If you already know the difference between Group I, Group II and Group III base oils, but aren’t sure of their product applications or key global suppliers, then Base Oils II can provide that understanding and background. A complication in the base oil world is the vast difference in supply quality between Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East, and other regions. Additionally, each region and each type of manufacturing has a different set of manufacturing economics. The base oils market currently faces an imbalance between the types of base oils refined versus types of base oils grades required for finished lubricants. Understanding the different factors causing this imbalance of supply and demand will help clarify the base oils market situation. Knowledge of industry drivers for next generation finished lubricants requirements, along with technical details around base oil viscosity – volatility relationships, will give you a better understanding of what the future holds.
Sign up for the Base Oils II- Product Quality and Global Profitability training course to 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.
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08.30 REGISTRATION + REFRESHMENTS
09.00 Welcome Safety & housekeeping announcements
09.05 I. Refresher: Key concepts from Base Oils I
10.00 II. Volatility Requirements – A Game Changer
11.00 III. Viscosity & Engine Oils: an overview
12.00 IV. Global Variations in Base Oils Quality
13.30 V. Base Oil Refinery Profitability
14.15 VI. Base Oil Pricing Mechanisms
15.00 REFRESHMENTS/OPEN FORUM Q&A
15.30 VII. Base Oil Forecasting Methodology
16.15 VIII. Trends: Oversupply Survival
16.45 Course evaluations & feedback
17.00 End of programme
Amy Claxton, P.E. is a registered professional Chemical Engineer and owns a consulting company called My Energy, specializing in consulting and training for the Base Oils, Waxes, and GTL industries. Her clients include publicly traded and privately held oil, gas, lube and wax companies, as well as law firms, venture capital firms, and other energy consulting companies. With over thirty years of experience in the refining industry, her expertise includes raw materials selection; manufacturing processes and economics; global supply and demand; and intellectual property analysis and support.
Prior to starting her own company in 2001, Ms. Claxton worked for Dow Chemical, Exxon, and ExxonMobil. Her assignments included plant engineering and managerial positions in chemical plants and refinery fuels, lube base oil, and wax units. She managed technical services for Exxon’s 500,000 barrel per day refinery in Baytown, Texas, with departmental oversight of 100 employees including chemical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineers.
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