With rising oil and gas production taking place across North America, hydrocarbon transportation is proving more challenging than ever. The rise of MLP’s, more public involvement, and new production coming online from non-traditional regions have forced upstream and midstream players to work very closely in order to bring new production to market.

Through Bill C-69, legislation that recently passed, the federal government intends to replace the National Energy Board with the Canadian Energy Regulator and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada.  What does this mean for projects like the TransMountain pipeline?  As it stands, the new law will foreground environmental assessment processes and stakeholder consultation, including First Nations Consultation, over economic feasibility.  How will that affect your organization or your community?

This one-day pipeline fundamentals course will provide you with the fundamentals of how hydrocarbon transportation (i.e. the “midstream”) works, while delving into key issues — political, social, technological, and economic — affecting today’s midstream movements. This course was built in collaboration with a number of North American midstream operators and has become a signature Oak Leaf course.

Dates: TBD for autumn 2019 | Calgary & TBD | Alberta Innovates Technology Futures | George Eynon

Price: $995 + GST.
Early-bird Pricing (up to one month prior to course): $945 + GST
Course Level: Beginner/Introductory
Catering Included: Yes

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Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Hydrocarbon Transportation
  3. Pipeline Design and Construction
  4. Pipeline Construction and Operating Costs
  5. Pipeline Operations
  6. Hubs and Markets – How They Function
  7. Pipeline Monitoring
  8. Oil and Gas Storage
  9. Imports and Exports
  10. Focus on North America: Major Projects
  11. Rail: A Compelling Transportation Option
  12. Bill C-69 and its implications for various stakeholders

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand important terms & concepts
  • Gain broad knowledge of all aspects of transporting hydrocarbons; midstream industry: Markets, hubs, regulatory bodies, pipeline economics, and new pipeline markets

Support Materials & Assessment Tools

Who Should Attend?

  • People new to oil & gas
  • Professionals already involved in oil & gas looking for more comprehensive knowledge — i.e “the bigger picture”
  • Regulators
  • Government Agencies
  • Utilities
  • Energy Marketers
  • Midstream Energy Companies
  • Investors
  • Refineries
  • Consulting Groups

Testimonials and Course Rating

“The instructor was extremely knowledgeable. Answered all questions properly with background evidence. This was a great fundamental course that touched on all the basics that one would need to know.”
Monica Administrative Analyst
“I really enjoyed the course and will take Oak Leaf courses again!”
Heather Senior Policy Analyst
“I feel really lucky to have gotten this instructor! Wealth of knowledge, friendly, etc. This course exceeded all of my expectations. I will recommend it to anyone in the field.”
Jenny Senior Analyst Market Diversification
“Good, broad range of info presented. Great pace and knowledge of instructor. Kept session very well engaged.”
Claudiu Financial Analyst



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