Corporate Academy

VUU Corporate Academy has been set up to provide accessible, relevant and up-skilling training for industry based-professionals, public sector officials and socio-economic change agents in civil society. 

The Academy’s trainings are offered through short courses that are co-designed, co-developed, co-offered and co-certified by global industry partners and professional associations that drive innovation and development in the oil & gas sector, in Public Health and in social welfare strategies.

What to expect

  • Distinguished Corporate Executive Tutors
  • Interactive Outcome-based Teaching
  • Flexibility in Adapting to Learner Needs
  • University certification entrenched in professional recognition

Available short courses

Energy and Hydrocarbons

  1. Introduction to the energy industry
  2. Introduction to oil and gas Industry
  3. Greenhouse gases, climate change and CCS (Carbon Capture & Storage)
  4. Reservoir Management
  5. Energy policy
  6. Downstream marketing
  7. Data Capture Management & Business Benefit in Upstream Oil & Gas
  8. Petroleum Economics Modelling
  9. Risk management in the pipeline business
  10. Finance and accounting for ail & gas regulatory authorities
  11. Finance auditing in oil and gas
  12. Project management
  13. Environmental management foundation
  14. Sustainability and environmental management
  15. O&G advances in health, safety, security and environment
    Intermediate process safety management
  16. Water management
  17. Driving safety
  18. Oil and gas completion technology
  19. Drilling technology
  20. Oil spill training and accreditation

Business Management

  1. Advanced Certificate in Humanitarian Logistics
  2. Advanced Certificate in Project Planning and Management
  3. Advanced Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation (ACME)
  4. Advanced Certificate in Cash Transfer Programming (CTP)
  5. Advanced Certificate in Transport and Fleet Management
  6. Advanced Certificate in Supply Chain Management
  7. Advanced Certificate in Public and Private Partnerships
  8. Advanced Certificate in Contract Management

Public Health

  1. Advanced Certificate in Medical Logostics
Sandy Petrie

Mr. Sandy has over 40 years experience in the Oil and Gas industry particularly the data and project management, reservoir and business development. He has also developed and lectured Bachelors and Masters Courses in Petroleum Engineering at Aberdeen.

This course provides a basic overview of the business and petroleum life cycle including planning drilling and completion. It will give you an over view of data management in E&P focusing on the subsurface domain. 

Muktar Rahman

Mr. Muktar is a 5 years experienced petroleum Economist who has extensive experience in modelling different fiscal regimes, conducting economic evaluation of assets to identify commercial value drivers and assisting clients in commercial negotiations using modelling software like CASH, FINANCIALS and Plan.

This course will enlighten participants on petroleum economics, cash flow analysis,  economic models and spreadsheet design, managing risks and uncertainty as well as decision analysis.  Also covered is and project  evaluation and financial modeling.

Tom Dimitroff

Mr. Tom is a lawyer and strategy advisor with more than 21 years of experience in the oil and gas sector globally. He was on the BP (Azerbaijan-turkey) pipeline negotiation team for five years. He was also on the BP negotiation and acquisition for Africa and Middle East team.

This course will give an introduction to global oil and gas markets and it’s dynamics. Covered are oil net back values and public international law, analytical framework for assessing risk and risk management. 

 

Geoffery Killick

Geoffrey Killick has 35 years experience in oil and gas consultancy specialising in commercial, financial and accounting in Europe and Africa. His industry experience includes listing an E&P Company on AIM, Debt and Equity Fundraising, Annual Report and Accounts, Mergers and Acquisitions.

This course provides essential financial knowledge and skills in accounting for exploration, development and field operations.

Geoffery Killick

Geoffrey Killick has 35 years experience in oil and gas consultancy specialising in commercial, financial and accounting in Europe and Africa. His industry experience includes listing an E&P Company on AIM, Debt and Equity Fundraising, Annual Report and Accounts, Mergers and Acquisitions.

This course will provide participants with an understanding of the principles and techniques of auditing related to oil and gas activities.

Jim Porter

Jim Porter was Chief and Vice President-Engineering and Operations. He is the founder and President of Sustainable Operations Solutions, LLC providing consulting services to help companies make significant and sustainable improvements in workplace safety, capital effectiveness and operations productivity.

This course will provide participants with advanced skills required to execute business strategies efficiently, from decision-making models for commercial departments, through FEED and into planning and delivery. 

David Westwood

Westwood is a CEO of Dunbar Westwood limited, an Energy consulting company. He has Over 30 years ESG, CSR, sustainability and environmental management consulting experience and support to international companies in the preparation, execution of EMS to ISO 14001 standard.

The programme is designed to train participants to orient their perceptions of environmental challenges, training in applications of scientific principles to identify, analyse, interpret and generate solutions to environmental issues. 

