Kent Group Ltd provides comprehensive seminars encompassing all facets of the downstream sector. The program is customizable to suit your particular needs, and can be offered in either a one or two day version. We can also deliver the seminar in-house at your facility.
An Introduction to the Downstream Petroleum Industry
The comprehensive seminar we provide is called “Introduction to the Downstream Petroleum Industry”. This seminar covers the entire spectrum of the downstream petroleum industry, from the raw material (crude oil) to the sales of product to the consumers. To date, over 600 individuals from a variety of organizations have participated in this seminar.
You will benefit from this seminar if you are:
Downstream industry employees;
Suppliers to the downstream sector;
Industrial petroleum buyers;
Someone who requires a broad understanding of the refining, supply, and marketing of petroleum products.
Seminar Content and Facilitators
The whole seminar is structured in ten modules and delivered in two days. Facilitators Michael Ervin and Jason Parent are widely-respected experts in the downstream petroleum sector. They provide attendees with a thorough overview of this industry and help everyone connect the dots in an interactive and engaging classroom environment. Topics covered in the seminar include:
Refining Basics: Processes, Infrastructure and Issues
Petroleum Basics: Types, Uses, and Characteristic
Supply: Managing Production to Meet Demand
Distribution: Moving Petroleum across the Continent
Petroleum Products and the Environment: Issues and Challenges
Marketing Overview: The Players and Infrastructure
Understanding Pump Prices – The Pump Price Margin Model
The Downstream Sector and The Public: Prices and Regulation
Understanding Pump Prices – Historical and Comparative Views
If you want to customize the program of this seminar for an in-house training, or have questions about our training services, please contact Suzanne Gray, Senior Analyst. We look forward to hearing from you.
Testimonials from Seminar Participants
“Excellent introduction to operations after the extraction phase, from refining and distribution through to the point of sale at the pump.”
“Jason Parent is very knowledgeable on the subject and is an engaging educator. He takes the time to answer your questions, and the pace of the class is great, and you don’t feel overwhelmed. It’s a very broad course and he does an excellent job providing a detailed overview of it. I would highly recommend this class.”
“I found this course very practical and helpful in understanding the basics of the Downstream Petroleum Industry. Good examples were used and our instructor (Jason Parent) was quite competent in explaining and answering our questions.”