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Petroleum Economics And Agreement for Geoscientists, Engineers And Financiers


January 28 - February 1, 2018

Instructor : Ismail Mahgoub, Ph.D.


Managers, engineers, explorationists, field accounting supervisors and other personnel who need to develop or improve their skill and understanding of basic economic analysis and profitability of petroleum exploration and production.


Part 1:

  • Feature of Petroleum Industry
    Field life stages, upstream and downstream activities, crude oil benchmark, oil and gas reserves around the world.
  • Basic Concept in Petroleum Economics
    Project life, Project Finances and Analysis, Cash Flow Model and Analysis, Break-Even Oil Price, Depreciation Methods, Petroleum Contracts Regimes (PSC, Royalty….) and Cash Flow Profile.

Part 2:
  • Oil and Gas Reserve Estimation and Production Forcaste Techniques.
    Over View of E&P Life Cycle. Oil and Gas Resources Classification and Reserve Estimation Techniques along the filed life (Analoge, Decline curve, Material Balance Equation, Transient well test&Reservoir Simulation).

Part 3:
  • Adjustment of Net Cash Flow
    Correction for Inflation, Time Value of Money, Net Present Value, IRR Calculations.

Part 4:
  • Risk and Uncertainty in Petroleum Industry
    Risk and Uncertainty, Types of Risk, Probability of Success, Farm Out Decision, Expected Value & Decision Tree Analysis, Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis, Spider and Tornado Diagrams, Monte-Carlo Simulation.
  • Economic Profitability Indicators

Part 5:
  • Work Shop
    Cash Flow Analysis of a typical Development Plan
  • Introduction to Petroleum Economic Evaluation Program (PEEP)


First day will be held at Holiday Inn (Sofitel Hotel), in Cairo. The participants will fly the next day to Hurghada. The course will be continued in Hurghada.


The cost is inclusive of course manual, guidebook, accommodation in Hurghada and air ticket to/from Hurghada.


Dr. Ismail Mahgoub got PhD. from university of Nancy, France. Member of the society of Petroleum Engineers of the AIME and Member of the Supreme Council of universities in Egypt.

Dr. Ismail Mahgoub is a former associate professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. He received M Sc and PhD degrees in Reservoir Engineering from CNRS, INPL, Nancy France in 1979 and 1982 respectively.

Dr. Mahgoub is a Petroleum Engineer with more than 35 years of extensive experience at several oil basins on the earth. He started his practical professional career in parallel to his academic occupation.

Since 1983, he has approached the industrial petroleum sector by presenting his reservoir engineering consultancy services at GUPCO, KPC , WEPCO, Egypt , and KOC , Kuwait . Dr. Mahgoub is the author and/or co-author of tens of papers in the most refereed bulletins and journals and has presented several papers at international conferences.

Dr. Mahgoub expressed valuable experience in the continuing education domain. In this respect , he instructed tens of petroleum engineering technical courses in Algeria , Syria , Tunisia , UAE , Qatar , Kuwait , France , Spain , KSA and Yemen , South Sudan.

Dr. Mahgoub is more than a 35 years SPE active member. He is a member of the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt (Engineering Education Sector) since 2008 till now

Dr. Mahgoub is currently occupying the position of Professor and Pet Eng Dept Head, at the Future University in Egypt,(FUE).