Financing Natural Resources: Oil, Gas and Mining Projects

1 day 22 Sep 2017, Johannesburg South Africa £1,600.00 Download brochure Add to basket

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Overview

This session will focus specifically on funding oil and gas transactions; upstream, midstream and downstream. Approaches to equipment finance are also highlighted, including the use of capital markets.

Attend the training week programme and save over 12.5% on the combined price of:

Take advantage of the special price of US$8,700 if you attend the full Project Finance Training week and Conventional & Renewable Independent Power Projects & Cashflow Modelling

Who should attend

The courses will be of value to professionals in the following areas:

  • Bankers/Investment Bankers
  • Project Finance Modelers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Sponsors/Project Joint Ventures
  • Project Developers
  • Government/PPP Agencies
  • Public Sector Managers
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Multilateral Agencies
  • Accountants/Taxation Advisers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Share market Analysts/Brokers
  • M&A/Buyout Specialists
  • Privatization Executives
  • Company Treasurers/Directors
  • Credit Committee Staff
  • Rating Agencies
  • Project Managers/Engineers
  • Project Consultants
  • Investment/Portfolio Managers
  • Insurance Advisers/Brokers

Instructors

We work with a series of expert instructors, please select the course location of interest to review the credentials of who will be delivering the programme.

Johannesburg
Meg Osius (new)
The Course Director specializes in capital markets, risk management, and international project finance. She works with corporations, financial institutions, public agencies, law firms, and private equity investors. She has had extensive transactional experience in the oil, gas, power, transport, and telecom sectors.

She began her career at JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank, where she structured highly leveraged deals and project financings also advising clients on foreign exchange and other price risk management strategies. Before that she was responsible for evaluating the quality of the bank’s global loan portfolio as well as that of its newly acquired affiliates. In that role she had extensive experience with workout and distressed debt.

She has published articles in the business press and co-authored several self-study guides covering international project finance, trade and export finance, foreign exchange, and financial futures. The World Bank has published her articles on approaches to financial analysis in emerging markets.

Previously she was Chairperson of the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) of the Public Private Infrastructure Advancement Fund (PPIAF) managed by the World Bank. The fund provides technical assistance to emerging market governments in order to encourage private involvement in infrastructure development. She is currently a Director of British Caribbean Bank and Waterloo Holdings Ltd. She received an M.B.A. from INSEAD, the European Institute of Business  Administration, in Fontainebleau, France. Her B.A. degree is from Princeton University.

Venue

Johannesburg

Johannesburg Hotel

This programme takes place on a non-residential basis at a central Johannesburg hotel. Non-residential course fees include training facilities, documentation, lunches and refreshments for the duration of the programme. Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, however, a list of convenient hotels (many at specially negotiated rates) is available upon registration.

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Agenda
DAY 1

 

Themes: Natural Resources Projects

 
Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Oil and Gas

  • Structure: Upstream, Midstream and Downstream
  • Hydrocarbon Basics: Geology, Reserves
  • Supply and Consumption
  • Oil Production: Process Depletion and Enhanced Recovery
  • Financing Structures: Balance Sheet vs. Limited Recourse
    - Field Development and Platform Types
    - Production Facilities
    - Building and Financing Pipelines
    - Refineries and Petrochemical Plants
    - LNG Facilities


Allocating Risk

  • Technology and Construction/Completion
  • Reservoir/Reserve Risks
  • Feedstock Risk
  • Sales and Off-take
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Abandonment/Decommissioning
  • Environmental/Regulatory Issues
  • Country/Political Risk


Logistics and Transportation Financing

  • Logistics: Pipelines, Shipping, and Storage
  • Types of Tankers
    - AFRA Classes (Average Freight Weight Assessment)
  • ULCC to Tanker Lightering

 

Stages in Financing Natural Resources Projects

  • Exploration/ Geology/Drilling/Reserve Estimation
  • Reserve-based lending and Borrowing bases
  • Mezzanine Funding
  • Oil and Gas Reserve Categories (P1, P2, P3)
  • Common Measures: (Loan Life Cover Ratio (LLCR), Project Life Cover Ratio (PLCR), Reserve Tail



Case Study: Financing an Oil Rig

Participants will break into small groups to prepare a case study concerned with equipment financing. A computer simulation will be used to model possible outcomes. Groups will present their solutions.



Day 2

Themes: Oil and Gas Reserve and Off-take Evaluation; Mining Projects; Political Risk Support; Risk-Management with Derivatives

 
Case Study: Financing a Condensate Field Development Project

Evaluating the security package and forecast cash flows for a condensate field. Structuring Approaches. Finding funding.

Price Volatility and Risk Management with Commodity Derivatives in Projects

  • Financial price movements today: volatility and risk
  • Commodity-linked derivatives and securities


Sources of Credit and Risk Support in International Projects

  • Official Risk Enhancers
  • Development Banks and Natural Resources Projects

Mining Transactions

  • Special Issues
  • Single Asset Projects and Asset Depletion
  • Off-take Arrangements
  • Construction Issues and Engineering
  • Mine Operating Risk
  • Environmental and Country Risk

Case Study: Financing a Copper Mine in Mongolia

Structuring a sales contract to support project financing of industrial minerals project. 



Wrap-up 


 

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