Petroleum Joint Venture Administrator Extension Certificate

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Joint venture professionals ensure that a company’s contractual obligations are met and act as a liaison between the land, accounting, engineering, marketing and legal departments of petroleum companies.

CE Logo - Oil and Gas - PJVACreated in partnership with the Petroleum Joint Venture Association (PJVA)* these specialized programs are designed to give you the skills needed in this rapidly expanding profession.

Requirements

  • Canadian high school diploma or equivalent or mature student status with at least 2 years of business experience.
  • You must have internet access. 

Program Notes

  • If you wish to complete this certificate in the classroom, you are encouraged to begin your studies in the Fall. (Schedule and registration available in June.) The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach will be offered in the classroom in the Fall and Winter semesters; however classes that are specific to our Joint Venture certificates will only be offered in the classroom in the Winter and Spring semesters.
  • Joint Venture online classes will be offered in all semesters.
  • CAPPA Level 1 - Introduction to the Oil Patch will be recognized as a course equivalency for The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach.
  • A Challenge Exam is available to those with industry experience. Passing grade 60% or higher. You may only take the challenge exam once. Materials are optional and available at the BookStore.
  • Some courses in this program have prerequisites. Without successful completion of the required prerequisite on your transcript you will be dropped from the course without a refund.

Earning Your Petroleum Joint Venture Administrator Extension Certificate
Complete all 4 courses (150 hours) with a grade of 70% (60% in The Petroleum Industry: an Integrated Approach) or higher in each course. Successful completion of each course is based on exam results, assignments and presentations.

Program Completion
May be completed within 1 year but must be completed within 5 years.

Career Outlook
The Petroleum Joint Venture Administrator Extension Certificate is ideal if you are already working in joint venture or other disciplines within the oil and gas industry or if you are looking for an opportunity to enter the oil and gas industry.

Scholarships and Bursaries
Several scholarships and bursaries are available.

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PETROLEUM JOINT VENTURE ADMINISTRATOR CHART  Total: 150 hours
*CoursePrerequisiteSemesterHours
Petroleum Industry: An Integrated ApproachNo145
Joint Venture AgreementsYes245
Joint Venture AdministrationYes345
Joint Venture Analyst, Level 1Yes345
*You may choose to complete courses at your own pace. The chart above outlines the quickest way to finish all required courses and the recommended order you should take them in. Please note: Not all courses are offered every semester.
Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

What's the Difference between a Joint Venture Administrator and a Joint Venture Analyst?

Petroleum Joint Venture Association article: Understanding Joint Ventures

Joint Venture Administrator

  • Basic understanding of Joint Venture concepts including: fee structures, terminology, and PJVA Model Agreements including: Service Agreements, Construction Ownership and Operation Agreements and Unit Agreements.
  • Provide assistance in making technical recommendations in response to Joint Venture proposals, demonstrates skills in basic economics, negotiating, business policies and corporate procedures.

Joint Venture Analyst

  • Understand and follow established Joint Venture procedures and guidelines and build knowledge in agreement terminology, agreement maintenance and compliance within Joint Venture agreements and how these concepts relate to exhibit revisions, agreement amendments and Mail Ballots.
  • Understand the basics of production flow and how it relates to service agreements.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in basic economics, and knowledge in business policies and procedures; drafting and comprehend assignment and novation agreements. 

Required Courses 

The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach
From exploration to production, this course introduces the petroleum industry, its terminology and applications.
Note: Online course must be completed within course dates below.
Online course materials: All course materials available online. Click here for information on how to download and/or access. Alternatively, printed copies may be pre-ordered through the BookStore for an additional cost.
In-class (lecture) course materials: may be purchased through the BookStore for an additional cost. Pre-order is available. Electronic materials are not provided.

Subject code: XPLA 2000145 Hours. Fee: $550Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 9019315 classesSept. 10-Dec. 17 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed.
CRN 90202OnlineSept. 10-Dec. 17  

Challenge Exam - The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach
Available to those with 5+ years of industry experience that includes specific course content. Pass mark is 60%. This challenge exam may only be taken once. Materials are optional. Exam must be scheduled and written within 4 weeks of registration date. For more information, please email cescience@mtroyal.ca
Course materials: Available through the BookStore for an additional cost. Electronic materials are not provided.

Subject code: XPLA 200013 Hours. Fee: $275Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 90228Independent Study ExamSept. 1-Dec. 15 registration
You have 4 weeks from the registration date to book a date/time and write this exam.

Joint Venture Agreements
Learn the importance and function of different types of model agreement.
Prerequisite: The Petroleum Industry: An Integrated Approach or CAPPA Level 1
Note: Online course must be completed within the course dates below.
Course materials: All course materials available online. Click here for information on how to download and/or access. Alternatively, printed copies may be pre-ordered through the BookStore for an additional cost

Subject code: XPJV 2000645 Hours. Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 70180OnlineAug. 5-Sept. 26  
CRN 90329OnlineOct. 20-Dec. 15  

Joint Venture Administration
Build your knowledge of work practices and documentation requirements for agreements, including standardization and improved efficiency.
Prerequisite: Joint Venture Agreements
Note: Online course must be completed within the course dates below.
Course materials: All course materials available online. Click here for information on how to download and/or access. Alternatively, printed copies may be pre-ordered through the BookStore for an additional cost

Subject code: XPJV 2000845 Hours. Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 70181OnlineAug. 5-Sept. 26  
CRN 90475OnlineOct. 20-Dec. 15  

Joint Venture Analyst, Level 1
Study agreements required from well to sell – including relationships with land, joint owned facilities and producers. Online classes may have weekly assignments and deadlines. Refer to BlackBoard for more information.
Prerequisite: Joint Venture Agreements
Note: Online course must be completed within the course dates below.
Course materials: All course materials available online. Click here for information on how to download and/or access. Alternatively, printed copies may be pre-ordered through the BookStore for an additional cost.

Subject code: XPJV 2000445 Hours. Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 70204OnlineAug. 5-Sept. 26  
CRN 90253OnlineOct. 20-Dec. 15  

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403.440.6278 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB  T3E 6K6

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