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Global Oil & Gas Fiscal Systems Course

Wood Mackenzie tools and analysis to optimise fiscal competitiveness and investment

7–9 October 2019
Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel - London, UK

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Global Oil & Gas Fiscal Systems Training Course

Join the CWC School for Energy and Wood Mackenzie at the Global Oil & Gas Fiscal System Training Course taking place on 7-9 October 2019 in London, UK to assess how different fiscal terms impact investment decisions through a comprehensive, hands-on, practical course for government and oil and gas industry executives.

This is your opportunity to get Wood Mackenzie tools and analysis to optimise fiscal competitiveness and investment.

View the 2019 Training Course Programme

Course Outline:

  • Fully interactive, combining short lectures, Q&A sessions and exercises using Excel spreadsheets
  • Wood Mackenzie’s databases and products will be accessible to consider case studies relevant to topics under discussion
  • Delegates will work together in small teams and will be assisted throughout by the course leader and Wood Mackenzie’s petroleum economists

  • Day 1 will provide a refresher of petroleum economics and investment decision-making practices, then an introduction to the different types of fiscal systems
  • Day 2 will focus on specific fiscal terms: what they do, when they are applied and what impact they have on oil and gas investment decisions
    • Licence Aquisition
    • Exploration & Appraisals
    • Field Development
    • Production
    • EOR / Late Life Investment
    • Decommissioning 
  • Day 3 will develop the analysis of fiscal terms by analysing fiscal policy objectives and ‘real world’ comparisons of fiscal competitiveness, culminating in a licensing auction
  • Course content addresses issues and skills relevant to professionals working with or negotiating upstream petroleum contracts

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6th Government Oil & Gas Fiscal Summit

The Platform for Governments, NOCs, Parastatals & Tax Authorities

This two day summit is the only platform for governments, NOCs, parastatals and tax authorities from resource producing nations to come together and discuss how they can develop their fiscal strategies to ensure they are delivering maximum value to their countries whilst still encouraging investment. The Summit will be held in collaboration with Wood Mackenzie, the leading experts in the field. 

Course Leader: Graham Kellas, Wood Mackenzie

Graham has over 30 years experience as a petroleum economist, specialising in the analysis of global fiscal systems. He has advised several governments on petroleum fiscal policy, most recently Colombia, Ireland, Newfoundland & Labrador (Canada) and South Africa. 

He has advised numerous companies on fiscal matters, including assistance to oil industry associations during debates with governments on appropriate terms (e.g. Alaska, Australia, Nigeria and UK).

PODCAST: Upstream Fiscal Trends

Skills Gained

  • Benchmarking global fiscal systems: concessions, PSCs, JVs, service contracts and investment incentives
  • Wood Mackenzie modelling tools that enable fiscal systems comparison and evaluation
  • Advanced economic assessment of factors impacting fiscal systems
  • Enhanced fiscal analysis competencies by practising with models
  • Optimised decision-making skills with tools and information gathered by Wood Mackezie global team of 200+ analysts


This is your only opportunity to learn from Wood Mac on a public fiscal training course


More about Wood Mackenzie


Fiscal terms are a key part of the successful running of activities for potential investors, governments and companies. Fiscal terms impact on project economics in different ways.

By attending the course you will have access to Wood Mackenzie’s Global Economic Model (GEM). The Global Economic Model (GEM) is the leading tool for upstream asset and portfolio valuations. It’s fully auditable so you can create bespoke valuations based on your own numbers and assumptions:

  • 40+ years of research and development
  • 500+ global analyst data
  • Superior level of analysis
  • 240+ countries
  • 6,000+ tax markers (e.g. specific contract terms)
  • 5,450+ commercial upstream assets
  • 880+ technical upstream assets
  • 2,000+ companies

To find out how you can benefit from Wood Mackenzie tools and analysis to optimise fiscal competitiveness and investment, please contact Patricia Borges on Fiscal@thecwcgroup.com or +44 20 7978 0044

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