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Financing Natural Resources: Oil, Gas & Mining Projects

Get unique skills in the natural resource sectors - oil, gas and mining
  • This course represents module 3 of the Project Finance Academy.

    Building on a foundation established in the first portion of the program Module 3 introduces elements unique to projects in the natural resource sectors: oil, gas and mining. Discussion and cases cover upstream oil and gas delivery as well as green-field and later phase mining projects. Approaches to equipment finance are highlighted, including Islamic alternatives. Effective applications of interest rate, currency and commodity derivatives are described.

    Four Workshops That Can Be Booked Together or Separately:

    • Module 1: Advanced Project Finance Workshop (4 days)
    • Module 2: Cashflow Modelling (1 Day)
    • Module 3: Financing Natural Resources: Oil, Gas and Mining Projects (2 Days)
    • Module 4: Infrastructure Finance and PPP (2 Days) 

    This programme consists of four separately bookable modules, book the full Project finance academy and save £2535.


     Agenda coming shortly - sector specific modules to be confirmed


  • Day 1 

    Themes:  Natural Resources Projects
    Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Oil and Gas

    • Structure: Upstream, Midstream and Downstream
    • Hydrocarbon Basics: Geology, Reserves
    • Supply and Consumption
    • Oil Production: Process Depletion and Enhanced Recovery
    • Financing Structures: Balance Sheet vs. Limited Recourse 
       - Field Development and Platform Types
       - Production Facilities
       - Building and Financing Pipelines
       - Refineries and Petrochemical Plants
       - LNG Facilities

    Allocating Risk

    • Technology and Construction/Completion
    • Reservoir/Reserve Risks
    • Feedstock Risk
    • Sales and Off-take
    • Operation and Maintenance
    • Abandonment/Decommissioning
    • Environmental/Regulatory Issues
    • Country/Political Risk

    Logistics and Transportation Financing

    • Logistics: Pipelines, Shipping, and Storage
    • Types of Tankers
       - AFRA Classes (Average Freight Weight Assessment)
    • ULCC to Tanker Lightering

    Islamic Finance

    • Definitions, Principles, and Authoritative Sources
    • Structures: Murabaha, Istisna and Ijara
    • Examples of Petrochemical and Other Transactions

    Case Study: Financing an Oil Rig 
    Participants will break into small groups to prepare a case study concerned with equipment financing. A computer simulation will be used to model possible outcomes. Groups will present their solutions.

    Day 2 

    Themes: Reserve and Off-take Evaluation; Mining Projects; Risk-Management with Derivatives 
    Stages in Financing Natural Resources Projects

    • Exploration/ Geology/Drilling/Reserve Estimation
    • Reserve-based lending and Borrowing bases
    • Mezzanine Funding
    • Oil and Gas Reserve Categories (P1, P2, P3)
    • Common Measures: (Loan Life Cover Ratio (LLCR), Project Life Cover Ratio (PLCR), Reserve Tail

    Case Study: Financing a Condensate Field Development Project
    Evaluating the security package and forecast cash flows for a condensate field. Structuring Approaches.  Finding funding.

    Price Volatility and Risk Management with Derivatives in Projects

    • Financial price movements today: volatility and risk
    • Commodity-linked derivatives and securities
    • Using interest rate and currency swaps to manage risk in projects
    • Options: caps, floors and collars

    Mining Transaction Considerations

    • Special Issues
    • Single Asset Projects and Asset Depletion
    • Off-take Arrangements
    • Construction Issues and Engineering
    • Mine Operating Risk
    • Environmental and Country Risk

    Mining Case Study 
    Structuring a sales contract to support project financing of industrial minerals project. 



  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


Marriott County Hall

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