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Crude Oil & Product Trading

Description:

This world class experiential training course combines the use of engaging presentations and practical computer trading simulations to explain the specifics of physical oil, oil product markets and electronic trading. The revolutionary trading simulator ‘Ignite’ ensures practical hands on experience of ‘real market scenarios’ in a unique three day learning experience. We review current events and describe the relationship between the physical and paper markets, helping delegates understand the commercial opportunities and risk management strategies available to traders. It is an opportunity to expand your network by learning alongside candidates from various companies and backgrounds. The course facilitators are former traders who will develop your ability to understand and trade the crude oil and products markets. Delegates will leave the course with a solid understanding and practical experience of oil trading concepts.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:

  • basics of oil markets and trading best practice
  • Brent futures, BFOET and Dated Brent
  • physical products and crude, geographies, freight and arbitrage
  • refining and margin hedging
  • forward markets, time spreads, storage optionality and optimisation
  • trading futures using technicals
  • hedging, floating prices and managing price exposure

Who should attend:

  • Oil industry staff working supply, trading risk management, refining, finance, transportation and E&P
  • Oil trading and distribution companies
  • Energy-related government departments
  • Purchasing, planning and finance departments in major energy consumers
  • Energy publications
  • Bankers, accountants, auditors and others associated with oil companies and oil financing
  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • Face-to-face
  • 0 CPD points
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  • £2,995 + VAT
  • Singapore
Dates available:

TBC
16 – 18 September 2020

  • $3,995
  • New York
Dates available:

24 – 26 June 2020
30 November 2019 – 2 December 2020​

  • £2,750 + VAT
  • London
Dates available:

TBC
13 – 15 November 2020​

International Oil Trader Academy - Module 2

Description:

The course covers physical oil, oil product markets and electronic trading using an innovative programme that utilises a revolutionary trading simulator that ensures practical hands on experience of ‘real market scenarios’ in a unique five day learning experience. It is an opportunity to expand your network by learning alongside candidates from various companies and backgrounds. The course facilitators are former traders who will develop your ability to understand and trade the crude oil and products markets.  Participation in complex individual and team simulations.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- basics of oil markets and trading best practice; Brent futures, BFOE and Dated Brent; physical products and crude; refining; refining margins; cracks; forward markets; swaps; time spreads; storage optionality and optimisation; trading futures using technicals; hedging & floating prices; geographies and arbitrage; freight and hedging arbitrage.

  • £3,500 + VAT
  • London

Dates available:

27 – 31 July 2020

  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • Face-to-face
  • 0 CPD points

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Gas & Power Trading

Description:

The course covers gas markets and electronic trading using an innovative programme that utilises a revolutionary trading simulator that ensures practical hands on experience of ‘real market scenarios’ in a unique three day learning experience. It is an opportunity to expand your network by learning alongside candidates from various companies and backgrounds. The course facilitators are former traders who will develop your ability to understand and trade the gas markets.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- flat price trading; spread trading; pipelines; storage.

  • £2,750 + VAT
  • London
Dates available:

17 June – 19 June 2020

  • £2,750 + VAT
  • London
Dates available:

9 – 11 December 2020

  • Gas & Power
  • Face-to-face
  • 0 CPD points

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LNG Trading & Hedging

Description:

The course covers physical LNG, gas markets and electronic trading using an innovative programme that utilises a revolutionary trading simulator that ensures practical hands on experience of ‘real market scenarios’ in a unique three day learning experience. It is an opportunity to expand your network by learning alongside candidates from various companies and backgrounds. The course facilitators are former traders who will develop your ability to understand and trade the LNG market.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- Global LNG Market Developments; Mechanics of shipping and operations; Mechanics of trading; LNG Trading Opportunities; Risk management and forward curves; Managing LNG complexities; Advanced trading and pricing strategies.

  • £2,995 + VAT
  • London

Dates available:

14 – 16 July 2020

  • £2,995 + VAT
  • London

Dates available:

14 – 16 October 2020

  • LNG
  • Face-to-face
  • 0 CPD points

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LNG Trading from Strategy to Practice

Description:

The course helps attendees meet the challenges of LNG Trading which is the most dynamic area of the fast growing LNG industry. Providing context of a market that is rapidly expanding, building an understanding of changing regional flows, building an understanding of traditional and unique hedging instruments and specialised contracts. The course is an innovative programme that utilises a revolutionary trading simulator that ensures practical hands on experience of ‘real market scenarios’ in a unique three day learning experience. It is an opportunity to expand your network by learning alongside candidates from various companies and backgrounds. This programme provides an outstanding solution through the combined efforts of facilitators drawing on their experience in Energy Trading, LNG consulting, brokerage and intelligence services.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- Global LNG Market Developments; Mechanics of trading; LNG Trading Opportunities; Optimisation of LNG Storage and Shipping; Contractual procedures of LNG Trading; Risk management and forward curves; Managing LNG complexities; Advanced trading and pricing strategies.

