MSc Oil & Gas Accounting

Mode of study
Full time – 3 semesters (1 year) – September start

AIA, Energy Institute

Upstream exploration and production activities are unique and complex. This has resulted in the requirement for specialist accounting practices, rules and standards which apply to the financial accounting, reporting and management of upstream oil and gas operations. Identifying areas to cut costs, add value and understanding the importance of cost efficiency are key skills required in the oil and gas industry. Right now, they couldn’t be more important!

This unique course will enable students to develop a critical awareness of the key issues in accounting for upstream oil and gas exploration, development and production activities and is delivered by respected academics and professionals with relevant industry experience.

They include Professor Alex Russell, Chair of Oil Industry Finance Association which is associated to Oil and Gas UK. The Oil Industry Finance Association sets the Standard Oil Accounting Procedures and advises on the short and long form accounting procedures for use in the oil industry.

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We’re Masters in Oil and Gas – and we want you to become one too. Our team of postgraduate experts are here to answer questions you have about our oil and gas courses. Whatever the question, contact them and make the next step towards the career satisfaction you’re aiming for.

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It has been a wonderful experience, the rich content of the course puts me in a strong position to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry. I recommend the MSc Oil and Gas Accounting to anyone who wants to build a career in this field.

Atta Acheampon

MSc Oil & Gas Accounting