and work effectively within teams.

5. Develop strategies and policies in response to the challenges of the oil and gas industry in the 21st century.

6. Exercise initiative and personal responsibility in planning and executing project work.

Course Outline

Introduction to Oil and Gas Industry

The Future of Oil and Gas

HSE Management in the Oil and Gas Industry

Petroleum Contracts and Economics

Project and Quality Management in the Energy Industry

Impacts of Petroleum Exploration, Extraction and Transportation

Water and Wastewater (Treatment Technology Management Route)

Oil Spill Science, Response and Remediation (Technology Management Route/Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Route)

Risk Safety and Governance (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Route)

Investment Analysis and Decision Making in the Petroleum Industry (Finance and Investment Route)

International Oil and Gas Trading (Finance and Investment Route/Law and Policy Route)

International Environmental Law (Law and Policy Route)


Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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