Thursday, April 05, 2012

Event Announcement: Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) Master Class


Effective training in today’s fast developing petroleum market is essential if relevant executives in both the public and private sectors are to create and implement the optimum regulatory and commercial environment for revenue and profit maximisation. Nowhere is this more important than in the development and negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), a critical part of global petroleum exploration, production and commercialization.

The purpose of a PSC is to facilitate the finding and commercialisation of deposits of oil and gas. However, production sharing is not the only regime used for that purpose, nor, within a production sharing regime, is the PSC the only instrument used; and, as with all such regimes, production sharing, and each individual PSC, exists within a historical, geopolitical and legal framework, and a global market, that informs its principles and its detailed implementation. It is imperative for relevant executives in both government and private sectors to understand the ever-changing impact of these forces on the PSC, and the PSC’s position and role among the many key factors needed for successful oil and gas commercialisation.

About your trainer:
He is a partner in the London office of Fulbright & Jaworski International LLP, one of the world’s leading energy law firms.  He has over 40 years experience in the structuring, negotiation  and documentation of upstream and downstream oil and gas, electricity and mining projects and investments, and related acquisitions, disposals, financings, sales and other transactions, and of the legislative, regulatory and investment regimes and structures required for them, acting for both governments and investors.

His assignments have involved more than 70 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the CIS, Europe and the Middle East, as well as Australia (including the North-West Shelf and Cooper Basin) and the United Kingdom (including the North Sea).  

Registration is still open for the upcoming "Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) Master Class" taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 11 to 14 June 2012.

Kindly contact Rilla Eas at telephone +65 6557 9183 or via email:

Event Announcement: Project Portfolio Management


As organizations reach higher levels of maturity in managing projects individually, they shift their focus to manage them collectively as project portfolios using project portfolio management (PPM) process. This transition seems to occur when the organization realizes that projects are investments – not expenditures – requiring justification that they are aligned with organizational goals and will create value for the owners and other stakeholders of the organization. Managing project investments collectively brings coherence to implementing the strategic as well as operational initiatives and helps the organization create sustainable value in the long run. This course provides you with the tools, techniques, and best practices for managing project portfolios. It offers a “how to” methodology to design, build, and manage a portfolio.

You can receive 28 PDUs (Professional Development Units) from this four-day course.

About your trainer:
He is a speaker, coach, author, and inventor with more than 25 years of professional experience. He has spoken in 40 countries, and his clients include 20+ Fortune 100 companies (e.g., Abbott, Boeing, Chrysler, Kraft Foods, IBM, Motorola, Sprint, UTC). He is a co-author or contributing author of seven books and more than 40 articles.

Registration is still open for the upcoming "Project Portfolio Management" taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 07 to 10 May 2012.

Kindly contact Rilla Eas at telephone +65 6557 9183 or via email:

Event Announcement: Mastering Advanced Financial Analysis for Financial Institutions

ACCRA, GHANA | 07 TO 10 MAY 2012

Develop critical knowledge and practical skills in the analysis of financial statements to make more informed credit and investment decisions. Led by a world-class practitioner and expert on IFRS, interpretation of financial reports and financial management, who has 30 years of experience in professional practice and consulting for leading organizations globally.

Reasons Why You Must Attend
  • Extremely practical workshop analysing real accounts produced under IFRS
  • Work in small groups to analyse financial statements
  • Understand and appreciate the more challenging accounting presentation and disclosures
  • Discuss how companies manipulate their results (both legally and illegally)
  • Discuss the warning signs in financial statements of dubious accounting practices
  • A full day spent on the case study review of a real set of IFRS financial statements of a mid-tier company
  • Increase productivity by learning and developing analysis models in Excel

Practical and Extensive Computer work will be conducted on Excel spreadsheets. Data from real IFRS accounts will be considered and created for precise analysis. The course will make use of Excel to conduct ratio analysis and model performance.

About your trainer:
He is an accounting and finance professional with thirty years’ experience. For the past twenty years he has specialised in consulting and the delivery of in-house and public financial training delivering programmes in IFRS, interpretation of financial reports and financial management.

Registration is still open for the upcoming "Mastering Advanced Financial Analysis for Financial Institutions" taking place in Accra, Ghana from 07 to 10 May 2012.

