Large Energy Projects Course

Risk management, planning and project management

Highlights of the Executive Master module: Large Energy Projects

  • Part of an Executive Master but can attended as a separate module
  • Two separate weeks - First week in Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Second week in London, United Kingdom.
  • All-round energy projects programme which includes project management, finance, development 

Click here to request a more detailed programme.

Key benefits of this Large Energy Projects training course

What's in it for you?

The Large Energy Projects Course is one of three separate, though mutually linked Master programmes, that can also be joined on a stand-alone basis. The three Master Programmes can be concluded by a Summer Academy and a Thesis project. After completion, you will obtain the title of Executive Master of Gas Business Management

This training course gives insight into:

  • The framework of the project: geopolitical aspects, the role of different players, the local situation, and so forth.
  • Risk assessment of the project with a focus on developments and operational stages.
  • Setting up the project, by defining and working out a business case.
  • Assessment of economic feasibility, including the evaluation of risks and pitfalls.
  • Project financing from the point of view of banks involved and the effect of risk and cost control.
  • The influence of large investments on project management, the different steps in the project's developments and the interaction between the relevant disciplines to set up and maintain adequate project management.
  • The need for tools and models for process control and monitoring in different stages of the project.


Which topics are addressed during this large energy projects training course?

  • Project development
  • Project Identification: Corporate Drivers and Project Structures
  • Financing energy projects
  • Market Entry Strategies and Competitive Positioning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Cross Cultural Aspects of Mergers and Joint Ventures


Participant's profile

At whom is the Large Energy Projects Course targeted?

You are a manager and professional operating in the gas industry or a related organisation and you are involved in (large) energy projects

You should:

  • Have relevant work experience in a management or staff position (dealing with issues related to the energy market)
  • Master the key concepts of economics and business administration.
  • Be capable of translating theoretical knowledge into pro-active behavior.
  • Have a good command of the English language.


Gordon Summers joined Shell in 1974 with Bachelor of Science (First Class) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Birmingham. 

He has considerable experience in the Middle East and, over the years, in the South Asia and Asia Pacific regions. 

Activities since leaving Shell include international energy consulting (Gordon Summers Consulting Limited was incorporated in February, 2006) and advising small business start-ups in Surrey.  He was recently appointed Chairman of the Advisory Board of the University of Birmingham Institute for Energy Research and Policy.  He is a mentor to the Shell Foundation and an Advisory Board Member of King’s College London Enterprises.

Jan Prins retired in 2007 after more than thirty three years of service with ABN AMRO Bank. He has held various international management positions including Managing Director, Global Head Structured Finance with global responsibility for the following business lines: Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance; Structured Trade & Export Finance; Commodity Finance; and Asset Based Lending & Leasing. Other assignments at ABN AMRO include Senior Consultant Private Equity Funds; Global Head Corporate Finance (M&A) Energy; and Global Head Special Industries & Project Finance with responsibility for financing international corporate clients in special industry sectors, like Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, Media & Telecoms, Infrastructure, Shipping and Aerospace.

Earlier in the 1980’s he has also worked for more than nine years in the United States at AMRO Bank, where his postings were successively Head Energy Group, New York; Regional Head South Central U.S., Houston; and Chief Credit Officer North America, New York.

Previous and current responsibilities outside ABN AMRO include positions in a number of Investment Committees of Private Equity Funds for Infrastructure Projects, for Renewable Energy Project and for Investments in Central Europe. He has held Board Positions in a listed Oil & Gas Company and in a listed company to develop Renewable Energy projects.

Jan Prins has a Master's Degree in Civil Law from the State University in Leiden and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.


“My colleagues from TNK-BP who had participated in this course earlier recommended it to me. What struck me most about the course – in a positive sense – was the approach. The lecturers were a unique combination of specialists with an academic background who provided the theory, and top-level field specialists from the industry. This gave the programme a highly practical dimension, which was emphasized by the business case we worked on during the course. I am involved in large projects development at TNK-BP so many situations discussed during the course were familiar to me. The course gave the opportunity to compare experiences with colleagues from Shell and other EU companies. It was valuable to discuss and work together seeking solutions for real-life issues that our companies meet every day.”

Natalia Kuskova
Senior Project Manager, Gas Business Development, TNK BP


For this course, we have already welcomed participants from the following organizations: OMV, RWE Supply & Trading, Repsol, Gazprom, Ernst & Young, Gazprom, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, NERSA

Useful information

Large Energy Projects Course

12 -16 December 2016 (week I)
6 - 10 February 2017 (week II)
€9.850, - (VAT, accommodation and travel expenses not included)
London, United Kingdom (week I), Rotterdam, The Netherlands (week II)
Read more

Extra information

Examination: € 1.500 (VAT excluded) Examination only applicable for participants who take part in the Executive Master of Gas Business Management.


Participants of the Executive Master module: Large Energy Projects will receive a certificate on behalf of the University of Groningen.


The programme fee is € 9.850, - (VAT, accommodation and travel expenses not included) .

Register now

Choose session(s)

Personal information

  • Invoice details

  • Contact details manager or HR department for authorisation

Register now
Nanne Bakker


Nanne Bakker
T +31 (0) 88 1166837
F +31 (0) 88 1166899
Mail Nanne Bakker

More contact details

Newsletter subscription