The petrochemical industry is interlinked and developments in different parts of the petrochemical value chain can have an effect on your business.
Understanding the different petrochemical value chains and their end uses, how these chains interconnect, the processes and the raw materials for making petrochemicals, and what kind of changes are expected in the petrochemical business, will help you to make better informed business decisions.
Joining this course ensures that you can quickly get up to speed and gain the expertise you need to operate effectively in this complex market.
To view scheduled times for this course and to book a place, please visit our petrochemicals course calendar.
Not right for you? Try our Petrochemicals II & III courses.
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Benefits to you and your company:
As an highly interactive guide to the petrochemical industry and markets, this course explores petrochemical value chains in detail, looking at feedstocks and end uses.
By the end of the course, you will learn about:
During the course you will also have an opportunity to put some of the learning into practice. This helps reinforce the information given in presentations and helps you see how the different petrochemical chains interact. Excercises will also allow for group discussion on issues and topics not covered earlier in the course.
REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
Welcome & Introduction
Olefins and derivatives
Olefin chain exercise
Aromatics and derivatives
Petrochemicals - a changed world
Examining oil and its relationship with petrochemicals
Chemicals from coal
Welcome and recap of day 1
An introduction to natural gas, methanol and ammonia
Introduction to the chlor-alkali and vinyls chains
Introduction to petrochemical pricing
End of seminar
Courses in North America include a presentation on the North American petrochemicals industry.
Courses in Europe will cover REACH and its impact on the chemicals industry.
Courses in Asia include presentations on the fibres/fibre intermediates chain covering polyester, nylon and acrylic fibre and also a presentation on industry trends covering future outlook for China, India and Southeast Asia.
Barbara Ortner is Head of Market Reporting at ICIS pricing, the market-leading on-line price reporting service for the petrochemical industry.read more
Heather McGuire Doyle is the Managing Editor, Americas and works in the ICIS bureau in Houston.read more
John is a highly experienced journalist, who has been covering the chemicals industry for more than 15 years.read more
Malini Hariharan has over 20 years of experience in tracking and analysing the petrochemicals industry.read more
Nigel, a chemist by training, is Insight editor with ICIS and contributes regularly to the 24-hour online chemicals news service.read more
Paul has 20 years experience in the petrochemical industry working for Lyondell Basell and its predecessor companies, Basell, Montell and Shell Chemicals.read more
Peter Taffe, a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Leeds in Britain, has over 30 years of experience in analysing the chemicals industry.read more