Introduction to Financial Management in the Oil and Gas Industry

Management and Information

Course Description

This hands-on, practical course gives non-financial managers and senior professionals an understanding of accounting and financial essentials. Participants will become more aware of the financial impact of their decisions and their contribution to the profitable operation of the company. You will acquire the financial tools needed to effectively plan, budget and control an organization, whether you manage a department or the entire company. Program director, Peggy Hedges, is a financial expert who combines technical “know-how” with the ability to communicate ideas effectively.

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Oil and Gas Company Financial
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Learning to read Annual Reports
  • Valuation of a Company
  • Oil and gas Valuation
  • Financing the Corporation
  • Capital Investment Planning and Analysis
  • Capital Investment Decisions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Practices Today
  • Empirical Annual Reports Analysis
  • Conventional Accounting Valuations

Who Attends

This intensive 3-day course is designated for all non-financial and senior professionals who wish to develop a more thorough understanding of financial management and the role it plays in their operation.


2.4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 3-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page.  Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will.  Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


Peggy L. Hedges, BSc, MBA, PhD.,P. Eng., is an instructor with the Centre for training and Development. Peggy is a former commercial lending manager for a large Canadian financial institution prior to joining the faculty in 1990. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.