Crude Oil Market Transformation

Learn how the U.S. crude oil resurgence is impacting global supply, demand, logistics and trading.

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At A Glance

Industry Segment Oil
Course Level Introductory
CPE Credits 13
DTN Credits 6
Competency Path Certified Energy Professional, Oil

What You Will Learn

This critical two-day course will give you an integrated understanding of the quickly changing North American and global crude oil supply picture. During this course you’ll achieve a very rigorous understanding of the what, who, and how at every level of the US, Canadian and global crude oil infrastructure and what it means to the market participants both domestically and globally.
You will leave this course with a solid and immediately useful understanding of:

  • Macroeconomics of worldwide energy complex. What is driving oil prices?
  • The evolving North American crude oil revolution.
  • The implications of a crude oil independent North America.
  • The changing North American logistics and crude oil distribution system.
  • The impact of new pipeline capacity as well as reversals.
  • The resurgence of the rail industry in the crude oil distribution network.
  • The changing international trade flow and how it changes the economics around the world.
  • The changing valuation of various crude oil categories and the implications on the refining side of the business.
  • The changing Brent/WTI spread relationships.
  • The evolving Cushing and mid-West crude oil inventory pattern.
  • A thorough understanding of how the changing crude oil landscape is changing all of the pricing interrelationships and what that means to the entire global oil markets.
  • And much more.

Who Should Attend

  • Major oil and large independent:
    • Refiners
    • Marketers
    • Supply and distribution personnel
    • Exchange personnel
    • Risk managers
    • Asset and non-asset traders
  • Hedge funds, prop traders and financial traders
  • Every-level of the trading community, both physical and financial
  • Transportation companies at every level of the crude oil infrastructure
    • Pipeline
    • Rail
    • Trucking
    • Shipping (both ocean-going and barge)
    • Vessel brokers
  • End-Users
    • Government agencies – Federal/State/Municipal
    • Refiners
  • Lenders to the oil industry
  • Futures and OTC brokers
  • Media companies
  • Oil reporters
  • Oil analysts