Oak Leaf Energy Training continues to offer CERI’s popular, cornerstone course, first presented almost 30 years ago. Revised and fully updated several times per year, this comprehensive 2-day seminar is presented by Oak Leaf’s veteran instructors — experts both in the field and in the classroom. The course gives the details about this ever-changing industry; the instructors provide the perspective of their industry and government experience.

The latest edition of the Wellhead to Burner-tip Natural Gas Course includes:

  • Basic definitions and explanations of natural gas — what natural gas is, how it is found, drilled, extracted, measured, shipped, bought, sold, and used
  • Comprehensive information on the Canadian natural gas resource base
  • The market dynamics determining natural gas prices & where those prices could be headed
  • New technical & economic information on shale gas plays, such as the Montney & Horn River in British Columbia & the Duvernay in Alberta
  • Current issues including LNG Canada development in BC & and the increasingly likely FID in 2020 for Goldwater LNG in Nova Scotia
  • Forecasted North American natural gas demand with an outlook of how that natural gas will be sourced
  • The most up-to-date statistics & data available on the Natural Gas industry, including today’s main players
  • Field trip to a Virtual Reality Lab to experience 3D reservoir simulation techniques
  • Visit to the Alberta Energy Regulator Core Research Centre

Key Details

Dates: TBA | Calgary |
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures |
Instructor – George Eynon
Price: CDN$1395 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (up to and including January 27, 2020): CDN$1295 + GST
Course Level: Beginner/Introductory
Catering Included: Yes

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Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Basic Concepts
  3. Measurement
  4. Resource Base
  5. Resource Dynamics
  6. Industry Overview
  7. Mineral Rights
  8. Exploration
  9. Production
  10. Transportation
  11. Consumption
  12. Market Dynamics

Key Learning Objectives

  • Master key terminology used in the industry
  • Analyze domestic & global natural gas resources
  • Grasp the complete process from acquiring land for exploration to transportation to consumption of natural gas
  • Understand various industry regulations & the rationales that underlie these regulations
  • Learn about trade & price management of natural gas in the world market
  • Perceive risks & challenges that arise from natural gas extraction, processing & delivery
  • Examine & review environmental best practices & recognize new challenges faced by industry from unconventional natural gas extraction

Support Materials & Assessment Tools

Who Should Attend?

  • People new to the energy industry
  • Professionals already working in energy who need a broader understanding of natural gas supply chain
  • Natural Gas Producers
  • Regulators
  • Government Agencies
  • Utilities
  • Energy Marketers
  • Midstream Energy Companies
  • Investors
  • Refineries
  • Land Owners
  • Consulting Groups
  • Business Analysts
  • Financial Planners
  • Auditors
  • Consultants
  • Planning Advisors
  • Supply Chain Personnel
  • Policy Analysts
  • Regulatory Analysts
  • Energy lawyers
  • List of positions of recent attendees

Testimonials and Course Rating

“George was very engaging and presented the material in a way that was easy to understand. He was extremely knowledgeable on the subject and welcomed questions of discussion.”
Michelle Project Manager
“Very comprehensive, great content.”
Babar Manager, Power
“Very well prepared. I wish I had taken this course when I first started in the Oil & Gas Industry.”
Stacey Energy Accountant
“Very well organized and provided a great natural gas 101 foundation.”
Sam Junior Administrator



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