Training

Member countries have access to training sessions on a range of topics. The duration of these sessions vary depending on the topic and on the level of depth needed. In person sessions are usually between 1-5 days and virtual trainings last two weeks.

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11 September 2023

Near Zero Methane and Zero Flaring: Supporting tangible action in emerging producers

    The NPG organised a training/workshop on minimising emissions from the petroleum sector, 11-15 September 2023. The training was hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Senegal. The governments of Senegal, Mauritania, Ghana, Namibia, Uganda, and Tanzania sent delegations to the training to develop action plans to […]

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7 November 2022

Government review of field development plans, 2022, Paramaribo, Suriname

The field development plan (FDP) is one of the most critical decision points of the project lifecycle. In developing the FDP governments and companies share some common interests but are also guided by different objectives. This training provides participants with an understanding of the process of developing and approving FDPs, […]

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27 June 2022

Virtual Training: Minimising Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Petroleum Sector

The New Producers Group delivered a training to its member countries between 26 May – 8 July 2022 with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank. Minimising GHG Emissions from the Petroleum Sector – Consolidated […]

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28 June 2021

Aligning the Petroleum Sector with Climate, Energy and National Development Goals

Date: 28 June to 9 July 2021 Summary: The course is designed to create a shared understanding amongst government agencies on the intersection of the oil and gas sector with development strategies, energy plans and climate goals. This will be a live, interactive course delivered via Zoom, with a series […]

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12 October 2020

Government review of field development plans

The field development plan (FDP) is one of the most critical decision points of the project lifecycle. In developing the FDP governments and companies share some common interests but are also guided by different objectives. This training provides participants with an understanding of the process of developing and approving FDPs, […]

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12 November 2019

Oil production: valuation, metering and marketing, Kampala, Uganda

The Valuation, Marketing and Metering training course is designed for individuals who need to gain a deeper understanding of various topics surrounding the sale of crude oil and natural gas to market. The course is designed for participants from countries which are either new producers or expect to enter production […]

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12 November 2019

Evolving risks and opportunities for oil and gas producers, Kampala, Uganda

This course introduces the potential risks and opportunities that climate change and energy transition present for oil and gas producing countries. Through presentations, group work and a scenario-analysis exercise, participants explore the potential range of climate and energy scenarios at the global level; identify the kinds of risks and opportunities […]

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11 November 2019

Communication in natural resources in Kampala, Uganda

The two-day training couples transparency and accountability guidance with advanced communication strategy skills specific to the natural resources sector. Using case studies of public engagement from resource rich countries, this course helped Ugandan government officials, NOC executives and civil society representatives build an understanding of how communication is linked with […]

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11 November 2019

National oil company strategies and benchmarking, Kampala, Uganda

This course is intended for participants from national oil companies (or state-owned enterprises). We review how NOC roles are defined and how NOCs can improve corporate governance and manage interactions with government. We also review practical approaches to benchmarking performance of NOCs, including financial and operational metrics. We discuss how […]

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11 November 2019

Revenue management, Kampala, Uganda

This one-day training session examines the major challenges that new producers face when setting and enforcing policy around the macro-economic management of revenues expected from the extractive sector. As governments anticipate the possibility of large revenue flows, and adapt to the uncertainties, volatility and other risks associated with them, they […]

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Dr Valérie Marcel is co-founder and executive director of the New Producers for Sustainable Energy. She is an expert on national oil companies, governance, energy transition and emerging strategic issues shaping the energy sector and advises governments and NOCs on these issues. She is a Research Associate at SOAS and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, and sits on various advisory councils, including at the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the OECD, and the Payne Institute. She served as both Deputy Chair and Chair of the Governing Board of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships (REEEP). She was a member of the World Economic Forum's Strategy Officers group and of Columbia University’s Executive Session on the Politics of Extractives. Previously, she led energy research at Chatham House and taught international relations at the Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po), Paris and Cairo University.

