The Petroleum Online series consists of 14 modules that clearly explain the dynamic drivers of the oil and gas industry throughout its upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.
Two modules cover the full oil and gas value chains. The first module in the series - Oil and Gas Industry Overview - is a broad and comprehensive introduction to the industry. It offers an ideal starting point for learners. The last module in the series - Oil and Gas Business Game - is an integrated business game that is ideally suited for those who have progressed through all of the modules.
Five modules are devoted to the challenging Upstream Sector of the industry - how oil and gas is found, produced and supplied to world markets. They begin with the negotiation of host country agreements, which are necessary to obtain access to exploration blocks, and continue through exploration and field development of both oil and gas fields, to the sale of crude and natural gas into the wholesale market.
Four modules cover the important Midstream Sector of the industry - the transportation and processing of oil and gas into products that meet market standards. The three oil modules include marketing & trading, crude transportation, by pipelines and crude tankers, and their refining into petroleum products. The gas module is devoted to the processing of produced gas into natural gas and gas liquid streams, the transportation of compressed gas in pipelines and the liquefaction of gas to form LNG and its transportation in ships to distant markets.
Three modules are devoted to the Downstream Sector of the industry - the end product markets. One covers the marketing and sale of petroleum products, another the distribution and sale of natural gas and the third an overview of the very interesting petrochemical industry.