Introduction to the Downstream Petroleum Industry, Calgary, February 24-25, 2014

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Feb 24, 2014 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Feb 25, 2014 / 4:30 pm - (MST)
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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.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

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

Date: Feb 24 - 25, 2014

Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Calgary, AB

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 1,995.00 CAD



Calgary - Downtown

Conference Speakers

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.