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Advanced Decision Analysis with Portfolio and Project Modeling - ADA

Course summary
Length: 5 days
Price: 4,440 - 5,090 USD
Provider: PetroSkills plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 15/10/2018 - London
Course Dates
5,090 USD
4,440 USD

Course description

Course description
Quality forecasts and evaluations depend upon well-designed project and portfolio models that are based upon clear decision policy, sound professional judgments, and a good decision process. In this course participants learn to build good models. We use the familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet as the platform for project and risk assessment models. Add-in software provides Monte Carlo and decision tree capabilities. The course emphasis is on the evaluation concepts and techniques, rather than particular software programs. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Evaluation engineers, analysts, managers, planners, and economists. This course is intended for professionals involved with developing project evaluation, portfolio, and other forecasting and assessment models. Prior background in decision analysis is expected. Before registering, please visit to review course prerequisites and to take a short self-assessment quiz. You may login using 'participant' (no quotes) as both the user ID and password.

Training Course Content

Decision Modeling: application of DA process for modeling; influence diagrams; free cash flow concept; sensitivity analysis; good modeling practices; real options overview; Monte Carlo Simulation: prospect risking (similar to play analysis); calculating probabilities and distributions with simulation; modeling and optimizing investment portfolios; valuing added control and flexibility; stopping rules; ways to model correlation; Decision Tree Analysis: value of information review; sensitivity analysis; solving with utility for risk aversion; Decision Policy: overview of finance theory related to PV discount rate and risk (CAPM, modern portfolio theory); shareholder value model; portfolio optimization to maximize value; efficient frontiers; multi-criteria decisions; risk policy as a utility function; expected utility and certain equivalent; insurance and hedging; Implementation: presentation formats; judgments and biases; model-centric enterprise model and balanced scorecard element focusing on shareholder value creation


This Specialized course costs 4240 USD per participant.

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EOR Reservior engineer   |   05/12/2016
It was a great class. I would like to recommend this class to my colleagues.
Oil and Gas Professional   |   29/08/2016
The instructor has a great knowledge and the course is very well organized in the contents.
Senior Geologist   |   17/02/2014
Many thanks to [the instructor] - I had an excellent experience, and better understanding of the subject matter/terminologies among other take-aways.