3 Streams: Hydrocarbons Essentials offers essential knowledge about the oil and gas sector, covering upstream, midstream, and downstream activities. Over five days, you will learn about the activities occurring all along the Oil & Gas value chain: exploration, drilling, production, transportation, storage, refining, end-use, and regulation. Each course day will be led by an expert in the area.

There will be activities, video clips, group case studies, and brief knowledge assessments throughout the course. Participants should bring laptops for Excel modelling exercises (all models developed and provided by Oak Leaf). Each participant will receive an information-filled course binder.

Key Details

April 8-12 (five days) | Calgary | Alberta Innovates Technology Futures | Instructors TBA

Price: $4500 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (Registered a month in advance): $4250 + GST
Course Level: Intermediate
Catering Included: Yes
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Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview
  3. Measurement & Conversions
  4. Resources & Reserves
  5. Resource Ownership
  6. Oil & Gas Agreements
  7. Oil & Gas Exploration
  8. Oil Drilling & Production
  9. Natural Gas Drilling & Production
  10. Oil Transportation
  11. Gas Transportation
  12. Hydrocarbons Storage
  13. Liquefied Natural Gas
  14. Gas-To-Liquids
  15. Oil, Gas, & NGL Markets
  16. Refining
  17. Petroleum Products
  18. The Downstream Sector & the Public
  19. Regulation in all three streams
  20. Market Fundamentals, Economics, and Prices — future directions

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand important terms & concepts
  • Gain broad knowledge of all aspects of oil & gas across all sectors including: upstream, midstream, and refining
  • learn how regulation affects the industry in all three streams
  • Consider industry economics, where oil & gas prices are headed and why
  • Grasp how the larger industry affects you in your specific work context

Support Materials & Assessment Tools

Who Should Attend?

  • People new to the oil & gas industry
  • Professionals already involved in oil & gas looking for more comprehensive knowledge — i.e “the bigger picture”
  • Regulators
  • Government Agencies
  • Investment Firms
  • Consulting Groups
  • Energy Companies
  • Advisors
  • Policy Analysts
  • Energy lawyers
  • Business Analysts
  • Financial Planners
  • List of positions of recent attendees

Testimonials and Course Rating

“As expected, the course was exactly as I needed for my job. I learned a lot. I was able to make a lot of connections in things I’ve learned over the years”
Valerie Community Relations Advisor
“I really enjoyed Alan’s extensive knowledge base”
Krysten Business Development (Petrochemicals)


Oak Leaf Energy Training offers oil and gas training courses and renewable energy courses across Canada –
Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Regina, Vancouver and Toronto.