Corporate Academy

Up-skill training for industry based-professionals

Short courses

Accelerated learning and mentorship with experienced industry trainers. 

What to expect

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

Overview

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.

Available short courses

Oil and Gas

Christopher Robert Lloyd

Mr Lloyd 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. Read more

Christopher Robert Lloyd

Mr Lloyd 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.

Participants will gain an understanding of exploration appraisal, development and production in Oil and Gas.

Roberto Bencini

Roberto Bencini is a Petroleum geo-scientist holding PGDs in (Energy and Environment) and (Energy Resource management). He has over 37 years of oil and gas exploration and appraisal experience in Africa and Europe including underground gas storage and unconventional oil and gas developments.

The course outlines the role of CCS in a range of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby avoid dangerous climate change.

Roberto Bencini

Roberto Bencini is a Petroleum geo-scientist holding PGDs in (Energy and Environment) and (Energy Resource management). He has over 37 years of oil and gas exploration and appraisal experience in Africa and Europe including underground gas storage and unconventional oil and gas developments.

This course gives an understanding of reservoir development, data acquisition, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), economic assessment,  reservoir geometry and modelling.

Temur Japaridze

Taught by Mr. Temur who has a PhD in Electrochemistry. He has worked with World Bank rehabilitation project of Georgian hydropower infrastructure. He has 19 years experience in development of pipeline projects and in wholesale supply of Natural Gas.

This course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped and governed.

Temur Japaridze

Taught by Mr. Temur who has a PhD in Electrochemistry. He has worked with World Bank rehabilitation project of Georgian hydropower infrastructure. He has 19 years experience in development of pipeline projects and in wholesale supply of Natural Gas.

This course provides an overview description on down stream market infrastructure, processes, logistics, regulatory aspects and future challenges. 

Temur Japaridze

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.

Geoffery Killick

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

Mr. 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

Mr. 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

Mr. 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.

 

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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