Base Oils Training Course Series

Base Oils I Virtual: 2-Nov-2022 to 4-Nov-2022 | Start Time: 10:00AM New York / 3:00PM London / 7:00PM UAE
Base Oils II Virtual: 8-Nov-2022 to 10-Nov-2022 | Start Time: 10:00AM New York / 3:00PM London / 7:00PM UAE

Course Overview

The ICIS Base Oils Training Course Series offers a comprehensive look into the different base oils groups and the different technologies involved in their processing. The courses will help equip you with the fundamental knowledge and analytical concepts to help you navigate the markets effectively.

Historically, the base oil business was straightforward and easy to understand. Most regions had only one type of base oils manufacturing and producers offered similar products. However, over the past decade, the rise of different base oils manufacturing processes led to multiple and very different base oils products from each process. This has created a difficult maze for refiners, marketers, supply managers, the shipping industry, and end-use customers – especially those new to lubricants – to navigate. To make sure you have a full comprehension of the industry as a whole, view our base oils training course series information below.

Base Oils I: Fundamentals of the Base Oils Business

This one-day modular course provides an overview of how base oils are made, of finished lubricant demand sectors, as well as insights into potential disruptors. This course will expand your industry knowledge and sets a foundation for technical, marketing, executive personnel across base oil, finished lubricants, additive, and supply chain industries.

Base Oils II: Quality Drivers, Forecasting and Global Profitability

By attending this course you will gain both technical and commercial insights into base oils markets, supply and demand forecasting, and quality variations by supplier. This course will help strengthen your ability to understand future trends and achieve your business goals.

Course fees

$1,350 per course (+UK VAT at 20%)*
$2,550 for the series (+UK VAT at 20%)*

Base Oils I: 2-4 November 2022 | 10.00AM New York / 3.00PM London / 7.00PM UAE (Americas/EMEA/GST)
Base Oils II: 8-10 November 2022 | 10.00AM New York / 3.00PM London / 7.00PM UAE (Americas/EMEA/GST)

REGISTER HERE (2-4 & 8-10 November 2022)

*NB: Please note all prices are per attendee and VAT is charged at 20%.

For group bookings of three or more please contact us:

Jerricor Dayrit Asia/Middle East
Tel: +65 6780 4321

Ali Ahmad Europe/Americas
Tel: +44 207 911 1478

What to expect in the training?

• The Base Oils interactive training course series offers a 360-degree view of the base oils business and its changing market dynamics.

• Study essential information on different base oils groups and the different technologies involved in their processing.

• Attending this course will provide you with a solid understanding of the industry and increased market awareness.


Amy Claxton - CEO, My Energy

Amy Claxton – CEO, My Energy

Amy Claxton is a registered professional Chemical Engineer and owns a consulting company called My Energy. With thirty five years in the refining industry, her expertise includes global crude oil quality assessment; fuels and base oil refining technology and economics; and base oil pricing and supply forecasting. In addition, she has 2 decades of expertise involving gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, economics, and intellectual property.

Prior to starting her own company in 2001, Ms. Claxton worked for Dow Chemical, Exxon, and ExxonMobil. After assignments in refinery fuels, chemical, and base oil operations, she became manager for technical services at Exxon’s Baytown, Texas refinery. During the Exxon – Mobil merger, Ms. Claxton was Exxon’s Corporate Base Oil Liaison for senior officials and lawyers at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Exxon, Mobil, and outside law firms.

Amy speaks regularly at global industry conferences and presents timely updates on topics of interest to the lubricant base oil, wax and gas-to-liquids industries. She is known for her ability to explain technical information in a concise and jargon-free manner.

Bespoke Training Solutions

ICIS works alongside our clients to create bespoke training courses that mould our expertise and your specific needs. We’ll pinpoint the current expertise of your employees, areas for improvement, and your business goals, and develop a training course that will bring tangible benefits to your business.

Our custom training courses are delivered as interactive workshops, focusing on the products, concepts and issues that are most relevant and beneficial to you.

  • Save money on transportation and accommodation, with training at a convenient location
  • Flexibility – you determine the length and duration of the sessions
  • Interactive workshops with hands-on exercises, to reinforce key skills, techniques and concepts
  • Take-away the course materials, presentations and background information for future reference

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