“The Introduction to North American Upstream Oil & Gas Operations was an excellent opportunity to understand many technical and operational parts of the business I wasn’t familiar with.
Although I’m not an engineer, the course gave me many useful tools to understand the technicalities of the industry and now I can easily communicate with my contacts in the sector”.
Enrique Cornejo | Trade & Investment Officer | Oil and Gas |
British Embassy – UK Trade & Investment
We put this content together to give a basic background on oil and gas to professionals who are new to the industry or those interested in pursuing a career in oil and gas.
The materials were developed by senior industry professionals with decades of experience.
Having a strong knowledge foundation leads to increased engagement in interviews and networking, a faster learning curve on the job, and enhanced customer satisfaction in sales/service functions.
Whether you are looking to get a job in oil and gas or want to increase opportunities in your field through better knowledge of this complex industry, our Oil 101 course will help you achieve your goals.
Most oil and gas companies’ business structures are segmented and organized according to business segment, assets, or function.
The upstream segment of the business is also known as the exploration and production (E&P) sector because it encompasses activities related to searching for, recovering and producing crude oil and natural gas.
The upstream segment is all about wells: where to locate them; how deep and how far to drill them; and how to design, construct, operate and manage them to deliver the greatest possible return on investment with the lightest, safest and smallest operational footprint.
As its name implies, the midstream segment encompasses facilities and processes that sit between the upstream and downstream segments. These include processing, storage and transportation of crude oil and natural gas.
In most cases, oil and gas reserves are not located in the same geographic location as refining assets and major consumption regions. Transportation is a big part of midstream activities and can include using pipelines, trucking fleets, tanker ships, and rail cars.
Processing, transporting and selling refined products made from crude oil is the business of the downstream segment of the oil and gas industry. Key downstream business sectors include: Oil Refining, Product Marketing and Retail.
The downstream industry provides thousands of products to end-user customers around the globe. Many products are familiar such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, heating oil and asphalt for roads. Others are not as familiar such as lubricants, synthetic rubber, plastics, fertilizers and pesticides.
Who Should Take Our Oil 101 Online Oil and Gas Training Course?
Our Oil 101 training courses are geared towards people looking to get into the oil and gas industry, industry new-hires, and support staff looking to further their understanding of this dynamic and complex industry.
Graduates and Employment Candidates
If you are looking to pursue job opportunities in oil and gas, chances are you need to supplement your formal education or technical skills with industry specific knowledge from experts. This knowledge will make you a more knowledgable and effective interviewee and networker and display a strong commitment to gaining a foothold in the industry
New workers joining the oil and gas industry can accelerate their learning curve and performance with a more complete, big-picture understanding of how their new industry works. We use our experience in creating custom oil and gas training programs to meet your real-world needs.
Sales and Service Personnel
Educated and informed sales and service personnel communicate more effectively with customers, leading to better problem solving and higher degrees of customer satisfaction.
Who Are We?
EKT Interactive has been providing custom oil and gas training solutions to the oil and gas industry since 2010.
Our Oil 101 courses have been used by oil and gas integrated super-majors, large independents, as well as Big 6 accounting and other financial firms looking to increase knowledge of their auditors and analysts.
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