Petroleum Technology in a Green Environment



Oil & Gas Teams: “How to Make Them Work”


Seminar Title
Oil & Gas Teams: “How to Make Them Work”

Seminar Date/Venue
August 12 – 16, 2006 / Malaysia

Seminar Reference

Seminar Duration
Five days

Seminar Description
The international character of the oil industry demands leading-edge management. Perpetuating such leadership is the main job of the industry's executive-level supervisors. They must select
and develop the new breed of leaders. This job requires a good grasp of the developing art and science of human resource management. The old imperatives and practices, along with the boss-centered approach, have proven inadequate in the dawning “Information Age.” The petroleum industry's new leaders must achieve sophistication in “people skills” as well as in the industry's scientific and technical specialties. Life-long learning is the order of the day, and for petroleum industry leaders, this must include training in managing human, as well as material and resources.

Numerous self-assessment instruments are used to provide executives with self-insight. Additionally, actual case studies enable discussion and analysis of “real world” situations that confront the modern manager.

Successful Oil & Gas teams combine competent members with the latest technology in order to achieve planned targets. Teams become more effective by removing barriers, by maximizing productivity, and by helping organizations move ahead of their competition. Learn new skills and enhance your old skills. Learn what is needed for effective team dynamics and avoid the pitfalls associated with building and managing teams.

The seminar is beneficial to organizations in which teams have been the norm for years and in organizations new to team structure. Organizational styles optimized to the needs and status of the organization is developed.  Participants will develop specific plans and role descriptions applicable to their unique workplace situations. The roles that are developed include: team member, team leader, manager of teams and training advisor. The plans that are evolved lead the teams toward success as the team and the organization change through time. In addition, participants will learn the basic and advanced skills that foster success in a team environment. Skills that are practiced include: communication, planning, conflict resolution, decision making and project management.

Become familiar with the characteristics of successful innovative companies and gain a working knowledge of modern teamwork practices. The instructor shares his experiences based on his background of establishing and redesigning teams and combining practical oil and gas exploration management with his management consulting/team building practice.

Practical, proven techniques selected from a worldwide search for excellence in team practices are reviewed. Case studies and examples highlight successful teams that have found bypassed reserves, decreased development time, found new reserves and reduced finding/producing costs. In addition, emphasis is placed upon maximizing the performance of existing teams through innovative approaches to the oil and gas industry. Each team experiences a predictable sequence of the five stages throughout its progression from startup to being self-directed, its ultimate capability. Understanding this natural life history clarifies expectations between the team and its management and enables the team to succeed. Highlighted are the diverse ways in which team issues can be solved and resolved.

Seminar Objectives
Upon successful completion of the seminar, participants will gain knowledge of:-

•  How to strengthen managerial effectiveness

•  Recently developed systems for managing human resources

•  How management of an organization makes the difference between success and failure

•  Techniques to maximize the effectiveness of intact and newly-formed team (asset management teams, drilling teams, production teams, planning teams, exploration teams, and others)

•  Practical methods to transform geologists, engineers, geophysicists, landmen, and other professionals into an effective, motivated, and creative team dedicated to finding or developing hydrocarbons

•  Methods to focus the team's output on its products—producing oil and gas, developing new prospects or solving technical problems

•  Skills necessary to effectively function in a team environment

•  How to define roles and responsibilities of the teams and to define their relationship to management

•  Means to foster an entrepreneurial spirit while maintaining adequate organizational controls How to measure team effectiveness

•  Stages in the life of a team and how to advance to the next How to create a motivational environment within a flat organization

•  How to develop an environment that draws on the cooperative power of all employees to find and develop hydrocarbons

•  How to recognize, utilize, and reward each team member's unique technical and interpersonal contributions

•  Innovative business approaches to solve exploration and production problems that are compatible with the structure of the organization

Who Should Attend
Executives who are responsible for hiring, promoting, managing supervisory personnel, Geologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers, landmen, petrophysicists, computer scientists, exploration/production managers, human resource personnel, training managers, and anyone involved in any phase of managing, leading, or implementing multi-disciplinary work teams in exploration and production projects.

Seminar Director
Mr. Michael Roach ( UK )... More

Course Coordinator
Ms. Samah Al Manaama: Tel: +971-2-6277405, Fax: +971-2-6277407 , Email:

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