N618 - Introduction to the Downstream Petroleum Industry

Course Overview
This two-day course has been designed for downstream (refining, transportation, and marketing) sector employees, suppliers, government regulators, industrial petroleum buyers, or others interested in gaining a broad understanding of the refining, supply, and marketing of petroleum products. The course provides a North American perspective on this industry describing its infrastructure, processes, logistics, regulatory aspects, and future challenges.

Participants will learn to:
•	Develop a broad understanding of the key elements of refining: processes, infrastructure and issues.
•	Explain petroleum basics: types, uses, and characteristics.
•	Understand the principles of petroleum supply: how production is managed to meet market demands.
•	Understand how petroleum products are distributed across the continent.
•	Characterize the issues and challenges surrounding petroleum products, alternative fuels and engine technologies, 
        and the environment.
•	Develop an understanding of the key players and infrastructure involved in petroleum marketing.
•	Examine and evaluate petroleum pump prices using the "Pump Price Margin Model" and through historical analysis
        of price data.
•	Better understand issues pertaining to the downstream petroleum sector and the public, particularly in regards to 
        pricing and price regulation.
•	Develop a wholistic understanding of the entire downstream petroleum industry.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
30-Sep-19 Calgary (2 days) $ 1,695 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Refining Basics
  • Petroleum Basics: Types, Uses, and Characteristics
  • Supply: Managing Production to Meet Demand
  • Distribution: Moving Petroleum Across the Continent
  • Petroleum Products and the Environment: Issues and Challenges
  • Marketing Overview: Key Participants and Infrastructure
  • Understanding Pump Prices: The Pump Price Margin Model
  • The Downstream Sector and the Public: Prices and Regulation
  • Pump Prices: Historical and Comparative Views
  • The Future of the Downstream Petroleum Industry

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Jason Parent has over 10 years of industry experience in the downstream petroleum industry. In his consulting role, he has been involved in numerous projects in both Canada and the United States, working with major integrated oil companies as well as several regional refiners and marketers. His business background has been supplemented with a degree in Business Administration. Prior expertise includes performance metrics benchmarking, market segmentation studies, marketing strategy implementation, product price economics and analysis, and regulatory analysis.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
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March 6, 2019, Business Analyst, Calgary
The Introduction to the Downstream Petroleum Industry gives a great overview of the complex downstream portion of the petroleum industry and is extremely valuable to anyone working in the area.
October 3, 2018, Sr Business Analyst, Calgary
It was a great course, lots of information but presented in a way that was interesting and not overwhelming. Provided a good foundational understanding of a complex business.
October 5, 2018, VP Sales, Calgary
Very good, rudimentary course to Petroleum industry. Instructor was very knowledgeable on all subjects covered.
March 7, 2018, Process Engineering, Calgary
Great introduction to how all the moving parts tie together in the complex field of the downstream industry.
October 6, 2017, Program Coordinator, Calgary
Great introductory course for those who require a rudimentary understanding of the Downstream Industry.
October 10, 2017, Crude oil Scheduler, Calgary
Excellent course that provided great overview of the Refining and Downstream Petroleum industry. The instruction was concise and to the point.
May 3, 2017, Data analyst, Calgary
This course gives a very comprehensive overview of the downstream petroleum sector. It is especially useful to gain an understanding of how it all fits together when it comes to refining, distribution and retail.
May 9, 2017, Researcher / Policy Analyst, Calgary
A great course! It completely covered the different areas within the downstream industry.
October 26, 2016, Operations Manager, Calgary
Excellent, well rounded, instructor's knowledge was very good.
October 28, 2016, CEO/General Manager, Calgary
This course provided clarification in many areas for myself. very valuable
October 7, 2015, Senior Policy Analyst, Calgary
Excellent introduction to crude operations that take place after the extraction phase, from refining and distribution through to the point of sale at the pump.
October 15, 2015, Petroleum Operations Manager, Calgary
A great informative course for anyone involved primarily in the downstream / retail sector of the petroleum industry.
March 26, 2015, Director, Calgary
It was an informative introductory course that met my expectations.
September 30, 2014, Supply Specialist - Canada East, Calgary
I found this course very practical and helpful in understanding the basics of the Downstream Petroleum Industry.Good examples were used and our instructor Jason was quite competent in explaining and answering our questions.
February 28, 2014, Sr. Royalty Coordinator, Calgary
Jason Parent is very knowledgeable on the subject and is an engaging educator. He takes the time to answer your questions, the pace of the class is great and you dont' feel overwhelmed. it's a very broad topic and he does an excellent job providing a detailed overview of it. I would highly recommend this class.