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Base Oils Training Series

13-14 October 2019

In addition to the conference, we are also offering the opportunity to take part in our Base Oils Training Series. You can reserve a place at either one of these courses, or attend both for the full knowledge offering.

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Base Oils I: Fundamentals of the Base Oils Business (13 October)

A day of introductory base oil training will help you navigate the maze and understand the basics of global base oil refining including terminology, crude requirements, solvent and hydroprocessing technology, product quality fundamentals, and market demand.

Key topics covered:

  • Global base oil refining, crude types, and manufacturing routes • API Groups I, II, III, IV, and V – what they mean, and are they still relevant?
  • Finished lubricants market segments & demand – where base oils are used
  • Future trends – GTL, bio-lubricants, re-refined oils, and more

Benefits of attending:

  • Understand the lubricant base oil market and its fundamental drivers
  • Grasp the key base oil manufacturing and product quality concepts
  • Learn about the similarities and differences among the different types of base oils
  • Get a glimpse into key trends in the base oil industry

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Base Oils II: Product Quality and Global Profitability (14 October)

The second course in the series will focus on engine oil qualities and its relationship to the sector and how it will influence profitability. By attending this course, you will gain a better understanding of base oil economics and global supply-demand balances enabling you to navigate competently into the dynamic market.

Key topics covered:

  • Base oils pricing mechanisms
  • Engine oil specifications and requirements
  • 2025 base oil supply / demand forecast and methodology
  • Survival strategies in an oversupplied market

Benefits of attending:

  • Get a comparative understanding of the different groups of base oils
  • Learn about profit analysis using current crude, base oil, and by-product prices
  • Forecast supply and demand balances for base oils
  • Get ideas for improved profitability whether buying, selling, or trading base oils

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About the Trainer:

Dr. H. Ernest Henderson received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Windsor in 1977, after which he spent nearly 20 years with Imperial Oil and Exxon in Research, Marketing, Logistics and Technical Services activities both domestically and internationally.

In 1997, Dr. Henderson joined Petro-Canada as Manager for their Group III research and technical developments, and later was Research Director at Syntroleum Corporation for their Fischer-Tropsch GTL upgrading programs. During his 40+ year career, Dr. Henderson has also been Technical Manager for YUBASE Group III base stocks, Fluid Technology Manager for CITGO and Director of Technology for Lubrication Technologies.

In 2011, Dr. Henderson re-launched K&E Petroleum Consulting, LLC. His broad range of base oil expertise includes Group I, II, III, IV (PAO) and re-refined and their application with finished lubricants. His company operates on a national and international basis, specializing in base stock management, strategic planning, new product and process development, Supply Chain management, formulation cost control, raw materials sourcing, patent litigation and training.

Dr. Henderson is a Fellow of the STLE and the Chemical Institute of Canada, a member of SAE and participant in API, AFPM, BLM, ASTM, SAE, STLE, ICIS and ILMA activities. His involvement with ICIS spans nearly 2 decades as a speaker, conference chairman and a lecturer with the ICIS Base Oil Educational program series.

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Training Courses Fees

Standard Booking Fee
(after 8 August)

Base Oils I Training [13 October]

$1,750 (+5% VAT*) = $1,837.50

Base Oils II Training [14 October]

$1,750 (+5% VAT*) = $1,837.50

Base Oils I & II Training [13-14 October]

$3,300 (+5% VAT*) = $3,465

 Book 3 places for the price of just 2! For more information: Contact Jerricor
*Please note all prices are per attendee and VAT is charged at 5% for all attendees. VAT registered in United Arab Emirates (VAT NO: 100480817400003)
What your training pass includes:  
  • Admission to the training course(s) you have selected when registering
  • Training documentation including presentations supplied by the trainer
  • Refreshments and lunch for the day(s) you have registered
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