Dr. Magnus Amajirionwu

Dr. Magnus Amajirionwu is a PhD holder in human ecology who has done consultancies in Energy, environmental Impacts, sustainability governance, waste prevention, Environmental quality and monitoring. He is an authority in sustainable development with several publications in that field.

This programme is designed to offer an understanding of environmental, technological, political, social, and sustainability issues that can be applied in a policy or management context. 

 

Mr. Greg Coleman

Coleman has over 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry including 30 years with BP in various operational, commercial and corporate roles.

This course focuses on international standards and management systems enabling learners to efficiently discharge work place safety responsibilities both on shore and off shore. It highlights the importance of process safety management in oil and gas industry.

Deb Grubbe

Deb Grubbe is a Licensed and chartered engineering executive actively employed (40 yrs) in the hydrocarbon industry. Focus is disciplined operations (manufacturing, safety, engineering) within the chemical, oil and gas industry, and construction sectors. Long term member of government and academic advisory boards. Expertise in the areas of process safety, engineering, capital project and construction management.

This course gives you a basic understanding of OSHA standards regarding process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals. This gives proactive identification, evaluation and mitigation or prevention of chemical releases that could occur as a result of failures in process, procedures, or equipment.  

Ashley Roe

Roe is an MBA holder with skills in project management and Institutional Development in the water and utilities sector.
He has experience development of innovative technologies, processes, international business development, Water and Utility Sector Training and Development, Privatisation.

Participants will identify research topics, timelines and possible outcomes of the research.

Salome Kobaladze

Kobaladze coordinated accommodation and travel for World Bank government representatives for 5 years in Georgia. She has overseen travel and transportation projects in BP Georgia and the Georgian Pipeline Company for 21 years handling compliance to the safety standards and local law regulations. Under Salome’s leadership BP Georgia achieved an exemplary driving safety record.

Participants will be taught of general road safety. The course is about promoting an awareness of what is going on around you, were the other drivers and road users are, what they are doing and what they might do next. You will also learn how to prepare for a journey, and know what to do in case you are involved in an accident.

Derek Rae

Derek has twenty-six years of working experience in the drilling business. He has worked as a rig supervisor for four years
on land rigs drilling wells ranging from 400 to 6200 meters. The last twenty two years Derek has prepared drilling, completion and workover programs, cost estimates, overseen major drilling projects, and preparing/approving drilling contracts.

This course will be designed to explain completions equipment, technology and acronyms. It will also cover planning completions operations, health and safety, potential well problems, solutions and information contained in a report.

Derek Rae

Derek has twenty-six years of working experience in the drilling business. He has worked as a rig supervisor for four years
on land rigs drilling wells ranging from 400 to 6200 meters. The last twenty two years Derek has prepared drilling, completion and workover programs, cost estimates, overseen major drilling projects, and preparing/approving drilling contracts.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of drilling engineering, techniques, systems and equipment used in the process. 

Aaron Montgomery
Dennis Peach
Tim Coombs
Jamie Gathercole

Tim is a senior Trainer with experience in delivering OSIS modelling for various locations and spills worldwide. He has also carried out waste management advice on various spills namely Gabon 2012, West Atlas 2009, Macondo 2010 etc.

He has qualifications in health and safety, Vessel, Security, Oil Industry specifics in offshore safety and Training & Management in City & Guilds level 2 & 3.

Aaron (one of our main trainers) has a Masters in Maritime Law that has assisted and developed a number of contingency plans like the South African National Oil spill, NOSCP in Falkland Islands and OSRL projects for Shell Africa. He has developed and delivered a number of tailor made courses on oil spill response courses and ITFOL. He has a number of conference papers on Oil Spill risks and hazard management and International oil spill Convention.

Dennis is an experienced engineer with a marine bias who has gained experience of line management through personal understanding and various management training courses. Having joined OSRL he have gained vast experience by training and attending oil spills which has supported his role in the training department.

An analytical problem solver that is empathetic to the team and the business needs. Able to develop ideas to resolve issues or expand on existing designs. Has a preference to work as part of a team but able to work autonomously.

Jamie has a Bsc in Marine Biology and is Masters graduate with a varied experience in spill response. He has responded to a range of spills in the North Sea and Africa, performing roles including Aerial Surveillance, SCAT Lead, Technical Advisor, and Inland Spill Site Lead.

FEATURED COURSE

Introduction to the energy industry

Taught by Mr Lloyd who has an MBA from Warwick Business School in the UK and is a Chartered Energy Engineer, Chartered Naval Architect and Chartered Marine Engineer.
He has over 12 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, working in Europe and Africa.

The course is designed to support the induction of news comers to the industry giving individuals an opportunity to explore the world of energy in an interactive and simulating environment.

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Kampala,
Uganda,

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Phone: +256759793968

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