On 27-29 August 2010, PTIT organized a public course on “A Business Concept: Natural Gas Industry in Its Value Chain” at Shinawatra Tower 3. The objective of this course was to comprehend the natural gas business as Thailand has become a gas utilization society and more people have come to appreciate the value of this indigenous fuel and its “value chain”. Natural gas’s role in the petrochemical business, how gas pricing works, and what gas competes with were also covered in this course.
On 19-20 April 2010, PTIT organized a public course on “Project Management & Project Leadership” at the Chaophya Park Hotel. This workshop course is designed for those managers and technical professionals involved in both Engineering and non-Engineering types of projects. The course was conducted by Michael J. Schweitzer, an experienced, hands-on instructor in Project Management, who outlined the key leadership skills required for the project manager to deal with and influence stakeholders, negotiate effectively, etc.
The PTIT’s “Labor Laws for Human Resources Management” public course was organized at the Chaophya Park Hotel on 16-17 August 2010. This two-day comprehensive course provided knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations regarding human resources management. Discussions and sharing of experiences related to employment contracts, unfair dismissal claims and so on were also included.
On 11 August 2010, PTIT organized a public lecture on “The Future of the Petroleum Industry under Global Warming”, at the PTT Auditorium. The talk included geopolitical factors likely to affect the future as well as the petroleum industry’s own initiatives and investments in “greener” energy sources. This “whirlwind” overview of forecasts and scenarios summarized the industry’s own reports for the future in a carbon-constrained world.
A luncheon address on “Unconventional Reserves” was held at the Four Seasons Hotel on 4 August 2010. The address reviewed unconventional oil and gas reserves - covered oil sand, shale gas, coal bed methane - in the US, as well as the potential and challenges to export technologies and develop the fiscal and market frameworks to explore for and develop these resources internationally.