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Oil, Gas and Energy sector

CIPS Syndicated Corporate Award Oil and Gas programmeProduction and operations in the oil, gas and energy sector are typically high-cost, high-risk and capital-intensive. This makes developing the talent within procurement and supply, and effectively identifying and managing risk in the supply chain, crucial to optimising performance  which is vital to meeting future energy needs.

This is an industry that depends heavily on an extensive supply chain and operates within an ever-more competitive and volatile market. Ensuring good governance for supply chain assurance and compliance, and strategically focusing on your procurement people are key ways to guard against fraud, encourage ethical and resilient practices, create competitive advantage and develop sustainable, cost-effective supplier relationships.

Who We've Worked With

CIPS is working extensively across this sector to develop the procurement capability within a number of companies, including those below.


 BP  Aerospace and Defence Procurement Group  Chevron  CLP Power Hong Kong  Dong Energy
 Eskom  EDF Energy  HZI
 Orlen Upstream  Pacific Rubiales
 Sellafield Ltd UK Power Networks logo  Western Power Distribution  

Many companies in the sector have also achieved CIPS Corporate Certification, an accreditation that demonstrates the operational maturity of their procurement and supply chain function.

CIPS Corporate Academies, customised long-term training programmes for large multi-location teams, have also been developed for energy, oil and gas organisations.  

And find out which organisations have completed a CIPS Corporate Award applied learning programme.


People Development

From helping organisations to understand skill sets within teams to running accredited qualification programmes and targeted training, CIPS helps organisation around the world to upskill

LAST FEW PLACES AVAILABLE - The next Corporate Award applied learning programme for the energy, oil and gas sector in Aberdeen starts in April 2018.

Find out more about the CIPS Corporate Award applied learning programme for energy, oil and gas, or register for a programme in Aberdeen or Stavanger.



CIPS can support you to implement strategies aimed at eliminating fraud and corruption in the supply chain and embedding ethical behaviour, giving you the reassurance that you are effectively identifying and managing risk.



From independent verification of your procurement performance to help demonstrating the financial vale that procurement brings to your organisation, CIPS can help you to accelerate performance.


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Applied learning programmes for Aberdeen and Stavanger are launched following success of previous programmes.


Supply chain action plans mandatory for oil projects

Contact us

Or speak to our sector specialists:

Phil Broughton, Head of Development and Engagement (the Americas)

Email: phil.broughton@cips.org

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/philbroughton11

Peter Richardson, Corporate Relationships Manager – Oil & Gas, Energy and Utilities

Email: peter.richardson@cips.org

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterrichardsoncips