Base Oils Training Course Series

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 lubes.

ICIS Base Oils training course series offers a comprehensive look into the different groups of base oils and the different technologies involved in base oils processing. The courses will help equip you with the fundamental knowledge and analytical concepts to help you navigate the markets effectively. View our training course series for base oils below:

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Fundamentals of the Base Oil Business

This one-day course will help you navigate the maze and understand the basics of base oil terminology, solvent processing and hydroprocessing manufacturing technology, product quality fundamentals, and key applications. Read more >>

Base Oils – Product Quality and Global Profitability

By attending this course, you will get a technical view of the qualities and measurements that describe base oils, and why they are necessary, as well as a look at various suppliers and qualities around the world. Read more >>

In-House Petrochemical Training

All of our Petrochemicals Training Courses can be offered as an in-house option.

Alternatively our courses can be tailor-made to suit the individual needs of your company. Click here to find out more or contact us if you have a question about corporate training.

Upcoming Base Oils Courses



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