2016 International Oil & Gas Summer School

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Attend this practical and interactive five day training course and enhance your knowledge on the following key areas:

  • Introduction to oil and gas

  • Oil and gas: exploration and appraisal

  • Reserves and exploration: commercial issues

  • Crude oil and gas production

  • LNG development: a new global market

  • Natural gas

  • Crude evaluation and selection

  • Oil refining

  • Overview of oil and gas trading markets

  • Oil marketing

  • Physical oil markets, pricing mechanisms

  • Hedging instruments: forward and futures

  • Swaps

  • International product trade flows and transport

  • Management issues

  • Structure of oil and gas industry and key geopolitical issues

Course overview

This bestselling course provides a comprehensive overview of the oil and gas industry from upstream exploration and production to downstream refining, sales and marketing. Under the guidance of our expert course faculty, participants will gain an appreciation of industry dynamics and the key issues affecting its development and future. This course will provide a thorough foundation for understanding the changing industry dynamics.

Days 1 and 2 will help you to understand the energy value chain from upstream exploration to downstream sales. On days 3, 4 and 5 you will learn how to optimise refinery margins and manage the profitability of commercial refining with an understanding of how trading/hedging can improve margins and reduce risk.

Participants will enjoy a hands-on experience through a variety of individual and team exercises, with the opportunity to exchange views with a diverse group of industry peers.

Briefing and refining and trading simulation

An exciting and challenging team exercise will run throughout the course, where participants trade and hedge refinery products. The key objective is to optimise margins and manage profitability in fluctuating market conditions.

This course will help you to:

  • Learn about crude oil and gas production

  • Discover the dynamics of natural gas markets

  • Appreciate the importance of oil refining, marketing, pricing and hedging

  • Develop an awareness of oil and gas trading

  • Examine refinery economics and assess refinery profitability and performance

  • Assess the future

"Overall good overview of the industry. Excellent experience of faculty!" - ENEFIT 

"Great instructors, great environment. The trading simulation was the cherry on top!" - CCI (UK) Ltd

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