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Exploration and Production Accounting - Level 2

MDT International, In Aberdeen (+3 locations)
5 days
1,990 - 2,750 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
22 April, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
5 days
1,990 - 2,750 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
22 April, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
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Exploration and Production Accounting - Level 2 - 5 day Training Course (also available live online)

The aim of this training course is to raise to an intermediate level your knowledge and understanding of international E&P finance and accounting.  This is achieved by in-depth examination of international practices and current developments across a broad range of relevant topics.  You are encouraged to challenge existing methods as a basis for reviewing procedures and introducing improvements in your own work place.

What You Will Learn

  • Enhanceyourknowledgeofaccountingandreportingissuesunique totheE&Pindustry with emphasis on the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Improve your understanding of the accounting and reporting of Sales Revenue, Farm In/Farm Out, and Carried Interest.
  • Enhance your knowledge of Production Sharing Contacts and Joint Venture Accounting issues including Unitisation & Redetermination.
  • Improve your knowledge of the Corporate Budget and Planning process including a review of Key Performance Indicators and Company Strategy.
  • Raise your awareness of the E&P business activity for which we are accounting and reporting.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

22 April, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Dubai
  • English

20 May, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

17 June, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Exploration and Production Accounting - Level 2 training course is suitable for personnel with a good foundation knowledge in exploration and production accounting.

It is strongly recommended that, depending on current level of E&P Accounting knowledge, maximum benefit from this course would be increased by attending our predecessor Level 1 course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants on this course are eligible for 35 hours of CPD accreditation on completion. 

Training Course Content

Regulation of Oil and Gas Company Accounting

  • Accounting standards applicable to E&P companies

Accounting for Exploration & Appraisal Costs

  • Understanding the scope for the use of differing accounting policies and practices in the capture and reporting of exploration and appraisal costs - all of which are permitted under IFRS. 

Commercial reserves

  • The nature of commercial reserves and their significance in accounting and reporting.

The DD&A calculation

  • Calculating DD&A on a Unit of Production basis
  • Dealing with changes in costs and reserve estimates


  • Raise awareness of the differing approaches in use by E&P companies when interpreting and applying IAS 37 in accounting for decommissioning.


  • Testing for impairment of assets. Comparison of IAS 36 and FAS 144 requirements

Accounting Policies - Review

  • Team exercise to consolidate E&P accounting policy topics covered to date.  

Accounting for Financing Arrangements

  • Common practice on accounting for E&P company financing and risk sharing arrangements, such as, farm in/farm out and carried interests. 

Accounting for Sales Revenue

  • Recommended practice on accounting for oil and gas sales, including pipeline blends and overlift/underlift adjustments.

Accounting for E&P Company Taxes

  • Introduction to types of E&P taxes and, specifically deferred tax accounting.

State Frameworks for the Control & Exploitation of Petroleum Reserves

  • Overview of issues pertaining to the ownership of oil & gas.
  • Comparing the Concessionary System to the Contractual System.

Production Sharing Agreements / Contracts

  • Understanding the difference between cash flow and cost recovery.
  • The relationship between cost oil & profit oil.
  • Calculating and accounting for entitlement barrels.
  • Understanding ‘R’ factors and their application.
  • Risk Service Contracts.
  • Accounting for production bonus in a PSA / PSC.
  • Reserves movements in a PSA / PSC.

Joint Ventures

  • Overview of Joint Ventures and the Bidding Process.
  • The Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) and the Accounting Procedure.
  • The principles of JV Accounting.

JV - Unitisation and Redetermination

  • How to account for product and cost sharing changes following an equity redetermination.

JV Cash Management

  • Cash calling, invoicing and cash management.

JV Billing Arrangements

  • How to account for JV billing statements.
  • Accounting for redetermination adjustments.

JV Cost Allocation

  • Key issues in allocating JV costs, such as, transportation costs, PCO and G&A.

JV Audit

  • A review of typical JV audit issues.

Planning & Budgeting

  • The top down / management by objectives approach.
  • Using the Budget <=Model.

Performance Measurement

  • Review of the most commonly used industry key performance indicators

Company Strategy

  • Compare and contrast Large v Small E&P company strategy.
  • Team exercise to prepare and present an E&P company strategy.

Course delivery details

Our online courses are delivered live via Microsoft Teams and consist of two x 2-hour sessions per day.

Why choose MDT International

Over 90% of participants say our training met or exceeded their expectations

MDT have worked with 500+ organisations worldwide

Our trainers have 25+ years of experience in the O&G Industry

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 59 reviews.
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12 May 2023
Well detailed

The level 2 course was like level 1 course but with examples of E&P companies in different scenarios and we as professionals how will treat them. Found the course very interesti...

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12 May 2023
Great Course!

Great course, I enjoyed doing the exercises with the trainer (learning while doing). Simply said, this is a game changer for me!

21 Apr 2023
Thank you!

Thanks to this course, I learned more about oil finance. The trainer is excellent and I wish them well.


Course Fee: £2750.00 (+ VAT for attending UK courses). Fees include your attendance at the relevant training course/s and the provision of a comprehensive training course manual, course completion certificate, plus lunch and refreshments during the training day. Fees do not include accommodation and living costs.

Online Course Fee: £1990.00 (+ VAT for UK based participants).  Fees include attendance and provision of a comprehensive training course manual plus course completion certificate. Live online training via MS Teams.

MDT International can also provide this course on an in-house course basis, to discuss please submit enquiry. 

Continuing Studies

Following this Level 2 course, the next level is Level 3 which introduces more advanced knowledge and techniques.

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