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Provide a detailed analysis of the policies designed to achieve stated corporate objectives of one or more organisation in the oil and gas industry

Oil and Gas Management Project

Module Code:  POG 360
Level: 6
Format: Report

Module Code: 

POG 360

Module Title:

Oil and Gas Management Project

Programme

BSc (Honours)

Level:

Level 6

Format:

Report

Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment (please note that this is NOT the assessment task)

·       Provide a detailed analysis of the policies designed to achieve stated corporate objectives of one or more organisation in the oil and gas industry, and an examination of the problems related to resource acquisition and deployment relevant to those policies.

·         Provide a relevant literature review on the problems investigated and relate current management theory to practical recommendations.

·         Demonstrate a lucid and logic discourse containing objectives of the project, methodology, relevant literature review, recommendations for action, appropriate references and bibliography.

·         Demonstrate the elements of autonomy, personal responsibility and critical analysis and evaluation

·         Break down a project proposal into component parts and construct a time and cost constrained project plan towards its completion

·         Reflecting on Personal Development Planning


Assessment criteria

Explanatory comments on  the assessment criteria  

Maximum marks for each section 

Aims of research

Clearly defined objectives/research questions relevant to aim. Clear focus on aims / objectives maintained throughout. If appropriate, hypotheses defined and explained.

10%

Literature review

Thorough review of appropriate secondary sources; relationship between the literature and the project explored (i.e. justification is linked to literature) 

(20%)

Research methodology

Explanation and justification of an appropriate methodology – approach and data collection techniques appropriate to aims and research questions. 

(20%)

Data Analysis

Appropriate analysis of data in the light of the research objectives and questions. Clear and analytical presentation of findings.

(10%)

Discussion -

Results discussed, highlighting significant findings and comparing theory & practice where appropriate

(10%)

Conclusions / recommendations

Based on a reasonable interpretation of both the research conducted and the existing literature.

(10%)

Critical evaluation

Critical evaluation of own work. Areas for further research identified and discussed. 

(5%)

Overall layout and

Presentation is of an acceptable standard, logical and adds value to the document. Appropriate structure. 

(5%)

Reflection

Reflection on programme is detailed and insightful. 

(10%)


Assignment Task

1. Analyse one or more strategic problems in the oil and gas industries and produce a comprehensive report detailing the objectives, methodologies, findings, analysis, and conclusions of the research carried out above.  The word length for the report is 10,000 words. 
2. Analyse the extent to which you have developed your knowledge, throughout the course and how the course and this project has helped your employability.  This should be summarised as a personal statement of no more than 500 words and placed in an appendix to the main document. 

Indicative Content 

Aims of research
Define objectives/research questions relevant to aim. Maintain focus on aims/objectives throughout. Define and explain hypotheses. (Worth 10% of marks)
Literature review
Conduct thorough review of appropriate secondary sources.  Critically explore relationship between the literature and the project. (Worth 20% of marks)
Research methodology
Explain and justify an appropriate methodology – approach and data collection techniques appropriate to aims and research questions. (Worth 20% of marks)
Data Analysis
Analysis of data in the light of the research objectives and questions. Analytical presentation of findings. (Worth 10% of marks)

Discussion

Discuss results highlighting significant findings and comparing theory & practice  (Worth 10% of marks)

Conclusions / recommendations

Formulate conclusions and recommendations based on interpretation of both the research conducted and the existing literature. (Worth 10% of marks)

Critical evaluation

Critically evaluate work. Identify and discuss areas for further research. (Worth 5% of marks)

Presentation

Present work to an acceptable standard that is logical and adds value to the document. (Worth 5% of marks)

Reflection

Reflect in a detailed and insightful manner. (Worth 10% of marks)


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