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Petroleum Industry From Upstream to Downstream



This comprehensive oil & gas training course recognizes the need for professionals to have a comprehensive and broad understanding of the Petroleum Industry from A to Z - from upstream to downstream.

Oil and gas are the world's most important energy resources driving the global economy. The processes and systems required for oil and gas production, refining, and distribution are highly complex, capital-intensive, and require state-of-the-art technology.

This training course will serve as an introduction to the petroleum industry and will greatly assist those who need to progress to a detailed knowledge of the industry.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Identify key process operations related to the exploration & production of upstream industry feedstock
  • Analyze the key process operations related to refining and production of downstream products
  • Recognize the total spectrum of the oil and gas industry and the challenges faced
  • Develop skills to assist in the evaluation of corporate opportunities
  • Understand the structure of the oil and gas business

Targeted Audience:

  • Technologists
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Safety and Inspection engineers
  • Operations, Maintenance, or project engineers
  • Anyone requiring a broad understanding of the structure, operations, and economics of the oil and gas industries

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Origins of Petroleum:

  • Origins of oil & gas
  • Petroleum chemistry
  • Petroleum geology
  • Exploration & production of petroleum
  • Types of Well
  • Development of Oil and gas fields

Unit 2: World Energy Markets:

  • Pipeline geopolitics
  • OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)
  • EIA (Energy Information Administration)
  • Statistical review of petroleum consumption and supply
  • Distribution transmission and transportation
  • Tank farms and storage

Unit 3: Refinery Operations:

  • Physical separation – Distillation
  • Chemical conversion processes
  • Blending
  • Refinery Complexity
  • Refining margins

Unit 4: Gas Processing

  • Inlet separation, Dehydration/Dewpoint control
  • Contaminants & Pipeline Gas specifications
  • Amine Gas Sweetening
  • Physical Solvent Processes
  • Sulfur Recovery
  • Gas compression & Liquefaction

Unit 5: Oil and Gas Management

  • Cost estimation of oil and gas facilities
  • Pricing, Trading, Markets, Risk Management
  • Crude Benchmarks & price estimation
  • Derivatives – Futures, Options, and Swaps
  • Climate Change & Renewable Energy
  • Course Exercises, Evaluation, and roundup

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