This 4-course certificate is intended for aspiring IT leaders in the upstream, downstream and midstream hydrocarbons industry. While the entire value chain is covered, the major emphasis is on the exceptional IT challenges of upstream, in light of transforming technologies, industry changes, and regulations.
The certificate starts with the business imperatives of companies operating in this sector, and their approach to creating an IT strategic plan and project roadmap intended to create worthwhile business value. The unique challenges of regulatory compliance, state secrets, security of national critical infrastructure (SCADA), massive data sets, super-computing, telecommunications to extreme locations, regulatory compliance, etc. are addressed.
The certificate then deals with the technologies involved in petro-technical systems for exploration, drilling, reservoir engineering, refining, transportation and retail.
The third course deals with the business functions that support finding, development & production, such as Finance, HR, Production Accounting, Legal, Tax, Treasury etc.
The fourth and final course deals with best-practice execution, in terms of organizational governance, sourcing & vendor management, portfolio & project management, and service delivery.