Authorisation for Expenditure in the Oil & Gas Industry




5 days


20 – 24 March, 03 – 07 July, 02 – 06 Oct, 11 – 15 Dec 2024




The Business Xchange Hub, Marco Polo House
3-5 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2BX United Kingdom

Course Objective:

The process of managing Authorization For Expenditure (AFE) is core to practically all E&P companies. Authorizations For Expenditure (AFEs) are typically raised by companies to provide a draw down against the broader capital budgets in relation to specific projects and account for the budget, projected field costs and actual costs based on a standard chart of accounts which depends on the type of project. AFEs are typically circulated between all concerned parties for review and approval prior to capital expenses being accrued. The process of managing AFEs also includes the working interests of partners in joint ventures which are so typical in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry.

Who should attend

Accountants, Operational Auditors, Managers, Operators, Project Managers, Petroleum Engineers, Reservoir Engineers and Joint Venture Operators staff in the Oil and Gas industry

This course can also be taken in

Accra: 11 – 15 March 26 – 30 June    25 – 29 Sept     18- 22 Dec 2024

Dubai: 05 – 9 March  27 May – 01 June        5 – 09 August  7 – 11 Oct 2024

Texas: On Request

Course Content

The Concept & Understanding of AFE Contextualising Authorisation for Expenditure (AFE) Process

  • AFE as Documentation for Joint Operators Approval – for expenditure
  • Cost Control of AFE
  • Budgeting of AFE
  • Monitoring of AFE

Authorisation for Expenditure (AFE) Process

  • AFE Process in Joint Operation Agreement
  • AFE as Joint Venture Project Approval
  • Authorisation for Expenditure (AFE) Conceptualisation
  • Economical Evaluation in AFE
  • Authorisation for Expenditure (AFE) for Exploration and Acquisition
  • AFE For Lease Contract
  • AFE For Exploration
  • AFE for Exploratory Wells

Authorisation for Expenditure (AFE) for Drilling Contract

  • AFE in Domestic Drilling Operations
  • AFE in International Drilling Operations
  • AFE for Day Rate Drilling Contract

Authorisation for Expenditure (AFE) for Development Cost

  • AFE as Completion Cost in SE
  • AFE for Plugging and Abandonment Cost in Dry Wells

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Authorisation for Expenditure in the Oil & Gas Industry

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