Kindly contact Rilla Eas at telephone +65 6557 9183 or via email:

Event Announcement: Corporate Information Security Master Class

SINGAPORE | 21 TO 24 MAY 2012

Millions of messages, data files and transactions flow through business networks and across the Internet each day, collectively driving the world economy. Our dependence on this vast electronic infrastructure is unquestioned; certainly few businesses can survive without safe networks and reliable Internet access.

At the same time, companies are increasingly at risk from cyber attack. Malicious intruders can bring business to a halt, as in a distributed denial-of-service attack that renders a system temporarily inoperable; or they can create thornier problems, as when a hacker unleashes data-destroying code or downloads proprietary secrets. In addition, attacks are seldom isolated: a breakdown in one company can reverberate throughout an entire economic sector, disrupting the flow of vital goods and services to many end-users.

Most businesses understand that cyber security is critical to their operations. Unfortunately, the information assurance community has yet to develop the risk analysis tools needed to understand the economic complexities that influence companies’ security purchases. Deciding how much to spend on what level of protection depends on numerous variables, many of them poorly understood.

 Through This Course You Will
  • ANALYZE current issues surrounding Information Security today
  • UNDERSTAND mitigation technique for your organisation
  • BENCHMARK your organisation against best practices worldwide
  • BE AWARE of present and future threat to your Information
  • UNDERSTAND Cloud Security, Hacktivism, Social Engineering, Penetration Testing, and more
  • STRUCTURE your organisation capabilities against present day threat
  • REALIZE your organization capabilities to the fullest in meeting attack intelligently

About your trainer:
  • Consultant to 3 of the 4 armed services of the US Department of Defense, US Department of the Interior, US Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, Lehman Brothers, Sony, Estee Lauder, Viacom, and many more. 
  • Forged successful relationship and strategic partnership with Dell Computer, Verisign, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, and EMC.
  • Practitioner, personality, and writer on current corporate and information security matter; he is closely followed within the industry.

Registration is still open for the upcoming "Corporate Information Security Master Class" taking place in Singapore from 21 to 24 May 2012.

Kindly contact Rilla Eas at telephone +65 6557 9183 or via email:

Event Announcement: LNG Operations & Management Master Class


Effective training in today’s fast-paced global LNG market is imminent with emerging dynamics and paradigm shifts seen in demand and supply. Therefore having a strong technical and operational team with extensive knowledge of the LNG value chain, both onshore and offshore is crucial. This course is designed for an intensive training in all operational elements of the upstream and downstream Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) business.

Throughout the course, participants would have the opportunity to engage in highly interactive discussions and acquire critical operational processes and techniques. This will be achieved by examining the current trends and issues in the industry and by breaking down the whole value chain from end-to-end liquefaction processes to shipping and storage and from LNG import terminals to regasification. Practical key studies will also be presented and analyzed during the course of training and the importance of delivering value through LNG operations and management best practices will be highlighted.

This comprehensive and up-to-date course will be valuable both to those who already have experience in natural gas as well as to new comers to the operational and technical sector of the industry.

This course will be led by two experts.

The first trainer has worked extensively as advisor to several NOCs, major oil and gas companies on a large number of oil, gas and energy development projects, worldwide. He has worked on several integrated gas & LNG projects for a major European and African oil and gas company, including negotiation of all the commercial agreements required for project development.

The second trainer has 25 years experience as a process engineer working in the energy industries of which the past 15 years have been in LNG with BG Group, Advantica and Germanischer Lloyd as Principal Consultant. He has worked on 19 LNG import terminals and 7 LNG liquefaction plants all around the world. He focus is primarily on technical aspects but also has been involved in commercial contracts. Roles have also included marine, commercial, reliability/availability, safety and environmental aspects of projects.  Recent major projects have included the design and management of preFEED studies for both an onshore and a floating liquefaction plant and technical leadership of 4 import terminal developments in Europe. These latter have considered both conventional onshore designs and a variety of offshore options.

Registration is still open for the upcoming "LNG Operations & Management Master Class" taking place in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago from 14 to 17 May 2012.

