Industry Training

“Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop behind” – Chinese Proverb

Capability Building & Knowledge Transfer

In the late 1990’s and through the 2000s, many companies resorted to downsizing people as a way of reducing costs. For many of these organisations that was a painful move as taking experience and capability out of the equation proved to be a costly mistake. Today, many companies are thinking similarly to meet the current market conditions but should also be considering how to keep and put back the capabilities they are losing. A primary service provided by Holmwood Consulting Limited is Knowledge Transfer and Executive Briefing for client companies – the key to unlocking the potential of individuals and organisations .OGSLNG10

We have an established international reputation and are widely involved with training and capability building on commercial, markets, trading and technical aspects of the oil, gas and LNG industries. Our instructor-led courses are focused solely on areas where we have in-depth, first hand industry knowledge. Building on the 30 year core energy industry expertise and proven business skills of our principal and a select network of top experts, we continuously endeavour to develop new courses and to lead market requirements and typically provide training in LNG, natural gas markets, gas pipelines and storage, energy trading and across the oil & gas sector.

Holmwood Consulting Limited seeks to ensure that all our courses emphasise practical learning, in addition to detailed presentations, by encompassing interactive sessions, current market case studies, syndicate study exercises and, where appropriate, challenging debate to ensure a high level of attendee participation and knowledge transfer. We also strive to present the more technical sections of any course in non-technical language to suit a multi-disciplined group of delegates.

Course attendees are typically drawn from NOCs, IOCs, project developers, natural gas companies, LNG shipping companies, trading organisations, Regulators and Govt Ministries, equipment & service companies and professional service firms, as well as key financial institutions that serve the Oil & Gas business.  Delegates are typically managers and senior professionals with decision making responsibilities or influence over executives.  Attendees also include those new to the oil and gas industry, as well as those from within the industry seeking to supplement their existing professional and technical skills by broadening their understanding of the business. Our involvement doesn’t usually stop at the end of any knowledge transfer activity as much of our activity is repeat business with clients and delegates continuing to seek advice from us well after the training has finished.

Our knowledge transfer occurs primarily via two types of training provision – please click the relevant heading tab below:

We create customised energy training, provide executive briefings and give in-company courses reflecting both specified needs and our areas of expertise to develop or update our clients’ staff. Classroom training gives participants the opportunity to interact with a live instructor and other trainees and, we believe embeds key learning more effectively. Such tailored, instructor led courses are designed to be interactive in nature and can be industry knowledge or business skill based.

Bringing us to your company is a cost-effective and time-sensitive way of briefing or updating your employees, plus allowing more freedom of discussion of commercially sensitive issues. Through our courses, workshops and executive briefings, we provide efficient and effective knowledge transfer that is customised your specific needs. We can also offer most of our public courses in bespoke formats as in-company courses.industry-training

Duration of the training may vary between a day up to a full week. Such tailored, instructor led courses are designed to be interactive in nature and can be industry knowledge or business skill based. They may be offered through an independent training provider or contracted directly with us working in concert with the clients’ in-house training departments to achieve the required knowledge transfer. Contact us to discuss what the objectives are for your training requirement and we will custom design a course to meet your needs.

Through our Associates we are also able to offer training such as “mini-MBA in Oil & Gas” in 3, 4 and 5-day versions and “Oil & Gas Contracts and Negotiation” in 2 and 3-day formats, “Negotiating Successful Gas and LNG Contracts” in 3-day format and other courses.

Several, instructor led public courses on Energy topics are offered by Holmwood Consulting Limited. Please see a listing of the past and current public courses presented and typical conference workshops that have previously been provided by us in Europe and Asia. Typical delegate feedback received “I just wanted you to know that I am very grateful for everything I’ve learned in that course, and for your dedication and skill to make it all look so accessible”. Any of our public courses may be presented in a tailored in-company format. Holmwood Consulting Limited works with a variety premier, world-wide energy training providers by developing, course directing and contributing to many of their instructor-led classroom energy related courses and training, including:

“Global LNG – The Floating Supply Chain” This comprehensive 3-day course offers a one-stop shop to bring you right up-to-date with present Floating LNG developments – FLNG Production, Shipping and FSRU import – from design, implementation and commercial perspectives. It is ideal for finance, legal, analyst and other delegates as it seeks to address all the key issues and present the Floating LNG industry in a comprehensive but non-technical manner. Packed with invaluable and practical insights – this international course improves your expertise in this growing area of today’s complex LNG market.

“Global LNG – Technology, Markets and Trade” This comprehensive 3-day course offers a one-stop shop to bring you right up-to-date with present LNG developments and is ideal for finance, legal, analyst and other delegates as it seeks to present the LNG industry in a comprehensive but non-technical manner. Packed with invaluable and practical insights – this international course covers the complete LNG supply chain and improves your expertise in today’s rapidly changing LNG market.

“Essentials of the Oil & Gas Industry” The hydrocarbon’s industry is central to the world as we know it. This essentials level course allows delegates to get to grips with the fundamental issues of global oil & gas. During the 2-day intensive course you will achieve comprehensive coverage of the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of both the oil and gas supply and value chains, how they operate, their global marketplace and trading aspects.

“LNG Markets, Arbitrage, Hedging and Risk Management” This 3-day programme provides comprehensive content for Asian participants looking to gain a better understanding of the LNG business and its trading & risk management activities. The course includes review of the global LNG supply chain, the key drivers in the gas & LNG markets in terms of fundamentals of supply-demand and features examples and exercises enhancing delegates’ skills in LNG trading concepts as well as introducing risk management strategies to their company positions. Packed with invaluable insights and practical applications – this international course improves your expertise in today’s complex LNG market.

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