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Petroleum Economics Decision Analysis

This course introduces terminology, overview and addresses issues ranging from economics concepts, reserves calculation to the practical evaluation in day to day workover/ drilling.  This course also discuss Value of Information (VOI) concept and its application to the investment decision in petroleum industry. Relevant and practical issues are discussed to help participants to better understand their work and how it relates to others .

Course Info



Day 1

Introduction to Petroleum Economics

  • Revenue, Expenses, Cash Flow Diagram

Overview of Reserves & Resources

  • Original Oil/ Gas in Place, Volumetric (Reserves) Estimation, Deterministic and Probabilistic Methods (Monte Carlo)
  • Reserves and Resources
  • Unconventional Hydrocarbon (shale oil/gas, CBM, heavy oil, gas hydrate, low perm oil, tight gas sands), Resources Triangle concept
  • Case study discussion

Overview of Production Forecasts and Reserves Estimation

  • Decline Curve Analysis (exponential Decline, Hyperbolic Decline, Harmonic Decline)
  • Pore Volume Calculation of Reserves
  • Material Balance Methods of Reserves Analysis
  • Reservoir Simulation for Reserves Calculation
  • Case study discussion

Day 2

Economics Decision Tools

  • Fundamental bases for Decision
  • Approaches to Economic Quantification, The Time Value of Money
  • Project Life and Cash Flow Pattern
  • Economics Yardsticks: Net Present Value (NPV), Discounted Profitability index (DPI), Internal rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI), Payout Period
  • Case study discussion

Risks and Uncertainties

  • Handling Probabilities, Sensitivity Analysis, Expected Value Concepts
  • Decision Tree
  • Stochastic Modelling (Monte Carlo Simulation)
  • Preference Theory and Bias
  • Value of Information (VOI)
  • Case study discussion

Day 3

Type of Agreements Between Operating Companies and Host Governments

  • Concession Contracts
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Production Sharing Contracts/Agreements (PSC/PSA)
  • Risk contracts, Service Contracts
  • Case study discussion


Petroleum Engineers, Non-Petroleum Engineers or Scientists, Support Staff, new hires, Finance and Accounting.


Iwan Setya Budi, MT

    20 years experiences in oil and gas industry, Master degree in Geology, now Lecturer at Pertamina University and PhD student at Petroleum Engineering, ITB.

Dr. Jati Arie Wibowo

    Hold PhD Degree in Petroleum Economics from Petroleum Engineering, ITB, now lecturer at Pertamina University.

This Petroleum Econimics Decision Analysis Training will be held several times in Indonesia throughout 2020. It will be held in a 5 star hotel with a minimum of 5 participants and maximum 15 participants. The accommodation during the course includes: training kit, training material, certificate, free coffee break, lunch per day during the course and once dinner. Click the Register button based on your preference date to join this training!

Location Start Date End Date Price Register
Online (for Public)
13 Dec 2021
15 Dec 2021
700 USD/person