The Oxford Princeton Programme Announces Return of Highly-Acclaimed Course on Oil and Gas Geopolitics

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) April 10, 2009

The Oxford Princeton Programme, the world’s leading provider of education and training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives markets, is pleased to announce the return of its highly-acclaimed course:

The Changing Geopolitics of Oil and Gas: Identifying and Managing Political Risk (GEOP)

8-9 June 2009 – London, UK (Prospero House)

10-11 September 2009 – Singapore

15-16 September 2009 – Washington, D.C., USA

This two-day workshop, which debuted last year to highly positive marks by attendees, explores geopolitical context within which oil and gas companies operate and how it affects daily business practices. This will be done with a view toward understanding particular geographical locales and associated political risks. Regions to be covered include: United States, Africa, Latin America, and Middle East and Asia. Special emphasis will be placed on the rise of resource nationalism, as evidenced by the more than 100 national oil companies that currently exist. Moreover, political risk tools and strategies will be presented so that delegates learn concrete skills that they can use in their work.

“Energy industry participants, now, more than ever, require a thorough understanding of the geopolitical drivers and dynamics that affect the entire value chain and their impact on the bottom line”, says Jobert E. Abueva, Global Marketing Director, The Oxford Princeton Programme. “This program offers a 360-degree perspective providing participants the foundation and tools to mitigate risk and maximize reward.”    

This year, a number of critical issues will be specifically addressed:


How Nigerian rebels/maritime piracy affects oil production/transport geopolitics. How reforms to the national oil company are proceeding and what it means for you.


How the events of late 2008 and early 2009 have affected security of supply – Russia and its relationship to its ex-satellite states. What does this mean for gas infrastructure going forward?


China is the regional heavyweight and has made gains through its Go Abroad policy. Where is China and how is it out-competing Western oil companies? What does this mean in terms of geopolitics and strategy and public policy?

Latin America

The region has drifted to the left with leaders such as Chavez and Morales controlling vast quantities of oil and natural gas. Which way are the political winds blowing? Will extra-legal nationalization continue or will companies be invited back in?

Who Should Attend: all energy professionals involved in considering political risk mitigation strategies including executives, middle managers, analysts, in-house lawyers, project managers, consultants and government officials are encouraged to attend.

16 CPE credits awarded for this course in North America.

For a complete course outline and for other information, visit and search GEOP.

This course offers a certificate upon successful completion and seats are limited to ensure proper in-depth coverage. For those with widespread company interest, this course may also be scheduled as an on-site presentation.

For all inquires on this or The Oxford Princeton Programme’s wide array of training options, please contact Andrew Infante at +1 (609) 524-1159 or via email


The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc., with regional offices in Princeton, NJ, Oxford, UK and Singapore, is the world’s leading provider of training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives industries. In addition to, which offers more than 25 energy and commodity web-based training modules, The Oxford Princeton Programme provides more than 70 instructor-led training courses. Designed for all levels of expertise, courses include views of oil, power, natural gas and a variety of other energy, commodity and derivatives topics.


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