Upstream Oil and Gas option courses

21 Apr 2021

Tuition courses offer a great way of supporting your exam preparation while enhancing your understanding of the subject. Find your ideal course provider for the Upstream Oil and Gas option module here.

Courses specific to ADIT

Global Academia Professional Tax Training (various countries and online)

Global Academia Professional Tax Training is a preferred ADIT training course provider for a number of organisations since 2007 with students sitting examinations across the board at each of the sittings in June and December every year.

Global Academia Professional Tax Training is headquartered in the UK but offers courses in tax globally, both live and via its highly sophisticated online Audio Visual Lecture Centre, providing students with an interactive learning experience. Highly experienced lecturers in specific tax areas deliver groundbreaking revision and tuition classes which arm students with the confidence, theoretical knowledge and examination techniques to pass their exams at first attempt.

The comprehensive and intensive courses are delivered by a team of leading international tax professionals and are available for all ADIT modules.

Further information:

T: +44 (0)7547 523867
W: (MENA regional ADIT learning platform), (main page) or visit the ‘Tutorials’ drop-down menu to view a full list of online video tutorials.

International Studies of Business & Finance (Bangladesh and online)

Incorporated in 2011, International Studies of Business & Finance (ISBF) has established itself as a leading institute in Bangladesh catering for finance professionals in practice and in industry.

ISBF offers training for a number of chartered qualifications in accountancy and related fields, including the CIMA, CMA, ACCA, CISA and CIA qualifications, to professionals in Bangladesh.

ISBF offers interactive online courses, classroom courses held in various locations worldwide, and tailored courses. Courses are designed to provide a solid grounding for topics in various ADIT modules.

Further information:

Mr Md. Hassanul Kabir, Chairman & CEO, International Studies of Business & Finance, 33 Siddheswory (2nd, 3rd & 5th floors), New Circular Road (next to UCBL Bank Building), Shantinager Mor, Dhaka, 1217, Bangladesh

T: +880 1677 566 566

International Tax and Investment Center (various countries)

The International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) is an independent, nonprofit research and education organization founded in 1993 to promote tax reform and public-private initiatives to improve the investment climate in transition and developing economies. ITIC serves as a clearinghouse for information on best practices in taxation and investment policy.

From time to time, and working with the UN, IMF and local tax authorities, ITIC arranges classroom courses in developing countries on extractive industry taxation, which may be used to prepare for the Upstream Oil and Gas option module. The courses can be delivered in partnership with Dr John Abrahamson of Sheltons-SITTI.

Course dates:

For course dates and information, contact Jim Robertson at

Further information:

Mr Jim Robertson, Senior Fellow, ITIC


MOJITAX Training (online)

MOJITAX is an online training and assessment platform, that provides theoretical and practical guidance in preparation for ADIT exams. It is supported by trained tax experts with the requisite academic qualifications, certificates and professional experience to prepare students on the topics covered.

MOJITAX offers online classes, independent learning/self study option and revision/mock classes. Course materials include:

  • A course manual/text book 
  • Podcase with video slides 
  • Intergovernmental resources & links (OECD, UN, etc.)
  • Recommended academic journals 
  • Practice multiple choice questions with answers and explanations
  • Essay & Problem Question assessments – with tutor feedback
  • Case analysis and summary
  • Mock exam – based on ADIT CBT condition
  • Zoom Live sessions (online classes and revision classes only)

Tuition is offered for various ADIT modules.

2021 course dates:

  • February – March 2021
  • April – May 2021
  • August – September 2021
  • October – November 2021

Further information:

MOJITAX Training, Deborah Lawson House, F6, Sani Abacha Road, GRA, Port Harcourt, 500272, Nigeria

T: +234 70 58510862

Sheltons-SITTI (various countries and online)

Sheltons-SITTI courses are presented by Ned Shelton, Managing Partner of Sheltons Group, and Dr John Abrahamson CTA, International Tax Partner.

Ned Shelton and John Abrahamson each have over 20 years’ international tax experience, and have presented international tax courses since 1997 in countries including Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Ned Shelton is the author of Interpretation and Application of Tax Treaties, published by LexisNexis UK. John Abrahamson is the author of Tolley's International Taxation of Upstream Oil and Gas and Tolley's International Taxation of Corporate Finance, both published by LexisNexis UK, and International Taxation of Manufacturing and Distribution, published by Kluwer Law.

The Blue Course is relevant to the Principles of International Taxation module and is an introduction to international tax, including forms of doing business, tax treaties, double tax relief, repatriation of profits, withholding tax, holding companies, controlled foreign corporations, thin capitalisation, transfer pricing and tax planning. The emphasis is on practical international tax and includes specific practical examples and real life case studies.

The course is focused on international tax principles, and how they affect international business operations and tax planning. The case studies are focused on understanding the key concepts in international tax, and learning to identify the key issues for tax planning.

The Silver Course is relevant to the Upstream Oil and Gas option module and is a three-day course, which progresses from introductory level issues to advanced tax planning. John Abrahamson explains the essentials of international taxation for upstream oil and gas, with an emphasis on the law and practice in a selected range of relevant countries.

2021 course dates:

Course dates can be found on the Sheltons-SITTI website.

Other courses focusing on advanced international taxation planning and principles, tax treaties, and international taxation of corporate finance, are also available. For course bookings, please contact Lucy Beard at

Further information:

For administrative matters and general enquiries: Lucy Beard

For tax technical and course content-related matters: Ned Shelton or John Abrahamson

Sheltons-SITTI, 105 Victoria Street, 6th Floor, London, SW1 6QT, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 3897 4888
E: or

Southern Africa School of Taxation (various countries and online)

Southern Africa School of Taxation (SAST) offers tax training in both domestic and international tax, transfer pricing, oil and gas taxation and mining taxation, to audiences in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia as well as offering online course options.

