Petrad: Capacity development for managing petroleum resources

Petrad delivers courses and other programmes for building competencies for the petroleum sector. The programmes are particularly suited for public administrators, oil company professionals, civil society professionals and others whose work concerns the petroleum sector and its implications for society.

Three courses which will hold in Spring 2019, are now available for individual enrolment:


Petroleum Value Chain Decisions: Introductory course

March 5th-8th, 2019 in Stavanger, Norway

The course explains the main activities required to find, produce and sell oil and gas. It also provides an overview of the geological context, important technologies, economics and markets. Please click here for more information. 

The course is intended to benefit anyone who will be engaged with the petroleum sector in a commercial, regulatory or civil capacity. No prior knowledge specific to the petroleum sector is required.  The course is also suitable for persons who have worked with the petroleum sector from some time and wish to broaden their understanding of it beyond their own professional focus.

The Petrad 2-weeks course "National Management of Petroleum Resources"

March 11th-22nd,  2019 in Stavanger, Norway

The course aims at enhancing the participants’ insights in the management of petroleum resources for the benefit of the host nation and as interaction between government, enterprises and civil society. 

Participants are expected to have prior knowledge of the petroleum industry in terms of its key work processes and business context. For participants whose prior knowledge of the industry may be limited, we recommend taking the Petroleum Value Chain course offered directly prior to the National Management of Petroleum Resources. Participants must be able to understand and speak reasonable English.

Application of UNFC for Resource Management

25th - 26th of March 2019

The course will explain the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) in the context of resource management and how it can help governments, industry and financiers to navigate through the radical reforms that follow from the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Accord on Climate Change.

The target group for this course are geo-scientists, engineers, economists, lawyers, analysts and communications/investor relation experts involved in regional and global studies and policy development, government resource management, industry business process management and capital allocation and financial reporting.


The Embassy is not offering any sponsorships for these programmes. For more details including cost of attendance fee and how to apply, please visit