Kindly contact Rilla Eas at telephone +65 6557 9183 or via email:

Event Announcement: Managing Project Scope Successfully Through to Closure


Project Managers are expected to manage their projects within the triple constraints of scope, cost, and schedule. Keeping this balance is the key to maintaining project control. Many Project Managers find the majority of their time is focused on tracking progress against the schedule, solving project issues and managing stakeholder expectations. How does the professional Project Manager ensure his project is running within an agreed scope and more importantly, what means are available to manage the outcome if the project stakeholders want things to change? What does that Project Manager need to do to manage expectations? This course explores the answers to project scope management issues and provides Project Managers with credible, quantifiable answers.

21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) Awarded!

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the benefits of good project scope planning and control for successful project outcomes
  • Use best practice to minimise scope creep and resulting negative impacts
  • Describe a typical project scope management lifecycle
  • Explain the action required at each phase of the project scope management lifecycle and understand the significance of each phase
  • List the key attributes of scope management necessary to understand and manage scope effectively
  • Explain the key steps required to improve project estimates, scope baselining and performance analysis, monitoring and control during project execution and interpreting and reporting project performance throughout a technical project lifecycle
  • Apply this scope management process to an industry aligned case study

Presented by Internationally Renowned Expert

The Expert has 35 years of project delivery and over 22 years of training experience. He is using tried and tested good practice based on the PMI PMBOK® Guide Global standard, PMI Practice Standard for Risk Management and common sense using standard project management tools, techniques and methods.

Registration is still open for the upcoming "Managing Project Scope Successfully Through to Closure" taking place in 2 locations:
a) Johannesburg, South Africa from 18 to 20 April 2012
b) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24 to 26 April 2012

Kindly contact Rilla Eas at telephone +65 6557 9183 or via email:

Event Announcement: Business Continuity Management Master Class


In 2011, we saw major disasters in countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and Thailand. These earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hazardous incidents and other events caused widespread loss of life, devastating damage to property and facilities, severely impacted peoples livelihoods and resulted in significant financial losses to the countries involved. The many businesses, their key suppliers and their other stakeholders that were impacted by these disasters also suffered loss of personnel, damage to facilities and disruption to productivity. Such incidents severely affect an organizations economic stability and continued viability. Many businesses impacted by these disasters did not and will not survive.

This intensive & hands-on three day course, led by a regional expert will show you knowledge obtained first hand, on site business continuity instances. From natural disaster, man made, corporate outage and many more.

This workshop will utilise cases of recent natural disasters, and examine its implication to organisations business continuity management and preparedness.

What YOU will take away from this opportunity
  • Learn how to initiate and control the Business Continuity program
  • Understand options for Business Continuity and Contingency Strategies
  • Understand how an Incident can develop into a Crisis; And why many plans fail
  • Gain the latest techniques to make business recovery planning easier – use and take away checklists, questionnaires, models and templates of Business Continuity Plans
  • Discover how to develop effective methods for Plan Review, Audit, Exercise and maintenance
  • Benefit from hands-on exercises and examine real-life case studies - and their lessons
  • Learn about current standards including BS 25999, ANSI/ASIS SPC 1-2009, BS PD 25666, ISO 31000  and others
  • Discover how to implement global best practices in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Make structured progress through all stages of the BCM lifecycle with current and realistic scenario-based group exercises
  • Learn proven techniques to assess and reduce risk and impact

Business Continuity Management is vital to your businesses survivability in adverse situations. Protect your organization. Through good BCM practice you can protect your business your suppliers, customers and other stakeholders. Be ready. Be Prepared. Be protected.

This course will be led by an expert with 36 years of extensive government and private sector experience at senior levels in areas of Emergency / Disaster Management, Contingency Planning, Training, Resilience and Media Interaction. He has the expertise in areas of emergency management and disaster risk reduction with a large number of organizations in both the public and private sectors (ports and airports, hospitals and medical agencies, banks and financial institutions, government departments/agencies, NGOs, schools, universities and training establishments, sporting venues, hotels, public transport providers and commercial companies). In recent years consulted on the HK Disney and the CLP/Exxon Mobile LNG terminal projects.

Registration is still open for the upcoming "Business Continuity Management Master Class" taking place in Singapore from 24 to 26 April 2012.

Kindly contact Rilla Eas at telephone +65 6557 9183 or via email: