Description of this introductory natural gas course
After years of deflated prices and careful cost management throughout the industry, natural gas experienced a recovery in late 2020 that continued for a couple of years. The rising prices lifted all industry boats, but in 2023 the price drifted downwards again. You are now in the middle of it all — a new employee maybe, or a government energy analyst, or perhaps a recent transfer to the natural gas team. The industry seems endlessly complex and you have a lot of questions. Where will prices go next? What factors affect price? What is the place of natural gas in an increasingly carbon constrained world? What will be the repercussions from the world’s second-largest gas producer (Russia) engaged in a long, drawn out war? What about recent war in Israel and Gaza? How will all of the above affect me & my organization? Are there other issues to be aware of? This is where Oak Leaf comes in. Attending our Natural Gas: Wellhead to Burner-Tip course will bring you up to speed on how the gas industry works, where the industry is headed, and what you and your organization need to look out for.
Two days with our expert instructor will provide you with solid, general knowledge of natural gas — from exploration, to production, to transportation, to end-use, to industry economics to regulation. You will grasp the importance of natural gas as a low-carbon fuel and feedstock, which valuable liquids may be produced with natural gas, and how governments regulate the industry. You will learn about the technologies used to extract, process, and transport natural gas. You will also discover what markets exist for natural gas and consider strategies to maximize profitability along the value chain. Finally, you will understand how world geopolitics are likely to affect gas markets in the coming months and years.
Taking theNatural Gas: Wellhead to Burner-Tip course will benefit anyone requiring a nuts & bolts introduction to natural gas or those who would profit from a review of this ever-changing industry.
Reasons to attend the Natural Gas: Wellhead to Burner-Tip course:
You are newly employed & need to learn natural gas basics.
You have returned to the natural gas industry & want to brush up on your knowledge.
You are experienced in other areas, but natural gas is a new aspect of your job.
Your function supports the natural gas team, so you require general industry understanding.
What you will learn in the Natural Gas: Wellhead to Burner-Tip course:
How natural gas is found, drilled, completed, produced, processed, transported, bought, sold, regulated & used
How technology, economics, regulation, environmental concerns, geopolitics & now viruses (biological & computer) can influence the natural gas industry
The components that determine natural gas prices & how to find profit opportunities
Why global LNG is growing & how this affects the long-established continental industry