A highly interactive training course on

Financing Natural Resources

Financing Solutions for Oil, Gas & Mining Projects
Coventry Academy -  Financing Natural Resources

Course Schedules

 29 Jul-02 Aug 2024
 02-06 Dec 2024
 05-09 May 2025

Training course overview

How Do You Finance Oil, Gas and Mining Projects?

They involve substantial capital investment, significant risk and have long payback periods. However, their success is not only critical to the companies involve but also to many Governments with revenues from Natural Resources contributing much of their Gross Domestic Product. This training course is therefore vital to improving the performance of those involved in managing and contributing to such projects. It provides delegates with the essential skills to evaluate financial decisions, recommend appropriate sources of finance and to manage financial risks, including volatile oil prices, gas prices and mineral price

What are the goals?

By attending this Coventry Academy training course delegates will be able to make a substantial, positive impact on the Financing of Oil, Gas and Mining Projects within their organization, more specifically:

  • Evaluate the Financial and Economic Implications of Oil, Gas and Mining Projects
  • Recommend Methods of Financing Oil, Gas and Mining Projects
  • Calculate the Costs of Finance
  • Undertake Financial Evaluation of Projects to Determine Their Financial & Economic Viability and Sustainability
  • Recommend Ways to Improve the Financial Position of the Company

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals who are involved in any aspect of Financing of Oil, Gas and Mining Projects and who want to understand, implement and improve the latest Financial concepts, processes and ideas. For example:

  • Engineers
  • Projects & Process Managers
  • Technical Managers, Team Leaders & Line Managers
  • Finance Managers & Professionals
  • Professional at All Levels Involved in Projects

Course Outline

Day One: Oil, Gas and Mining Projects
  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Resources and Reserves
  • The Specific Nature of Oil, Gas and Mining Projects
  • Financial Implication of Oil, Gas and Mining Projects
  • Market Volatility: Oil, Gas & Mineral Prices
  • Strategic Issues facing the sector
  • Financing Natural Resource Projects and a Diverse Strategy
Day Two: Financing the Project
  • The Major Sources of Long Term and Short Term Finance
  • Equity & Debt Financing
  • Recourse & Non-recourse Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) & Parties to Project Finance Schemes
  • Bonds; Guarantees and Letters of Credit
Day Three: Oil, Gas and Mining Project Appraisal & Analysis
  • Selecting Projects to meet Organisational Objectives
  • Forecasting Oil, Gas & Mining Cashflows (Income & Costs)
  • Identifying Risks from the Projected Cashflow
  • Calculating the Cost of Finance – WACC, CAPM & Arbitrage Pricing
  • Capital Investment Appraisal Techniques - Payback; ARR, NPV, IRR etc.
  • Financial Appraisal using Spreadsheet Skills
Day Four: Project & Financial Risk Management
  • Identifying Risk: Technical, Logistical, Environmental, Economic and Financial
  • Financial Risk Management & Derivatives
  • Sensitivity Analysis & Monte Carlo Simulation Analysis
  • Evaluating the Risks & Uncertainties – Their Probability & Impact
  • Managing Oil Prices, Gas Prices and Mineral Prices
  • Derivative Markets
Day Five: Financial Evaluation of Oil, Gas and Mining Projects
  • Meeting Government & Organisational Objectives
  • Evaluating Financial Performance
  • Return on Equity ROE; Debt Service Coverage Ratios (DSCRs) and Value for Money (VfM)
  • Economic NPV & Economic Value Added
  • Cost–Benefit Analysis – Finance V Economic Value Added
  • Meeting Future Needs

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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