Product & Services

Product & Services

DZA offers a rich combination of products and services. The journey towards gaining Exploration Prowess usually starts with a set of courses and seminars, evolving to coaching and consulting. Developing Exploration Prowess is not an intellectual process, just like preparing for a marathon is not, it involves integrating a disciplined strategic approach to defining investment worthy opportunities and the organizational ability to not only identify such opportunities, but also to bring them to fruition and create value for the organization.

Classes & Seminars

Classes & Seminars

Since 2012 Daniel Zweidler has been teaching his flagship course on “EP strategy and Portfolio Management” in open enrollment format as well as in-house. The course has been attended to date by over 250 participants from 77 companies representing Regulators, NOC, IOC and Independents.
Participant satisfaction is extremely high and, in the words of a chief geologist, “The exercises were an eye opener to a systematic approach for a more holistic approach to a country entry rather than the pure exploration potential”.
Currently the course is exclusively available for in-house training, open enrollment will resume shortly.

Coaching

Coaching

Developing Exploration Prowess often requires thinking differently about the way we approached exploration strategies in the past, it often requires challenging dogmas and unspoken rules, which exist in all organizations. Developing Exploration Prowess is not about imposing a strategic process, but through careful analysis of the organization’s culture, capabilities and configuration, define a plan of action to further develop these abilities to produce superior results. The role of a coach in this environment is to provide support and challenge the status quo, recognizing that each organization is different and similar at the same time.

Consulting

Consulting

Besides helping organization develop Exploration Prowess, we also provides consulting expertise in all technical and strategic domains. Through a vast network of expert associates and academics, DZA offers customized portfolio and strategy reviews as well technology implementation advise.

Research

Research

As a senior fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, Daniel Zweidler’s  current research interest focuses on the effect of rare events, including technological and societal paradigm shifts, on the sustainability of growth strategies.

PortfolioPath

PortfolioPath

PortfolioPath is the fourth and last element in a suite of tools specifically designed for opportunity evaluation and investment decision support for oil and gas exploration. PortfolioPath should be considered a combination of product and services, where the satisfaction of the client’s need is achieved by selling function of the product rather than the product per say. The value of PortfolioPath is derived from the combination of a disciplined opportunity evaluation process taking into account alternative execution strategies, and a proprietary stochastic portfolio optimization decision support system.
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