Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals

Full-day Workshop | Two sessions offered: Tuesday, 24 March and Friday, 27 March

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


While hot topic issues such as shale gas and tight oil in the US receive a lot of attention and press, it is imperative to have a good understanding of key industry fundamentals in order to appreciate how these issues impact profitability.

Over the course of a full day during the World Petrochemical Conference, the Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop includes:

  • A review of key industry fundamentals starting with the foundation of the petrochemical industry – feedstocks, including natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil fractions, naphtha, coal and renewables
  • A session on industry building blocks – olefins (ethylene, propylene, butadiene) and aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylenes) businesses
  • A discussion on key suppliers, demand profiles and pricing for:
    • Polyethylene (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE)
    • Polypropylene
    • PVC
    • Polystyrene
    • Polyester/PET 
    • C1-based chemicals synthesis gas (syngas)
    • Ammonia
    • Methanol
  • Clarification and a deeper understanding of the technical jargon commonly used in the petrochemical industry

What Delegates will receive:

  • Certificates of course completion (upon request)
  • Networking opportunities, including continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks
  • A printed color copy of the presentations in a workbook, which includes a glossary

Who should attend:

Anyone looking for an overview of the key elements and profitability drivers of the petrochemical industry, from industry newcomers to experienced workers needing a refresher course. The course is designed to be of interest to both technical and non-technical professionals involved in the petrochemicals industry, including:

  • Business analysts
  • Purchasing agents
  • Sales and marketing personnel
  • Researchers
  • Process engineers
  • Bankers and finance professionals
  • Lawyers
  • HR staff
  • Downstream processors
  • Fabricators