Executive Course on Oil Gas and Mining Governance

Blavatnik School of Government

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  • 5 days
  • in person

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Blavatnik School of Government


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Who should attend

  • Ministers, chiefs of staff, heads of extractives state-owned enterprises, commissioners, heads of agencies, departments and other public bodies involved in the management of oil, gas and mining and the revenues they generate as well as their deputies and advisors;
  • Executives, directors, chiefs and heads at oil gas and mining companies, at headquarters or country office levels, as well as their deputies and advisors;
  • Leaders from management consulting firms providing advice to governments in resource-rich countries in extractive sector policy design and implementation or public financial management.
  • Vice-presidents, deputy managing directors, and head of departments at multilateral agencies, such as the IMF and World Bank
  • Chief Executives, directors and senior fellows at think tanks and nonpartisan bodies.

About the course

Countries with non-renewable resource wealth face both an opportunity and a challenge. When used well, these resources can create greater prosperity for current and future generations. Squandered, they can cause economic instability, social conflict, and lasting environmental damage. To benefit from resource wealth, citizens, private companies, and governments must make a broad range of decisions. Each requires leaders to consider complex options and trade-offs, and devise strategies to implement these policy choices.

This intensive five-day course provides the training and insight required for policy leaders in the public and private sector to work towards better management and governance of oil, gas or mineral resources for a better future. The course builds a better understanding of the interests of the public and private sectors and facilitates dialogue and mutual appreciation of respective positions between these different groups.

Globally recognised experts and academics have developed this course to encourage public and private sector leaders from multiple countries to share their own experiences, while gaining insights and specialist knowledge about natural resource management.


  • Licensing and discovering minerals
  • Taxing companies and combating tax abuses
  • Directing state-owned enterprises
  • Protecting local societies and the environment
  • Managing revenues and investment
  • Communicating with citizens
  • Implementing your strategy and ensuring accountability


Eric Parrado Herrera

Eric Parrado is Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Before joining the IDB, he was a professor of economics and finance at the ESE Business School of the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile. Mr. Parrado is a member o...

Ngaire Woods

Professor Ngaire Woods is the founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University. Her research focuses on how to enhance the governance of organizations, the challenges of globalization, global development, and the role of internat...

Paul Collier

Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service leave during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is...

Patrick Heller

Patrick Heller is an advisor at NRGI and a senior visiting fellow at the Center on Law, Energy and Environment at the University of California – Berkeley. He has worked on legal reform and governance initiatives in the developing world for more than 15 years for organizations including USAID, the...

Daniel Kaufmann

Daniel Kaufmann is a nonresident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution. For decades he has carried out policy analysis and applied research on economic development, governance, regulation and corruption around the world. He is a world-renowned wr...

Eric Werker

Eric Werker is the William Saywell Professor and academic director of the PhD program at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Eric researches how less developed countries can build more thriving and inclusive private sectors, particularly when they are rich in natural resourc...

Valérie Marcel

Dr Valérie Marcel is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House and project lead for the New Producers Group, a South-South knowledge-sharing network of 31 emerging oil and gas producer countries. She is an established expert on national oil companies, petroleum-sector governance and emerging strategic...

Jim Cust

James (Jim) Cust is an economist working in the Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region at the World Bank. Here he is co-leading a new flagship study on Africa’s Resource Future, in addition to managing the Think Africa Partnership, a regional initiative which provides support to chief gover...

David Manley

David studies how countries get value from their oil, gas and minerals, principally through the taxation of companies, but also through state-owned enterprises and other policies. He helped produce the Natural Resource Charter, the Benchmarking Framework, the Resource Governance Index and an Exec...

Carole Nakhle

Dr Carole Nakhle is an international authority on global energy issues, in particular in the fields of hydrocarbons finance, market development, policy, governance, regulation, fiscal regimes and contractual arrangements. With a unique breadth of experience spanning different stakeholders in the...

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