This 4-course certificate is intended for aspiring IT and non-IT leaders in the upstream, downstream and midstream hydrocarbons industry. While the entire value chain is covered, the major emphasis is on the exceptional IT challenges of upstream, in light of transforming emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain, cognitive computing, analytics, big data), industry changes, and regulations.
Understanding emerging information technologies and their impact on the petroleum industry, and the roles and responsibilities of IT and non-IT stakeholders in leveraging these emerging technologies in light of the digital transformation, will be at the heart of all of the courses.
The certificate starts with the business imperatives of companies operating in this sector, and their approach to creating an IT strategic plan and project roadmap intended to create worthwhile business value. The unique challenges of regulatory compliance, state secrets, security of national critical infrastructure (SCADA), massive data sets, super-computing, networks to extreme locations, regulatory compliance, etc. are addressed. This course focuses on how the digital transformation enables innovation, especially by leveraging technology to empower customers/clients, along with the ever changing regulatory considerations. The impact of emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain, robotics, AI, cognitive computing, analytics, big data) will be focused on.
2. Petro Industry Technical Processes
The certificate then deals with the technologies involved in petro-technical systems for exploration, drilling, reservoir engineering, refining, transportation and retail.
3. Petro Industry IT Back Office Operations
The third course deals with the business functions that support finding, development & production, such as Finance, HR, Production Accounting, Legal, Tax, Treasury etc.
4. Petro Industry Best Practices
The fourth and final course deals with best-practice execution, in terms of organizational governance, sourcing & vendor management, portfolio & project management, and service delivery.