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Petrad 8 - weeks Programme

24th September - 16th November 2018

(Applications open in April 2018)

Stavanger, Norway

We are pleased to announce that Petrad is organizing the 8-weeks programme, consisting of two courses, running in parallel with a large extent of common programme elements, but also a somewhat different focus:

  • The “Resource Policy and Management” course (short name: “Resource Management”) has a strong focus on the licensing, exploration and extraction processes and issues related to the governance of the petroleum sector. The course will also provide an introduction to the management of energy and mineral resources in the context of the policy and industry reforms called for by the globally adopted Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Accord on climate change mitigation.
  • The “Petroleum Development and Operations” course (short name: “Operation”) has a main focus on value chain activities in the development, operations and tail end stages of petroleum fields, including HSE, technology and project execution, highlighting the importance of transferrable skills for dynamic adaptation to change.

The 8-weeks programme will take place in Stavanger, Norway, from the 24th September – 16th November 2018.

The course tuition fee is set at NOK 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand Norwegian kroner).

Not included in the fee is a return ticket to Stavanger, accommodation, and dinner allowances. Petrad will recommend a hotel with discount price for accommodation. The course fee will include lunch, coffee breaks, transportation from the recommended hotel to Petrad and return, and costs of various social activities.

This is a self-funded programme. Petrad does not provide scholarships for the 8-weeks programme. Applicants should seek for scholarships from their own organizations, national and international oil companies, embassies, donors, etc.

An invitation letter will be issued in April with an application deadline on 15th June 2018.

All correspondence will be through e-mail: and




Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC)

Stavanger, Norway March 12-13, 2018

(applications closed)


The new Petrad course “Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC)” in Stavanger!

The course aims at (i) providing an understanding of the basic structure of the UNFC; (ii)  applying the UNFC in the four principal areas of application, namely: policy formulation, government resource management, industry business process management, and capital allocation.

This course is self-funded. We are pleased to announce that the new standard price for the course is NOK 6000,- (excluded airfare, accommodation, and living allowance; Hotel has been negotiated at the rate of USD 120 including breakfast and evening meal).

Enquiries to be sent to or

National management of petroleum resources: 2 - weeks course

26th February - 9th March 2018, Stavanger, Norway