  • LNG
  • Face-to-face
  • 0 CPD points
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  • USD $4,000
  • Singapore
Dates available:

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  • USD $4,000
  • Houston
Dates available:

TBC

  • USD $4,000
  • Tokyo
Dates available:

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Trading Fundamentals

Description:

This introductory online course will cover the basics of trading, what it is, who participates in it and what people actually trade from a Gas & Power perspective. It also delves into the world of risk management and trading discipline.

It is recommended that this module is the first in the series to be completed, particularly for those users new to the subject area.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- why people trade; common trading terms and phrases and what they mean; the different types of Gas & Power contracts that people trade; what is risk and how do traders manage risk; trading best practise.

Duration:

Approx. 1 hour

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  • Gas & Power
  • £50
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point
  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • £50
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point

Introduction to Derivatives and Spreads

Description:

This online course will go into more detail around what derivatives are and how they are used by traders. It will also introduce the concept of spread trading, forward curves and market structure.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- the differences between the four main types of derivative contract; how traders use derivatives in their day to day roles; what spread trading is and why it is becoming so popular; what is meant by the phrase forward curve; what is market structure and how do traders use it to make money.

Duration:

Approx. 1 hour

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  • Gas & Power
  • £50
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point
  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • £50
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point

Introduction to Commodity Options

Description:

This online course gives you an overview of Commodity Options; what are they, how we value them, what is volatility and how might we use options.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:

  • What a put and a call are
  • Basic option terminology
  • The different factors impacting the value of a paper option
  • Different options valuation models
  • Why volatility and time are so important
  • What ‘greeks’ are and why they are important to a trader
  • Some basic paper option trading strategies

Duration:

Approx. 2 hours

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  • All
  • £100
  • Online
  • 2 CPD points

Introduction to Physical Cargo Trading

Description:

This online course will introduce the world of physical cargo trading. Why it is different from trading derivatives and how it creates opportunities for a trading organisation.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:-  what in meant by physical cargo trading;  physical delivery terms;  supply/demand drivers for physical cargo trading; contractual considerations for physical cargoes; how physical cargoes are priced; how traders make money from trading them.

Duration:

Approx.45 – 60 mins

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  • LNG
  • £50
  • Online
  • 0 CPD credits
  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • £50
  • Online
  • 0 CPD credits

Introduction to Physical Cargo Hedging

Description:

This online course will introduce the concept of hedging physical cargoes using derivatives, the different exposures created by alternative pricing terms and bases and how these can be effectively managed by a trader.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- what basis risk is; how using derivatives to hedge is used by physical cargo traders to offset price risk; the difference between hedging fixed price and floating priced cargoes; how and why hedges are dynamically adjusted as the risk profile of the underlying physical cargo changes.

Duration:

Approx. 1 hour

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  • LNG
  • £50
  • Online
  • 0 CPD credits
  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • £50
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point

Introduction to Physical Arbitrage

Description:

This online course will provide you with an introduction to arbitrage, what it is, how it is executed and the financial benefits of completing an arbitrage transaction.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- what arbitrage is; how it is conducted; chartering terms; economics of arbitrage transactions.

Duration:

Approx.45 – 90 mins

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  • LNG
  • £50
  • Online
  • 0 CPD credits
  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • £50
  • Online
  • 0 CPD credits

Advanced Physical Arbitrage

Description:

This online course examines the different risk profiles created in arbitrage transactions when the oil contracts have floating prices. It explains how traders manage the initial risk on these transactions and then how the hedges are adjusted as the physical cargoes price in/out.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- the difference between fixed and floating priced arbitrage; how hedging can lock in any margin when cargoes have floating prices; how to choose the correct hedging instrument and then hedge at the appropriate time; when to unwind any hedges and the consequences of not doing so.

Duration:

Approx. 1 hour

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  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • £75
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point

Introduction to Pipelines and Power Interconnectors

Description:

This online course will explain how the physical links between markets are valued and how traders can extract additional value through the optimisation of these assets.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- what pipelines and power interconnectors are and how they are used by different groups; interconnector economics and common associated terms; what fixed/variable costs are and how they impact traders decisions and how a trader uses derivatives to optimise pipelines and power interconnectors.

Duration:

Approx. 1 hour

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  • Gas & Power
  • £50
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point

Introduction to Storage

Description:

This online course will explain how traders use storage to extract value from a forward curve along with the general economics and terminology that are involved with commodity storage trading.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- what storage is and how it is used by different groups; storage economics and common associated terms; how market structure affects a traders decision to store a commodity.

Duration:

Approx. 1 hour

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  • Gas & Power
  • £50
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point
  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • £20
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point

Advanced Storage

Description:

This online course examines how storage is hedged and optimised effectively when the physical cargoes have floating prices. It looks at the difference between the intrinsic and extrinsic values of storage and how this changes as the forward curve moves.

Objective:

After completion of this course you will understand:- how fixed and floating priced cargoes affect how a storage play is hedged; choosing the correct instrument to hedge a storage play; what is meant by intrinsic and extrinsic value and how this changes according to market structure.

Duration:

Approx. 1 hour

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  • Oil – Crude & Products
  • £75
  • Online
  • 1 CPD point
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