The tax training is led by Wame Mdala Pearson, an ADIT graduate who has in depth understanding of the ADIT qualification.

SAST offers courses for various ADIT modules.

December 2021 course dates:

August – October 2021

Further information:

Southern Africa School of Taxation, Milward Avenue, Agason Motors Building, Upper Floor, Limbe, PO Box 572, Blantyre, Malawi

T: +265 111642750

Taxmann (India and online)

Taxmann offers a correspondence course designed specifically for ADIT students, along with online webinars, revision courses and access to the Tolley Online Academy.

Courses are available for various ADIT modules.

Further information:

Ms Sumita Sharma, Taxmann, 59/32 New Rohtak Road, New Delhi, 110005, India

T: +91 11 45577121

The Tax Guild (India and online)

The Tax Guild was founded with the objective of making available high-quality certified learning experiences in the fields of tax, law, accounting and finance. The Tax Guild has an instructor base consisting of highly skilled professionals, most of who have over fifteen years of tax experience.

The Academic Board of The Tax Guild comprises distinguished professionals in the field of tax. The Tax Guild offers structured formal learning opportunities for students pursuing the ADIT qualification, which leads to a meaningful and enriching learning journey for the students as they obtain their qualification.

Courses are available for various ADIT modules.

Further information:

The Tax Guild, 13A-B, Hansalaya, 15 Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, 110001, India

Whatsapp: +91 98 21109436

Tolley Exam Training (UK and online)

Tolley Exam Training (part of LexisNexis) is recognised as a leading tax training body in the UK with a proven record of achieving excellent pass rates for ADIT, CTA and ATT. Tolley Exam Training not only delivers ADIT training in the UK, but partners with local providers in Cyprus, Greece, India, Romania and the GCC.

Tolley Exam Training offers Distance Learning and Online Tuition packages. All training packages are available to both UK and international students.

ADIT courses are delivered worldwide in an interactive, live online environment using the market leading software, Adobe Connect. Industry experienced tutors host live webinars, improving understanding of current international tax issues and bringing the course to life with practical case studies where participants will be invited to share their opinions. Students have the opportunity to engage directly with the tutor and fellow students by live chat, creating an online community. All sessions are recorded and available to re-play at any time via the Tolley Online Academy.

First class support is always available for any aspect of the ADIT course from the tutor and Client Services teams, as well as closed online forums on the Tolley Online Academy.

Tolley Exam Training's professional tutors also write the exam focused training materials for all modules offered. Each ADIT module has a syllabus specific study manual, memory joggers with useful summaries, a series of question banks and mock exams which can be submitted for marking providing invaluable feedback. All mock exams can be sat with the Tolley Exam Training timed on-screen exam software which replicates the real ADIT online exam facility.

Tolley Exam Training offers training for various ADIT modules.

Training is available via both Online Tuition and Distance Learning packages. Both options have access to the Tolley Online Academy, where study materials can be accessed at any time and students can ask questions within the study forums.

Online courses are available for both the June and December exam sessions.

2021 course dates:

Course dates can be found here.

All sessions are recorded and are available to those who cannot attend live.

Please note that the EU Direct Tax and EU VAT courses are offered as distance learning packages only.

Tolley Exam Training offers a 10% discount on ADIT Online Tuition or Distance Learning packages for ACCA, ICAS and CIOT members. Contact Tolley directly with proof of your membership number for further details.

Further information:

Tolley Exam Training, Lexis House, 30 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4HH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 3364 4500

University courses

Executive Education Center, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan)

The Executive Education Center, in cooperation with its partners, offers courses covering various ADIT modules.

Each preparatory course includes three intensive sessions per module, for a total of six contact days per course.

Additionally, an intensive one-day revision course will be organised for each module, where students practice exam technique, review and exercise jointly with an instructor on past exam questions.

Further information:

Ms Elena Moisseyeva, Project Manager, Executive Education Center, KIMEP University, 2 Abay Avenue, Almaty, Kazakhstan


Prince Sultan University (Saudi Arabia)

Prince Sultan University (PSU) is a non-profit institution, founded in 1999 by the Al-Riyadh Philanthropic Society for Science under the auspices of HRH King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and licensed by the Ministry of Education.

PSU is the first private university in Saudi Arabia. PSU performed among the top 23% in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2018 (among approximately 1,000 universities regionally). This puts Prince Sultan University in the top 3.3% of universities in the Arab region.

PSU offers tuition that may be used to prepare for ADIT.

Further information:

Dr Mohammad Nurunnabi CMA FAIA(Acad) SFHEA FRSA CMBE, Prince Sultan University, Rafha Street, PO Box 66833, Riyadh, 11586, Saudi Arabia

T: +966 55 009 6835

University of Aberdeen (UK)

The University of Aberdeen is one of the most ancient universities in the UK, with law being taught there since 1495. The School of Law consistently ranks in the Top 10 UK law schools (6th in the Complete University Guide 2021). The school offers a wide variety of degrees, including LLBs, masters degrees (both taught and research), PhDs, and a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Located in the energy capital of Europe, the School is particularly distinguished for its energy law. In particular, research in taxation of the oil and gas industries is vigorously pursued in the School.

Tax tuition at the School can be used to prepare for ADIT.

2020-21 course dates:

For course dates and information, contact Qiang Cai.

Further information:

Mr Qiang Cai, University of Aberdeen School of Law, King's College, Taylor Building, High St, Aberdeen, AB24 3UB, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)7376 263562