Professional Course

EMI's Petroleum Industry Fundamentals

DTN, In Houston (+2 locations)
2 days
2 days
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Course description

EMI's Petroleum Industry Fundamentals

Follow crude oil from the point of production through the formulation of gasoline and diesel products.

You'll have the opportunity to ask your most basic questions as we focus on the who, what, where, when and how of the industry.

Terms, jargon and concepts common to industry experts will be made clear with our ground-up approach that brings insight to the novice as well as to veterans looking for an expanded or refreshed view of the business.

This course is worth 12 CPE credits and 6 EMI credits.

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Training content

You will learn about:

  • Crude oil: exploration to production
  • Refining: the process from basic distillation to complex hydro-cracking
  • Pipeline transportation and U.S. spot markets
  • Trading in the intermediary markets and the critical role these components play in the downstream infrastructure
  • Wholesale rack markets and exchanges - everything from proprietary additives to exchange agreements between oil suppliers used to keep our nation supplied
  • The retail landscape and the players, trends, margins, and the pricing components that make up street price in any given market

There is a special focus on:

  • Upstream crude fundamentals
  • Exploration and production trends transforming the industry
  • Refinery processing basics
  • Refined product flow from the refinery to the street
  • Critical price benchmarks
  • Basics of trading and risk management
  • Major U.S. energy policy
  • Valuation of refined products
  • Spot market; wholesale rack market; retail landscape
  • Deal strategy, structure and traditional and non-tradition purchasing
  • Key players
  • Fundamental pressure on price and supply
  • Technical pressures on price
  • Political pressure on price and supply
  • Downstream trends and current market outlook
  • Simple, complex, and very complex refinery configuration
  • Terminology
  • Pipeline transportation and U.S. spot markets
  • Gas station and truck stop retail trends, brand value, margins, and pricing components
  • Branded vs. unbranded pricing mechanics
  • Alternative and renewable fuel trends

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