Effective Government Relations for the Oil & Gas Sector

Course Description

This Effective Government Relations for the Oil & Gas Sector training course will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the government relations function within the oil and gas sector. Participants will gain an understanding of the business value that a strategic approach to government relations can deliver at all stages of the oil and gas investment cycle: exploration and production, transportation, trading, processing and distribution. This training course will provide insight into the role government relations plays in winning new business,
building and reinforcing a strong reputation, supporting operations, managing change and resolving disputes.

Peakware Academy Limited training course will highlight:

  • Political risk analysis and mitigation
  • License to operate
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • New country entry
  • Advocacy and lobbying


Who Should Attend?

  • Government Relations Managers
  • Political Risk Analysts
  • Corporate Affairs Managers
  • External Relations Managers
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Managers
  • Public Relations Professionals
  • Country Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • New Venture Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Finance and Tax Professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Risk Managers

Course Outline

DAY ONE: Introduction to Effective Government Relations

What is effective Government Relations?

  • The Business Case for Government Relations
  • How important is government to your business?

Ethics and Principles

  • How to conduct Government Relations with integrity?
  • Legal Aspects
  • Reputation Risk
  • Trends
Political Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • Introduction to Political Risk
  • Stakeholders: Agendas and Drivers
  • Political Risk Analysis Tools
  • Global Issues and Trends
  • Strategies for Mitigating Political Risk

DAY TWO: Effective Applications of Government Relations

New Opportunities

  • New Country Entry
  • Expanding Existing Operations
  • Mergers and Acquisition

Build and Strengthen Reputation

  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • The License to Operate: Sustainable Relations with Governments and Communities
  • Gaining and Maintaining a License to Operate

Managing Change

  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Understanding Government Stakeholder Agendas and Drivers
  • Building a Case for Change

Resolving Disputes

  • Business Diplomacy
  • Resolving Disputes with Government, Local Communities and other Stakeholders
  • Conducting Due Diligence
  • Creating Win-Win Solutions

DAY THREE: The Government Relations Toolbox

Strategies and Plans

  • Elements of a Government Relations Strategy
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring Results and Assessing Performance

Tools and Tactics

  • High Level Engagement
  • Engaging in the Policy Debate
  • Joining Forces with Others
  • When Things Go Wrong

Synergy with other Functions

  • Tax- Role of Media including Social Media
  • Role of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Public Relations

Organisation

  • Where does Government Relations fit in the company‚Äôs org chart?
  • What does a fit-for-purpose Government Relations department look like?
  • Skills and Experience of Government Relations Managers

The Government Relations Business Game

  • Introducing the Scenario
  • Risk Analysis
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Government Relations Strategy
  • Building the License to Operate
  • Implementing the Strategy
  • Managing Expectations
  • Alignment with the Government
  • First Signs of Trouble
  • Political Instability
  • Strikes and Protests
  • New Opportunities
  • New Partnerships
  • Defending the License to Operate
  • Long Term Outlook
  • Divestment or Staying-on?
  • Lessons Learned and Conclusions