Your complete guide to a successful career in Oil & Gas
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Your complete guide to a successful career in Oil & Gas

6 courses in 1 : Oil Production Economics Trading Pricing Specifications Logistics Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals
3.7 (40 ratings)
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Created by WR Training
Last updated 7/2019
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This course includes
  • 12 hours on-demand video
  • 48 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • COURSE #1 : Gain a broad perspective of the global oil and gas industry and understand the role of oil in our life
  • COURSE #1 : Discover the history of the oil industry from its earliest development at the end of the 19th century to the current situation
  • COURSE #1 : Interpret the evolution of the factors affecting the energy supply and demand (crude prices, technology, reserves, geopolitics, geography, environment...)
  • COURSE #1 : Identify the actors of the energy scene and their strategic guidelines (producer and consumer countries, national, independent and international oil companies, international organizations (OPEC, IEA...))
  • COURSE #1 : Describe the different types of energy resources (conventional, unconventional, renewable & fossil)
  • COURSE #1 : Understand and appreciate the future energy challenges in terms of production and demand
  • COURSE #2 : Grasp the main characteristics of petroleum products and their relevance for end-users
  • COURSE #2 : List the key properties for automotive fuels (now and in the future)
  • COURSE #2 : Identify recent changes and future trends for the petroleum products’ specifications, markets and demand
  • COURSE #2 : Identify the main trends of fuel evolution due to: new regulations and/or new motor technologies
  • COURSE #2 : Understand how the main properties of each petroleum products are measured, checked and controlled using standard quality control tests
  • COURSE #2 : Understand the tests significance and accuracy of the methods
  • COURSE #3 : Review the different oil trading markets by type of transaction
  • COURSE #3 : Summarize the operation of the physical and financial oil markets
  • COURSE #3 : Review the different types of contracts: long term, spot and forward
  • COURSE #3 : Understand how crude oil and petroleum products are traded
  • COURSE #3 : Understand the pricing mechanism of crude oil and petroleum products
  • COURSE #3 : Analyze the parameters which influence prices of crude oil and prices of petroleum products
  • COURSE #3 : Review the different exchanges and their organization: the cases of NYMEX and ICE
  • COURSE #3 : Comprehend hedging techniques available for protection against fluctuations in prices
  • COURSE #3 : Understand the principle of financial derivative products like Swaps and Options
  • COURSE #4 : Gain a broad perspective of the global oil and gas business : supply and transportation
  • COURSE #4 : Understand logistics and supply principles and practices
  • COURSE #4 : Use Worldscale reference to charter a ship and to calculate the profitability
  • COURSE #4 : Understand how the commercial petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, fuel) are dispatched from the refineries to the market
  • COURSE #5 : Comprehend the basic differences between exploration, refining and petrochemicals
  • COURSE #5 : Understand the basics of the various refining processes
  • COURSE #5 : Learn what crudes are made of and understand the chemical properties of their hydrocarbon components like paraffins, naphthenes, aromatics...
  • COURSE #5 : Learn how the major refining processes work and interact with each other (distillation, isomerization, alkylation, catalytic reforming, hydrotreater, sulfur plant, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, delayed coking, asphalt/lube plant...)
  • COURSE #5 : Understand how the main petroleum products are made (LPG, gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, heating oil, heavy fuel, asphalts, lubricants...)
  • COURSE #5 : Appreciate that aromatics are important to the petrochemical industry even though refineries are trying to minimize these in gasoline due to their toxic properties
  • COURSE #5 : Appreciate that olefinic and aromatic petrochemical precursors are specialty chemicals produced by the refining processes
  • COURSE #6 : Comprehend the basic differences between petroleum refining and petrochemicals
  • COURSE #6 : Review the interactions with refining (objectives, advantages, flow and services exchanges…)
  • COURSE #6 : Situate the petrochemical industry in its energy and geographic environment
  • COURSE #6 : Explain the different steps of the petrochemical industry
  • COURSE #6 : Understand the operating principles of the steam cracking process
  • COURSE #6 : Know the origin and uses of the main olefinic and aromatic intermediates
  • COURSE #6 : Know the main markets for olefins, C4 cuts and aromatics
  • COURSE #6 : Know the opening on the petrochemistry of the main plastics
  • COURSE #6 : Know the outlets and main industrial uses of olefinics, diolefinics and aromatics hydrocarbons
Requirements
  • A passion for learning
Description

Dear student,

Welcome to this online course on Oil & Gas.

This course is designed to give you a complete understanding of the Oil & Gas industry for a successful career.

The course uses up-to-date global statics and is organized into 6 parts :

>> PART 1 : OVERVIEW OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

This first part will :

  • Outline the main characteristics of the petroleum industry

  • Review the major events of its history and the associated geopolitics

  • Analyse the place of oil among all energy sources and forecasts future prospects for oil production and demand

  • Outline the roles of the main players within the petroleum industry :

    • Consumer countries (USA, China, Europe...)

    • Major companies (ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP, Total...)

