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12/15/2023 5 Days 7350 AED Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register
11/15/2023 5 Days 7350 AED Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register
10/15/2023 5 Days 7350 AED Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register
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Course description

The aim of this training course is to raise to an intermediate level your knowledge and understanding of international E&P finance and accounting. This is achieved by in-depth examination of international practices and current developments across a broad range of relevant topics. You are encouraged to challenge existing methods as a basis for reviewing procedures and introducing improvements in your own work place.


We recommend that, to derive maximum benefit from this course, you should first attend our predecessor Level 1 course. Otherwise, this course is suitable for personnel with a good foundation knowledge in exploration and production accounting.


Course content

Financial Accounting

Appreciating the need for standards, the sources of standards applicable to E&P companies and the underlying principles.
Understanding policy choices and accounting standards on pre-licence, exploration and appraisal costs.
Appreciating the nature of commercial reserves and their significance in accounting.
Calculating DD&A on a Unit of Production basis.
Dealing with changes in costs and reserve estimates.
Testing for impairment of assets. Comparison of IAS 36, FAS 121, and FRS 11 requirements.
Accounting policy choices on provisions for decommissioning. Comparison of IAS 37, FAS 143 and FRS12 requirements.
E&P company cash flows, standardised measure and other industry-specific accounting disclosures.
Recommended practice on accounting for E&P company financing and risk-sharing arrangements such as Farm In/Farm Out and Carried Interests.
Recommended practice on accounting for oil and gas sales. The timing of revenue recognition and matching of costs for under/over liftingof entitlement and take or pay gas sales agreements.
Introduction to types of E&P taxes. Deferred tax accounting.
Measuring and analysing E&P company financial performance

Joint Venture & Production Sharing Accounting


The JV agreement and its management
Review of the accounting procedure
The role of JV audit
The principles and practice of accounting for JV agreements
Cash calling, invoicing and cash management
How to account for JV billing statements
Key issues in allocating JV costs
How to account for product and cost sharing changes following an equity redetermination
Understanding the accounting for material purchases and inventory movements
Understanding the different types of PSC in use around the world
How to account for PSCs
Understanding some of the key issues of PSC accounting such as double taxation


Budgeting & Cost Control


Understanding the context, objectives, principles and processes of financial planning and control
Different approaches to budgeting, including incremental and zero-based
How to develop a budgeting methodology
Different kinds of E&P budgets
How to evaluate the output from budget preparation
How to prepare a departmental budget
The nature and behaviour of costs
How to report, monitor and control costs
E&P company variance analysis
The Balanced Score Card
Key Performance Indicators

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