Strategic Leadership in the E&P Business

Management and Information

Course Description

This course provides a deep insight into strategic leadership, strategy development and implementation in the E&P business. Systems theory and its applications in strategic thinking and the E&P business are elaborated. The forces driving changes and competition in Nigeria’s oil/gas industry and strategies for sustained success are discussed. Issues and challenges of strategic alliances are reviewed. The development of leaders as stewards in contrast to being agents is emphasized. Socio-cultural and strategic leadership concepts for managing conflicts and change are discussed. Practical examples and cases are discussed. Practical examples and cases are used to elucidate issues and solutions.


  • Systems theory and applications in E&P strategy
  • E&P Portfolio management issues and challenges
  • Human stimulus and the response model

Upon completion of this course, participants should have an understanding of:

  • The competitive landscape of the Nigerian oil and gas industry
  • Making strategy work—alignment, integration, focus, leadership at all levels
  • Strategic Alliances—Issues and challenges, contributors and inhibitors to winning alliances
  • Leading strategic change

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend

This course is designed and delivered to give participants the capability to address and benefit from the strategic challenges facing the E&P business in Nigeria. Participants are taught how to develop the requisite frames, character and skills that will enable them to lead with positive impact and drive strategic changes to improve personal and organizational performance.

Who Attends

Executives, managers, regulators, planners, bankers, financiers, investors, business owners, technical and commercial professionals in the E&P business who are desirous of enhancing their strategic leadership capabilities to improve personal and organizational performance.


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-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.

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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.


Mason Oghenejobo

Mason Oghenejobo has a B.Sc. in petroleum engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, an MBA from Webster University, Leiden, Netherlands, Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) with emphasis in business strategy from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA. He has attended management programs at Wharton School, Penn State, Harvard and Stanford Universities. He is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Senior Management Program. He has worked with Shell (SPDC) since 1980 in various capacities, which include Area Manager – Land East, GM Commercial and Director of OK LNG.