Petrochemical Fundamentals

The petrochemical industry is seeing transformational change. Understand the petrochemical process, the current state of the oil and gas markets, and the market and trends in petrochemicals.

At A Glance

Industry Segment Natural Gas, Oil
Course Level Introductory
CPE Credits 10
DTN Credits 6
Competency Path Certified Energy Professional, Natural Gas, Oil

What You Will Learn

This class will follow the industry from oil and gas production, through the creation of feedstocks, making the primary petrochemicals, conversion to intermediates and derivative petrochemicals, and finally the processes for making end-use products. Throughout the course, we will keep topics at a fundamental level while applying just enough “chemistry” to understand how molecular conversions occur. We will discuss what is happening with oil and gas markets and the markets and trends in petrochemicals.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone who would benefit from a complete overview of the petrochemical industry. Those in oil, gas or refining will learn how those sectors provide the feedstocks for petrochemical production. Participants in the finished products side of the industry will learn how they are made and the markets they serve. You do not need a chemistry background prior to attending.
New employees, or those newly assigned to responsibilities in the various aspects of the petroleum and petrochemical industries would find this course very helpful in understanding how the raw material inputs (crude oil, natural gas, coal, biomass) are converted into intermediates which are then used to produce the vast array of products that come from hydrocarbons. People supplying equipment to the industry, as well as schedulers, traders, pipeline personnel, and those in upstream, midstream, marketing, tax, legal, and information yechnology would find the content beneficial.