Introduction to the Downstream Petroleum Industry, Calgary, October 21-22, 2013

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2013 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2013 / 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: Oct 21 - 22, 2013

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

Michael Ervin has over 20 years of industry experience in the downstream petroleum industry. He has been involved in numerous assignments in both Canada and the United States, and has worked with major integrated oil companies as well as several regional refiners and marketers. His marketing background has been supplemented with graduate studies in Business Administration. Prior to forming MJ Ervin & Associates in 1991, he was a Senior Consultant with Peat Marwick Stevenson & Kellogg, an international consulting firm. MJ Ervin & Associates' area of expertise includes performance metrics benchmarking, market segmentation studies, marketing strategy implementation, product price economics and analysis, and regulatory analysis.