Oil and Gas for Investors

Duration: 1 day

Designed for: Anyone who wants a better understanding of the petroleum sector. It will be of particular interest to investors wishing to evaluate companies for potential share purchase, or financing of exploration and development. You will learn the essentials of what it takes to make a successful oil and gas play, and how to grade opportunities in different kinds of petroleum systems. You will learn the fundamentals behind the unconventional plays that are revolutionizing the petroleum industry.

Course Content:

  • Fundamental Concepts
    • Types and uses of oil and gas
    • Pricing
    • NGLs
    • LNG
    • Trends in international markets
  • Petroleum Geology / Geophysics
    • Review of the fundamental concepts and techniques
  • Petroleum Rights
    • Types of concessions and contracts
    • Political risk
  • Drilling
    • Onshore
    • Offshore
  • Production Systems
    • Onshore
    • Offshore
  • Basin Analysis
    • What kinds of basins are most prospective and why?
    • What are the key factors to consider?
    • Why, for example, are Middle East basins so prolific?
    • Reserves and resources
    • Risk assessment
    • National Instrument 51-101
    • What should you be looking for in a presentation promoting an exploration play?
    • Important questions you should be asking of those promoting an exploration play
    • What is the (rarely seen) phenomenon that almost guarantees exploration success?
  • Unconventional Resources
    • Review of technologies
    • Active North American plays
    • Challenges
    • Key factors to consider in assessing the plays

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Phonse Fagan, M.Sc.

"I have played the resource stocks for many years. The Petro-Ed 'Oil and Gas for Investors' course, has greatly improved my understanding of oil and gas fundamentals, and the significance of such factors as the type of petroleum system and style of sedimentary basin in assessing exploration risk. I'd recommend this course for anyone who wants to make more informed investment decisions - expert or layman alike! Very well put together and very well presented!"

B J Fahey, President Bell Mobility Newfoundland & Labrador Division (retired)

 "Phonse has put the complex pieces of the geological puzzle together in a very clear and concise presentation that will help all oil and gas investors make better investment decisions."

Barry Oates, Coordinates Capital Corporation

"If investors have not been considering the points raised in this seminar, they have not been doing effective due diligence."

Jeff Cummings, Investor

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For more information or to register for a course
contact Phonse Fagan at Petro-Ed / A.J. Fagan Consulting Inc.

8 Kennedy Road, St. John's
NL, Canada, A1E 2G7

Phone: (709) 368-7930 or
(709) 727-4517 (Cell phone) or

email: phonse@petro-ed.com