Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry - Full e-Learning Package

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This self-paced introductory training course provides delegates with an overview of principal activities in the international upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum industry.

Learning Objectives:

Participants in this course will:

  • Understand the role of oil and natural gas in the global energy supply mix
  • Appreciate the oil and gas value chains and the key characteristics of the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the industry
  • Be introduced to oil and gas pricing and the economics of the industry
  • Review key recent trends in the industry and consider future challenges and opportunities.

Course Overview:


Module 1 – Overview of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Overview of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • The oil and gas value chains – upstream, midstream, downstream
  • Oil and Gas Markets – supply and demand
Module 2 - The Upstream Oil and Gas Sector
  • Formation of Oil and Gas/
  • Exploration and Production/
  • Reserves and Reserves Certification
Module 3 - The Midstream Oil and Gas Sector
  • Transport and Distribution of Oil and Gas
  • Pipelines
  • LNG
  • Terminals and Storage
Module 4 - The Downstream Oil and Gas Sector
  • Introduction to Refining Processes and Economics
  • Introduction to Petrochemicals
Module 5 - The Economics of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Overview of Economic Concepts
  • Cost Estimating and Project Economics
  • Upstream Economics - PSCs and Concessions
  • The Economics of Refining
  • Overview of Oil and Gas Pricing


Who should take this course?

The course will benefit personnel from a range of technical, non-technical and commercial backgrounds with varying levels of experience. This includes:

  • Those seeking a broader knowledge of the oil, gas and energy industry and markets
  • New recruits to oil, gas and energy companies 
  • Analysts, planners, traders, sales, marketing, engineering, refining, communications, public relations and commercial personnel 
  • Those requiring an understanding of the oil, gas and energy value chain 
  • Financial and legal professionals 
  • Ministerial, governmental, industry bodies and development agency staff 
  • Consultants providing services to oil, gas and energy organisations.

Tutor profile:

This course is delivered by Zoe Young who has over 20 years’ industry experience at companies including ExxonMobil and Gaffney, Cline and Associates.  Zoe has advised governments, oil companies and NOC’s on strategic investments and performed technical due diligence, market studies and economic analysis of LNG investments in Europe, Middle East and Asia .  She is an experienced lecturer, having provided courses and/or technical seminars for the Energy Institute, Cass Business School  (City University London). Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), PetroSA, Mennta (formerly Oxford Princeton Programme) and the Malta Petroleum Training Academy.

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