    • Producing countries (OPEC and non-OPEC)

  • Provide a quick review of the scale of investments and profitability in the oil industry

>> PART 2 : PETROLEUM PRODUCTS : PROPERTIES, SPECIFICATIONS, MARKETS AND DEMAND

This second part will :

  • Outline the main characteristics and properties of petroleum products (LPG, gasoline, diesel, kerosine, fuel oil...)

  • Review their main specifications and how these specifications evolved over time and for different countries

  • Describe the standard quality control tests performed in refineries and petrochemical plants, highlights the tests significance and the accuracy of the methods

  • Analyse the place of each petroleum product, the associated market trends and forecasts future prospects for production and demand

>> PART 3 : OIL AND GAS : MARKETS, TRADING, PRICING, AND ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK

This third part will :

  • Review the different oil trading markets by type of transaction

  • Summarize the operation of the physical and financial oil markets

  • Review the different types of contracts : long term, spot and forward

  • Outline how crude oil and petroleum products are traded

  • Explain the pricing mechanism of crude oil and petroleum products

  • Analyze the parameters which influence prices of crude oil and prices of petroleum products

  • Review the different exchanges and their organization: the cases of NYMEX and ICE

  • Describe hedging techniques available for protection against fluctuations in prices

  • Outline the principle of financial derivative products like Swaps and Options

>> PART 4 : LOGISTICS OF CRUDE OIL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

This fourth part will :

  • Analyse transport problems, particularly the transport of crude oil

  • Discuss sea and pipeline transport, their associated costs and operational and regulatory framework

  • Outline the different ways of delivering finished petroleum products from a refinery : by water, pipeline, rail or road

  • Describe the different restrictions that apply to product dispatch and their various controls (Quality, Quantity, Customs...)

>> PART 5 : PETROLEUM REFINING DEMYSTIFIED

This fifth part will :

  • Provide a broad technical information on refining processes and petroleum products

  • Enable a rapid immersion in the refining industry

  • Describe the composition and main characteristics of various crude oil (Brent, Arab light, Urals, Forcados, Forties...) and petroleum products (LPG, Gasoline, Gas oil, Fuel oil...)

  • Explain the role of various processing units in a refinery

  • Describe the main manufacturing schemes encountered in petroleum refining

>> PART 6 : OVERVIEW OF THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY : THE STEAM CRACKING PROCESS

This last part will :

  • Provide essential information on petrochemical industry and its integration in the petroleum chain

  • Outline the origin and uses of the main olefinic and aromatic intermediates

  • Explain the different steps of the petrochemical industry

  • Explain in details the Steam Cracking process : its principles, its design and operations

  • Outline the stakes in term of economy and the main parameters which influence the productivity of the petrochemical industry

  • Situate the petrochemical industry in its energy and geographic environment


=> IMPORTANT NOTES :

The course includes more than 45 downloadable resources in pdf format with unlimited access.

These documents contain everything you need to know about the Oil and Gas industry (Global trends, crude oil characteristics and properties, petroleum products properties and specifications, refining and petrochemical process schemes, layouts and much more...)

To download the files :

1. Go to the "course curriculum" page

2. Expand all the sections to have access to all the pdf files

3. Click on any file to open it. You can save it to view it later offline


So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum and we look forward to see you in the first section.

Also remember, as enrolled student you will have unlimited access to this material and one-on-one instructor support. So feel free to interact with us by email or simply ask us for help in the Q&A section. It will be our pleasure to help you and provide assistance.

Hope to see you there

Cheers,

WR Training

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Who this course is for:
  • Students in chemical engineering, refining, petrochemicals, economics, logistics...
  • Professionals with an interest in increasing their understanding of the oil & gas industry
  • Newly-hired refinery or petrochemical plant personnel and current semi-technical personnel who require further training
  • Engineers (chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, process...)
  • Oil & Gas operators and technicians
  • Support personnel of an oil company including maintenance, logistics, supply chain, sales, marketing, quality...
  • Energy industry journalists and reporters
  • Business men and financiers
  • Traders
  • Brokers
Course content
Expand all 195 lectures 12:06:35
+ COURSE #1 : THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OIL INDUSTRY
5 lectures 08:26
Centers of production and demand
02:03
Exploration risks
01:14
The importance of capital investment
02:45
Associations between companies
01:18
The concentration of production
01:06
+ COURSE #1 : A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE OIL INDUSTRY AND PETROLEUM REFINING
9 lectures 34:43
The beginnings of the oil industry
03:31
The Rockefeller era
04:42
The development of the oil industry
02:10
The world oil order before 1960
02:16
The consequences of the 2 oil shocks
03:00
The 1986 oil counter shock
04:33
The Gulf Crisis
01:52
The current situation
05:33
+ COURSE #1 : ENERGY, OIL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
5 lectures 13:55
Energy equivalence
04:55
The world energy balance
03:43
Regional energy balances
00:46
Energy consumption and wealth
02:57
Energy consumption and price
01:34
+ COURSE #1 : PRODUCTION OF OIL AND GAS
4 lectures 10:30
The historical development
04:54
The current position
03:26
Future prospects
00:38
The production of natural gas
01:32
+ COURSE #1 : THE PLAYERS OF THE OIL SCENE
3 lectures 20:01
The consuming countries
04:11
The major oil companies
09:03