Mitigating Bias, Blindness and Illusion in E&P Decision Making

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Mitigating Bias, Blindness and Illusion in E&P Decision Making

This event will be held virtually.
Course information will be sent via email upon registration
March 29 - April 1 8:00AM - 12:00PM (GMT-5)

USD $1,200.00

Decisions in E&P ventures are affected by bias, blindness, and illusions which creep into our analyses and interpretations. This one to two day course examines the influence of these distortions and presents techniques that can be used to mitigate their impact. Bias refers to errors in thinking whereby interpretations and judgments are drawn in an illogical fashion. Blindness is the condition where we fail to see an unexpected event in plain sight. Illusions are misleading beliefs based on a false impression of reality. All three can lead to poor decisions regarding which work to undertake, what issues to focus on, and whether to forge ahead or walk away from a project.
This course begins by examining the types of bias, blindness, and illusions that affect us. Exercises, videos, examples, and discussions help illustrate how these exert themselves in our daily activities. We then address their role in the oil and gas industry via case studies that show their impact on decision-making. This is followed by real-world exercises using data from exploration and/or development projects to give participants practice in addressing bias, blindness, and illusions in their technical work. The course concludes by presenting a summary ‘toolkit’ with mitigation techniques that immediately can be applied to project work.

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