RPS Group
RPS Group

Introduction to the Downstream Petroleum Industry

Course Overview
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.

This course will be offered as a Live Virtual Training Course on Oct 2-3.  Live Virtual Classroom training lets you reap the benefits of real-time instructor led training wherever you have an internet connection. You conveniently connect to a live classroom, remotely from your office or home. Click here to Learn More or Click here to Book Your Remote Seat.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
2-Oct-17 Calgary (2 days) $ 1,695 CAD
Course Syllabus
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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

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Instructor

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.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
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May 9, 2017, Researcher / Policy Analyst, Calgary
A great course! It completely covered the different areas within the downstream industry.
May 3, 2017, Data analyst, Calgary
This course gives a very comprehensive overview of the downstream petroleum sector. It is especially useful to gain an understanding of how it all fits together when it comes to refining, distribution and retail.
October 28, 2016, CEO/General Manager, Calgary
This course provided clarification in many areas for myself. very valuable
October 26, 2016, Operations Manager, Calgary
Excellent, well rounded, instructor's knowledge was very good.
October 15, 2015, Petroleum Operations Manager, Calgary
A great informative course for anyone involved primarily in the downstream / retail sector of the petroleum industry.
October 7, 2015, Senior Policy Analyst, Calgary
Excellent introduction to crude operations that take place after the extraction phase, from refining and distribution through to the point of sale at the pump.
March 26, 2015, Director, Calgary
It was an informative introductory course that met my expectations.
September 30, 2014, Supply Specialist - Canada East, Calgary
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 was quite competent in explaining and answering our questions.
February 28, 2014, Sr. Royalty Coordinator, Calgary
Jason Parent is very knowledgeable on the subject and is an engaging educator. He takes the time to answer your questions, the pace of the class is great and you dont' feel overwhelmed. it's a very broad topic and he does an excellent job providing a detailed overview of it. I would highly recommend this class.