Last week we took a step away from oil to discuss some basics of natural gas (yes, this is actually oil and gas 101). Now, to this point, we’ve talked about key components and functions of upstream and midstream. So you can imagine what is next!
This week we drill deeper into the Downstream segment of the oil and gas industry with podcasts discussing the 3 main functions of Downstream – Refining, Supply & Trading, and Petroleum Product Marketing.
It might also be a good idea to revisit our Introduction to Downstream if you missed it or just want to refresh.
Remember, these topics are also covered in our free Oil 101 e-learning modules where you can just sit back and watch the videos.
Upstream may be all about the wells, but crude oil as it comes out of the well is not of much use to us. It must be refined to produce the products the global economy demands.
In this 7-minute podcast, we will discuss:
- Why do we refine crude oil?
- The refining distillation process
- History of refining
In this episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will discuss the fundamentals of the supply and trading function of downstream oil and gas.
The global nature of the oil and gas business demands complex infrastructure to move crude, natural gas, and products around the world.
In this module, we discuss the S&T function as it pertains to supplying refineries and getting the refined products to market.
In this 12-minute podcast, we will discuss:
- What is Supply and Trading (S&T)
- Major risks associated with trading
- History of S&T in oil and gas
In this episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will discuss the fundamentals of the marketing function of downstream oil and gas.
The branded service station is the face of the oil and gas industry to much of the public. In this final segment of getting ‘Microbes to Markets’ we talk about not only retail, but also wholesale marketing channels.
In this 10-minute podcast, we will discuss:
- What is Petroleum Product Marketing
- Structure and Functions of Marketing Departments
- Wholesale and Retail Marketing Channels
- Evolution of Transportation Fuels
In oil and gas, there’s always more to learn…
These episodes mirror the e-learning modules that are available in our Oil 101 learning community, but without the slides, ebook, and video formats that are available to our members.
You need to join the community for that, but it’s all available for free!