In 2020, Marny Daal-Vogelland retired from Staatsolie, the NOC of Suriname, after a career of over 23 years. As director of the Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute she was responsible for the team that assessed the petroleum potential in offshore Suriname, promoted the investment opportunities in oil and gas, negotiated petroleum agreements and monitored signed petroleum agreements. During her career she prepared and executed bidding rounds, technical study agreements and was the lead negotiator of seventeen PSCs for twelve offshore and five onshore blocks. Marny is a member of the supervisory board of the Republic Bank, the St Vincentius Hospital, the Majella senior citizen center. She has lectured at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname and has served on several committees on behalf of the Government, employers’ organizations, and trade unions. She holds a master’s degree in law and an MBA in Petroleum & Gas Management.

Peter Stewart is an EMEA lead at Squire Patton Bogg's Energy & Natural Resources Group and a partner in the London office. Peter's practice spans energy and infrastructure projects, corporate and technology transactions, and international arbitration. His geographic focus in energy, infrastructure and arbitration has been on Africa and emerging economies, while his corporate practice has been mainly in private equity, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions largely in the technology arena.

Laura Robinson, CPA, MPA, CFE, is the President of the ICGFM and President of Swale House Partners Inc., providing bespoke risk management services to government clients worldwide. Prior to Swale House Partners, she served as a senior civil servant with the U.S. Government after starting her career as an auditor at Deloitte. Mrs. Robinson is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified in Business Continuity Management.  She holds an International Diploma in Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management, an Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

Vanessa Ushie is Acting Director of the AfDB’s specialised department for natural resources management and investment, and Manager of the division for policy analysis on natural resources. She leads the AfDB’s strategy, programmes, and policy engagements to catalyse natural resource investments for sustainable development in Africa. She has worked for over 20 years on sustainable development. Vanessa holds a PhD in Economics from SOAS, University of London.

Dr Valérie Marcel is co-founder and executive director of the New Producers for Sustainable Energy. She is an expert on national oil companies, governance, energy transition and emerging strategic issues shaping the energy sector and advises governments and NOCs on these issues. She is a Research Associate at SOAS and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, and sits on various advisory councils, including at the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the OECD, and the Payne Institute. She served as both Deputy Chair and Chair of the Governing Board of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships (REEEP). She was a member of the World Economic Forum's Strategy Officers group and of Columbia University’s Executive Session on the Politics of Extractives. Previously, she led energy research at Chatham House and taught international relations at the Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po), Paris and Cairo University.

Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam is Ghana’s Minister of State for Finance and a member of parliament for Karaga. He was previously Deputy Minister of Energy and chaired Ghana’s National Energy Transition Committee. He has worked extensively on extractive industries and resource management as a University lecturer, advisor on resource governance and a campaigner for transparency in resource management around the globe. Before working in the Ministry of Energy, Amin Adam was the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP).

Honey Malinga holds a Master of Science in Exploration Geophysics, a diploma in Exploration Geophysics and a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He currently serves as a Director, Directorate of Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda.

Vandana Gangaram Panday is Director of the Surinamese regulator Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute. She previously held various role in Staatsolie, the national oil company of Suriname, including Manager of Offshore Strategy, E&P Strategy, Strategy and Business Development Manager, and

Patrick has worked on legal reform and governance initiatives in the developing world for more than 20 years for organizations including USAID, the U.S. State Department, the Asian Development Bank, Creative Associates International and The International Center for Transitional Justice. He was a senior visiting fellow at the Center for Law, Energy & Environment at the University of California, Berkeley.

Patrick is Chief Program Officer at NRGI and his own research work focuses on several core elements of natural resource governance, including the management of state-owned enterprises, legislative and regulatory reform and oil and mining contracts. He coordinates the organization’s work on the implications of climate change for the economies of resource-dependent countries.

Dr Valérie Marcel is co-founder and executive director of the New Producers for Sustainable Energy. She is an expert on national oil companies, governance, energy transition and emerging strategic issues shaping the energy sector and advises governments and NOCs on these issues. She is a Research Associate at SOAS and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, and sits on various advisory councils, including at the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the OECD, and the Payne Institute. She served as both Deputy Chair and Chair of the Governing Board of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships (REEEP). She was a member of the World Economic Forum's Strategy Officers group and of Columbia University’s Executive Session on the Politics of Extractives. Previously, she led energy research at Chatham House and taught international relations at the Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po), Paris and Cairo University.