Midstream Oil and Gas Fundamentals

The midstream sector is changing worldwide and most dramatically in North America. Take this course and get a working knowledge of oil and gas gathering, processing, pipelines and storage facilities, as well as the history, evolution and forward trends of these business areas.

At A Glance

Industry Segment Natural Gas, Oil
Course Level Introductory
CPE Credits 14
DTN Credits 6
Competency Path Certified Energy Professional, Natural Gas, Oil

What You Will Learn

Topics focused on include:

  • Crude oil and natural gas gathering and processing/refining.
  • Pipeline infrastructure, operations and trends.
  • Marine and rail transport options.
  • Storage facilities and operations.
  • Crude oil and natural gas marketing and trading.
  • Evolution of the Master Limited Partnership.
  • LNG operations, markets and major projects.
  • Trends toward midstream differentiation.

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for companies and individuals interested in understanding how the midstream sector provides an integral link between the upstream and downstream sectors. Companies benefiting from this program often provide services and materials which make possible the midstream transportation, storage and wholesale marketing of crude, gas and refined products. These include:

  • Pipeline developers
  • Rail providers (big rail and shortline)
  • Rail car suppliers
  • Trucking companies
  • Barge companies
  • Terminal developers and operators
  • Transloading providers
  • Gathering/processing companies
  • Logistics companies
  • Technology providers

Any firm affected by midstream operations and their economic impact will benefit, including:

  • Crude and gas buyers, traders and marketers
  • Refinery/gas plant managers
  • Landmen
  • Lease negotiators
  • Pipeline schedulers
  • Supply and distribution staff
  • Tariff managers
  • Condensate marketers
  • NGL traders/marketers