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May 16, 2006
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Introduction to the Downstream Petroleum Industry

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May 15 to May 16, 2006
Introduction to the Downstream Petroleum Industry
Houston, USA

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. A complete set of course materials and lunch 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
Managing Risks and Strategic Decisions in Petroleum Exploration & Production

Event Date :  eu-US  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (GMT 0)
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May 15 to May 17, 2006
Managing Risks and Strategic Decisions in Petroleum Exploration & Production
London, United Kingdom

This three-day seminar provides participants a practical, hands-on approach to modern techniques in petroleum risk management and strategic decision-making. The techniques presented are applicable to all aspects of petroleum exploration and production – prospect evaluation, resource allocation, diversification, risk sharing, and corporate planning. This seminar helps participants develop problem solving, leadership, and functional skills necessary to manage the modern petroleum enterprise. This seminar is well suited for E&P managers, finance staff and managers, engineering managers, economics/planning personnel, as well as geologists and engineers. Seminar participants will find the concepts and techniques stimulating and beneficial – enabling them to apply risk and decision making concepts to their jobs. . . immediately. A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Outline
Modeling and Structuring Complex E&P Decisions
Decision Analysis – Utilizing Influence
Diagrams and Decision Trees
Applications of Decision and Risk Analysis to the Petroleum Sector
Value of Information Concepts and its Application to the E&P Setting
The Value of Sensitivity Analysis and Monte
Carlo Simulation in E&P
An Overview of Modern Finance Concepts and Investment Analysis
Portfolio Management – Models and Applications in the E&P Sector
Capital Projects as Real Options – Evaluating Investments
Corporate and Financial Risk Tolerance and E&P Decision Making
Implications of E&P Corporate Risk Taking and Performance
Incorporating Multiple Performance Objectives into Your Analysis
Integration – Working to Improve Performance
Introduction to Petroleum Refinery Processing

Event Date :  eu-US  2:30 PM - 10:30 PM (GMT 0)
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May 15 to May 16, 2006
Introduction to Petroleum Refinery Processing
Houston, USA

This popular 2-day course will present an overview of the modern, integrated petroleum refinery. Each refining process will be presented, covering operating description and conditions, feedstock and catalyst selection, product yields, and the relationship between process parameters, unit performance and product output and properties. Finally, future operations, including anticipated changes in crude oil and product slates will be recapped. Designed for refinery personnel seeking a thorough overview of the refining process, the course will also provide useful information to suppliers, crude oil traders, or those involved in financial assessment. A compete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Outline
Introduction to the Refinery Flow Sheet
Hydrocarbon Chemistry
Crude Oil: Properties, Tests, Sources, Assays
Fuel Products: Environmental Regs, Specs, MTBE
Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation
Fluid Catalytic Cracking
Catalytic Reforming and Aromatics Recovery
Isomerization, Alkylation and Polymerization
Hydroprocessing for Sulfur, Nitrogen and Aromatics Reduction
Sweetening and Sulfur Recovery
Resid Processing: Coking, Hydrocracking etc
Refinery Options for Tomorrow's Cleaner Fuels
Future Refinery Configurations
Well Test Analysis Workshop

Event Date :  eu-US  2:30 PM - 10:30 PM (GMT 0)
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May 15 to May 17, 2006
Well Test Analysis Workshop
Houston, USA

The three-day course will provide participants with a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of well test analysis techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of well testing - a number of relevant examples will be presented. The use of analysis results to assist in decision making related to reservoir development and well completion will be illustrated through real-life case histories. Attendees are encouraged to bring well tests used in recent projects for discussion. A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Outline
Review of the Flow Equations Including the Diffusivity and Darcy Equation
Buildup Analysis: Principle of Superposition, Horner Plot, Average Reservoir Pressure
Reservoir Boundaries and Channel Analysis
Wellbore Skin Factor and Partial Penetration
Wellbore Storage and the Use of Type Curves Pressure Derivative
Draw-Down Testing and Reservoir Limit Testing
Hydraulically and Naturally Fractured Wells
Well Test Objectives
Data Quality (Pressure, Production and Fluids)
Well Test Interpretations
Gas Well Testing
Water Injectivity Tests
Well Test Design and Planning
Horizontal Well Test
Leadership Skills for Supervisors

Event Date :  eu-US  3:30 PM - 11:30 PM (GMT 0)
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May 15 to May 16, 2006
Leadership Skills for Supervisors
Calgary, Canada

This 2-day course presents practical principles to assist supervisors and managers in their efforts to motivate and mobilize team members toward the fulfillment of team and corporate objectives. Course discussions and case studies will focus on topics which participants identify as challenges in their current job assignments. The session, designed to help participants understand, accept, motivate, and confront their "direct reports", is designed for those currently in, or aspiring to, supervisory positions. A complete set of course materials (including a customized 22 page "DISC Behavioral Style" report for each participant) and lunch are included. Due to the highly interactive nature of this course, the session is limited to a maximum of 25 participants.

Course Outline
Introduction - Leadership
The Uniqueness of Individuals: Basic Human Needs
Behavioral Styles using DISC Model
The Requirement for Trust: Trust-Building Behavior
Prioritizing Activities and Resources
Achieving Results Through Others: Strategic Delegation
Significant Achievement Through Teams
Cultivating Good Decision Making Habits
Preventing and Resolving Conflict
Resolving Issues and Settling Differences
Effective Negotiation: Building Mutually
Beneficial Relationships

This course is also offered several times per year on consecutive Saturdays in Calgary, Canada only - for course dates, please refer url
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