Executive Course on Oil, Gas and Mining Governance

An intense five-day course for senior policymakers and industry leaders

Overview of topics

  • licensing and discovering minerals;
  • taxing companies and combating tax abuses;
  • directing state-owned enterprises;
  • protecting local societies and the environment;
  • managing revenues and investment; and
  • implementing your strategy and ensuring accountability.
Participant profile

This course is open to policy leaders in the public and private sector, alongside those in senior research and non-profit roles, who are committed to better governance in natural resources, and in a position to influence the governance of these sectors.

Participants should have at least 12 years’ experience and be in a senior leadership position or advisory role.

We strongly encourage women to apply, with a number of bursary and scholarship opportunities currently available to help support current and rising female leaders in the natural resource sector.

Prospective participants include:

  • Ministers, chiefs of staff, heads of extractives state-owned enterprises, commissioners, heads of agencies, departments and other public bodies involved in the management of oil, gas and mining and the revenues they generate as well as their deputies and advisors
  • Executives, directors, chiefs and heads at oil, gas and mining companies, at headquarters or country office levels, as well as their deputies and advisors
  • Leaders from management consulting firms providing advice to governments in resource-rich countries in extractive sector policy design and implementation or public financial management
  • Vice-presidents, deputy managing directors, and head of departments at multilateral agencies, such as the IMF and World Bank
  • Chief executives, directors and senior fellows at think tanks and nonpartisan bodies as well as experienced journalists covering natural resources related issues

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The course will take place at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford, UK, 6-12 Sept 2020.

The course is delivered in English. The total cost of the course is £8,000. This includes tuition over five days from world-class experts and academics, six nights' accommodation, and most meals. The course fees exclude overseas transport, visas or other incidentals.


A limited number of scholarships will be offered on a compeititve basis to public sector applicants from select resource-rich countries: Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia. These can partially (or fully) cover tuition and, in select cases, may assist with travel. A bursary application must be completed by the closing date to be eligible for these awards.


Immerse yourself in the history of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Here in the ‘city of dreaming spires’ you will enter an oasis of learning, where the world’s greatest leaders and thinkers have studied for over 900 years.

You will have the opportunity to explore the city and its famous colleges. A short walking tour of the city’s most important historical and politically relevant places will be provided. You will also have a special dinner mid-course in a centuries-old Oxford college hall.

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