The Petroleum Industry Supply Chain: Processes and Principles

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Topics covered:

  • Review of the current petroleum markets; oil and gas supply and demand, future global trends
  • Key concepts and processes in exploration, development and production
  • The emergence of expanding natural gas markets, future growth trends global trade through LNG, inter-regional trade through long-distance pipelines, gas to power markets
  • Refining and Petrochemical manufacturing processes; cost, prices and margins
  • Transportation logistics, costs and tariffs; marine tankers, pipelines, rail, river and road
  • Global trading markets for oil, gas and refined products; physical and derivative markets
  • Refined products and their market distribution
  • Retail transportation fuel markets

Course Overview

The petroleum industry comprises three key sectors that utilise crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids through the supply chain.

These sectors are as follows:-

  • The Upstream that comprises exploration, development and production activities
  • The Midstream that comprises transportation of petroleum liquids and gases via pipelines, terminals and marine, rail and road tankers.
  • The Downstream that manufactures products through refining and petrochemical processes and distributes these products to the consuming markets

Crude oil and natural gas together currently account for 59% of global primary energy demand. Not only do oil and gas represent important commodities but they are also at the centre of economic activity of societies. They have primary strategic
and political significance.

This 3-day course focuses on the key elements of the supply chain. The course has appeal to attendees from both technical and non-technical backgrounds. However, emphasis is given to the commercial and economic drivers that impact the supply chain.

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate Planners
  • Senior oil and gas managers
  • Investment bankers
  • Fund managers
  • Investment analysts
  • Media analysts and commentators
  • Government agencies

Benefits of Attending

  • Gain a greater understanding and insight of the activities of the supply chain
  • Understand the prices, costs, and margins in each of the sectors
  • Recognise the future trends and risks for the petroleum industry

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