Use of Naphtha & NGL as Feedstock

Full-day Workshop

This workshop will begin with a discussion of the significant end use applications for the major olefins feedstocks, including both chemical and non-chemical competition. It will include coverage of industry jargon and definitions, and other basic information about olefins feedstocks. This course will also have a high level discussion of feedstock economics for the main consuming processes and end uses, as well as the basics of feedstock market valuation and pricing.

This workshop will include an overview of regional feedstock availability supported by an analysis of feedstock production, consumption and trade, including freight implications and major supply drivers. Course attendees will learn how the major olefins feedstocks are consumed both by the petrochemicals industry and by other end users, and will provide insight about why the market values petrochemical feedstocks as it does.


One section offered: Tuesday, 20 March


Walt Hart, Ph.D., Vice President, Global NGLs Research & Consulting, IHS Markit
Debnil Chowdhury, Director, North America NGLs Research & Consulting, IHS Markit


8:00am – 5:00pm

What Delegates will receive:

  • Networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch, and breaks
  • Cocktail reception following the workshop
  • Hard copy of workshop presentations
  • Certificates of course completion upon request

Who is it for?

The course is designed for anyone requiring a thorough overview of the global NGL and naphtha feedstocks markets. These workshops are designed to be of interest from the chemicals, energy and refining industries, or to those in adjacent industries such as LPG retail, oil and gas upstream or midstream, automotive, chemical derivatives and financial services. The workshop is designed to be of interest and value to both technically and commercially oriented participants. Anyone looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding across chemical and energy value chains or those looking to gain strategic viewpoints on end-markets, processes, and trends will benefit.

Course attendees have diverse backgrounds, but examples may include business development managers, traders and shippers, high-level managers assuming commercial responsibility for feedstocks, project managers for infrastructure projects, business analysts for petrochemical, petroleum and natural gas companies, and new professionals entering the NGL or petrochemicals industries.

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