Hydrocarbon transportation is proving more challenging than ever in 2020. Industry’s need for new pipelines to move product to overseas markets has been questioned by various stakeholder groups, forcing project delays. Oil & gas prices remain low, and companies must keep tight control on costs to ensure profitability.

Through the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, legislation that passed on August 28, 2019, the National Energy Board was replaced by the Canadian Energy Regulator.  What does this mean for projects like the TransMountain pipeline?  As it stands, the new Act will foreground environmental assessment processes and stakeholder consultation, including First Nations Consultation, over project economics.  How will that affect your organization, your First Nation, or your region?

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

Key Details

DATE TBD | Calgary |
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures |
Instructor – George Eynon
Price: CDN$795 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (up to and including March 16, 2020): CDN$745 + GST
Course Level: Beginner/Introductory


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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