for the World

Contributing to Capacity Development

National Management of Petroleum Resources

31 May - 11 June 2021 in Stavanger, Norway  


PETRAD offers a two weeks course “National Management of Petroleum Resources”, on 31 May - 11 June 2021 in Stavanger, Norway. The course aims at enhancing the participants’ insight of the requirements for managing the petroleum sector of a nation, in terms of the context, process and content of effective resource management.   Read more...


Verification of charges to PSC and Joint Venture activities - 3 days

Online or onsite

Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) and Joint Operating agreements (JOA) are two of the main ways of organizing the O&G activities. Both the JVs and the PSAs are highly affected and exposed to the costs and allocation being charged to the activity by the operator. Allocations and charges to the activity are regulated by the agreements in the PSA and the JOA. Audits undertaken by the non-operators and the regulators are essential to ensure and verify that the cost charges are correctly charged to the activity.

The course is designed to give an understanding and knowledge about the cost being charged and allocated the operated activity and paid by the partnerships in the JVs or deducted in the PSAs. Ultimately the participants shall be able to verify, challenge and reject cost being charged to the O&G activity of concern. 

The course will give the participants challenges and insights to real-life cases where the understanding of the course material is being tested as well understanding of the day to day activities in the operations. Read more...

Application of UNFC for Resource Management

19th April 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland

The course has to be postponed to a date to be announced, due to the Corona COVID-19 virus pandemic. 

PETRAD offers a one-day course “Application of UNFC for Resource Management”, in Geneva Sunday 19th April 2020 in conjunction with the UNECE Resource Management Week 2020 on the day before the Resource Management Week starts. The course will be a review of the basics of the UNFC for newcomers to classification and the Expert Group. Resource inventories is a premise for formulating policies and for Government resource management. It is also the basis on which industry conducts its business and capital is allocated. In this course, we focus on the application of the UNFC as updated in 2019.  Read more...

Responsible Petroleum Management: 3 weeks course

Stavanger, March 16th - April 3rd, 2020

The course had to be postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic. Our intent is to set a new date for the course once the virus situation has normalized, and to re-admit the same participants as had been admitted to the course in March.   Read more ..... 

PETRAD training catalogue 

Petrad Training Catalogue