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Oil & Gas Industry Fundamentals training

Oil and gas industry fundamentals

A 3 or 4-day course providing delegates with an overview of principal activities in the international upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum industry.

Level 1: Introduction oil and gas - distance learning certificate

An online training course providing an overview of the oil and gas industry. Consists of 20 separate units that can be completed at the participants own pace. Upon successful completion of the course, an EI certificate will be provided.

Level 2: Oil & gas industry insight for career development - Distance learning certificate

An online intermediary training course providing further insight into oil and gas activities. Consisting of 4 modules, delegates can focus more in-depth on Supply Chains, Organisations and Markets, Upstream – Exploration and Production, Natural Gas Production and Processing, Midstream and Downstream Oil Sectors.

Oil & Gas Commercial and Management training

Project planning and performance management in the upstream oil and gas sector

This 3-day training course will teach delegates key project skills and techniques relevant to the oil and gas industry including: planning, risk assessment, estimating, modelling, organising and controlling resources and schedules, with a view to optimising performance and quality.

Supply & distribution: Organisation, operations and economics

This 4-day training course is designed for those who are or will be operating in the Supply & Distribution functions and will provide the background knowledge to allow them to take the right decisions on how to supply the network at the right cost.

Portfolio management of oil & gas assets

This 3-day training course addresses portfolio management from theoretical and practical perspectives applicable to assets from along the oil and gas supply chain. The skills and industry insight provided by the course will be of value to corporate, portfolio and asset-based decision-makers.

Oil and gas Mergers & Acquisition: Acquiring and divesting assets and companies

This 3-day training course focuses on integrating an understanding of Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) activity trends, the process involved in conducting M&A activity and and the skills that requires. This includes presentations, case studies, exercises and discussions.

Oil and gas budgeting, economics and finance for non-financial managers

This 3-day training course provides participants with insight and understanding of the budgeting process and the key planning and forecasting techniques that should be used to successfully build and manage reliable budgets.

Natural gas and LNG technologies and supply chains

This 4-day training course will provide delegates with an insight to the technologies and supply chains involved in the modern natural gas and LNG industries, through a series of presentations, case studies and exercises.

Negotiations and negotiating techniques for the upstream oil and gas industry

This 3-day training course provides upstream industry insight to negotiations by combining detailed knowledge of the varied negotiating situations that commonly arise in dealing with government and industry stakeholders, suppliers, service companies, joint venture partners and work force.

Valuation and risk analysis of oil and gas assets

This 3-day training course is aimed towards professionals with technical and commercial backgrounds and varying levels of experience seeking insight to the broad range of asset valuation techniques required across the industry.

Introduction to trading and oil price risk management

This intensive 5-day training course will teach delegates how to negotiate and cost deals, calculate profitability, charter a ship and examine the contractual aspects of trading. They will make decisions as part of a crude oil and refined product trading team, maximizing profits through an understanding of the economics of trading and the management of inherent price risks.

Trading oil on international markets

This 5-day training course provides delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the economics of trading and the management of inherent price risks. Delegates will learn how to negotiate and cost deals, calculate profitability, charter a ship through a broker, and examine the legal and operational aspects of trading.

Economics of the oil supply chain

This 5-day training course will explore the various activities of an oil company and the economic forces driving the oil supply chain. Delegates will learn the main areas of risk and opportunity from the crude oil supply terminal, through transportation, refining, and international trading to the refined product distribution terminal.

Technical Oil & Gas training

Filling station design and engineering

This 1-day workshop will introduce the fundamentals of filling station design and engineering considerations using established industry guidance document on Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations, formerly known as the Blue Book.


Corrosion management essentials

This 2-day workshop will describe the model process of Corrosion Management for the upstream oil and gas industry and is based on the Energy Institute publication `Guidance for corrosion management in oil and gas production and processing ´. The workshop will provide practical advice for successful implementation of a corrosion management policy using practical examples of corrosion threats and mitigation methods.

Aviation Fuel training

EI1550 - Essentials of aviation fuel filtration

This 2-day course delivers an essential guide to aviation fuel cleanliness monitoring and control.  It provides critical information through practical and interactive instruction – based on the international API/EI 1550 international standards handbook.

EI1530 - Quality assurance for the manufacture, storage and distribution of aviation fuels to airports

This 3-day course will familiarise participants in the scope, requirements and practical issues of EI/JIG 1530 (Quality assurance requirements for the manufacture, storage and distribution of aviation fuels to airports)

Aviation Jet Fuel

This 3-day training course will provide delegates with an overview of aviation jet fuel, focusing on the jet engine, its underlying principles and fuel requirements as well as the critical characteristics of jet fuel, including additives, Industry best practice adopted in the supply, handling and use of aviation fuel.

Online Oil & Gas training

Level 1: Introduction Oil and Gas - Distance Learning Certificate

An online training course providing an overview of the oil and gas industry. Consists of 20 separate units that can be completed at the participants own pace. Upon successful completion of the course, an EI certificate will be provided.

Level 2: Oil & Gas Industry Insight for Career Development - Distance Learning Certificate

An online intermediary training course providing further insight into oil and gas activities. Consisting of 4 modules, delegates can focus more in-depth on Supply Chains, Organisations and Markets, Upstream – Exploration and Production, Natural Gas Production and Processing, Midstream and Downstream Oil Sectors.

Online Exploration & Production Oil & Gas training

These online courses are provided in partnership with the Norwegian Petroleum Academy, offering a rich selection of exploration and production training in oil and gas. With a flexible nature, delegates can study one or any selection of subjects of their choice. Following and completing all the available programmes is equivalent to two years of higher education.

In-house training

If none of the standard training options presented here meet your needs or if you are looking to train a group of staff, perhaps on your own premises, then you may want to consider having a course tailored to your specific requirements.

The EI can create bespoke programmes from a combination of our existing course content or develop a unique programme from scratch using our specialised qualified trainers.

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Supply & Distribution

Designed for those who are or will be operating in the Supply & Distribution functions

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Oil & Gas Industry Fundamentals

An overview of principal activities in the international upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum industry

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Aviation Jet Fuel

An overview of aviation jet fuel, focusing on the jet engine, its underlying principles and fuel requirements

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