JV Certificate Program moves to PJVA Office – starting February 2018!

PJVA is excited to announce that the Joint Venture Certificate will begin classes at the PJVA Office in February 2018, due to the postponement of the SAIT program. Please note the program changes below. The Petroleum Overview Course will no longer be a requirement to obtain the Certificates.

JV Administration Certificate:

  • JV Agreements
  • JV Administration
JV Analyst Certificate:
JV Administration Certificate above is the pre-requisite followed by:

  • Facilities 101
  • JV Analyst 1
  • JV Analyst 2

Program schedule

Course Name Winter 2018
February – June
Pricing
Joint Venture Agreements
(16 hrs)
This course provides you with an opportunity to learn about Petroleum Joint Venture Agreements and expand your oil and gas knowledge base. You will learn how to negotiate and advance Joint Ventures, the business of which is documented in a number of agreements. This course will provide you with an advanced understanding of fees, facilities, and movement of production through them. Most importantly, you will achieve a firm understanding of agreements required to capture the business arrangements such as Construction, Ownership and Operation (CO&O), Unit Agreements, Unit Operating Agreements and a variety of Service Agreements. Click here to sign up today!
February 1 – 27
Tuesday, Thursdays
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Members $495 + gst
Non-members $525 + gst
Joint Venture Administration
(16 hrs)
This course is a valuable starting-point for those students new to the Joint Venture Business and those currently in the business. The learner will gain an understanding of Joint Venture administration by reviewing Petroleum Joint Venture Agreements, the rights and responsibilities within them, industry best practices, oilfield terminology and industry administrative procedures. Includes nine sections of material and exercises; including, agreement drafting and revision, Operator vs. Non-Operator positions; legal and contractual concerns, effects of operating without an agreement, fee negotiations, production facilities and schematics, and, changes in ownership and working interests. Click here to sign up today!
March 6 – 29
Tuesday, Thursdays
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Members $495 + gst
Non-members $525 + gst
Introduction to Facilities
(16 hrs)
For the non-engineer, you will learn a broad range of engineering techniques and concepts that affect field development, facilities and operations which, ultimately, roll up to the joint venture team to manage under an agreement. This course is also an in depth look at various Gas Facilities and Oil Facilities; each section comprises Reservoir, Gathering and Processing, Transportation and Marketing of products. Most of all, you will learn to understand your engineers and apply that understanding to the JV arrangements. Click here to sign up today!
April 5 – 6
Thursday, Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Members $545 + gst
Non-members $575 + gst
(Includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks & lunch on both days).
Joint Venture Analyst Level 1
(16 hrs)
This course considers the analytical side of the relationship of oil and gas joint ventures. In addition to learning the skills it takes to become an analyst, you will evolve the main functions of a Joint Venture Analyst's workflow and job environment as it relates to the various terms within the agreement and the complexities that drive the governing and secondary joint ventures. Click here to sign up today!
May 1 – 24
Tuesdays: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursdays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Members $495 + gst
Non-members $525 + gst
Joint Venture Analyst Level 2
(16 hrs)
This course takes on more complex joint venture initiatives and reviews the business drivers behind negotiating joint venture agreements, the economics of the joint venture, the purpose of understanding production flow and measurement from wellhead to sales. You will leave this course with solid knowledge of agreement terms which give way to tactical negotiation and joint venture management. Click here to sign up today!
June 5 – 28
Tuesdays: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursdays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Members $495 + gst
Non-members $525 + gst

The prerequisite is required to obtain the JV Analyst Certificate, however is not meant to exclude anyone who may wish to participate in one or more of the above courses.

Make Note that the e-studies courses CAN NOW BE transferred to this in-house program as well, to obtain your full certificate, until January 1, 2019 only.

PJVA also has an update to those that had taken the Facilities 101 course last year and did not write an exam. Should you want to qualify for the Analyst Certificate, you may write the Facilities exam at a charge of $100.00. This can be done at either the April 5-6, 2018 class providing there is room. Please contact Connie Pruden for booking details. This offer is only available to be taken in April 2018.

Please note there will be exams during the courses, therefore those taking the full JV Certificate Program will require an 80% passing grade. If you do not pass the course, you have one retake opportunity for a $100 fee.

For questions about the program, please contact the PJVA Academic Director, JV Certificate Program:
Michelle Thoen, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.





Facilities 101 Announcement

Petroleum Joint Venture – Introduction to Facilities

Course Description:

This is where it all starts! An idea to develop a field for the purpose of oil and/or gas production to provide your company with cash flow! In this exciting course, for the non-engineer, you will learn a broad range of engineering techniques that affect field development, facilities and operations which, ultimately, roll up to the joint venture team to manage under an agreement. This course is an in-depth look at different types of Gas and Oil Facilities, as well as Heavy Oil Facilities. Each section covers off on Reservoir & Geology, Gathering and Processing, and Transportation and Marketing for the product you are producing. But most of all, you will learn to understand your engineers and apply that understanding to the Joint Venture arrangements.


This course is also available online through the PJVA eStudies program, which you can take at your own pace, in your own space. Please find a link to our e-studies page here.

It will also be offered in-class at the PJVA office, as part of the Analyst Certificate Program.