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Introduction to Midstream

Fundamentals of oil and gas midstream business | Est. Length: 2 hr

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The oil and gas midstream industry is a tightly knit community. Gaining access to it requires knowing the lingo and being able to communicate intelligently. This course starts students on that road. This course provides students with a concise overview of the oil and gas midstream industry.

We will start by discussing the oil and gas properties, and then we will move on to cover the fundamentals of pipelines, terminals and transportation. More specifically:

  • Types of Pipelines
  • Pipeline Value Chain
  • Industry Dimensions
  • Crude Oil Gathering and Mainlines
  • Pipelines and Terminals
  • Natural Gas Gathering
  • Other Transportation Modes

By the end of this course students will have an understanding of oil and gas value chain and the role of midstream in that value chain.

Audience:

This course is geared towards those who are new to the oil and gas industry or those who work with or provide equipment, materials, or services to the oil and gas industry and want to understand it better.

Pre-requisite: none

Length:

1:30 hr video lectures

30 mins quiz

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Your Instructor


Tom Miesner
Tom Miesner

With over 35 years of experience in oil and gas, Tom enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience through his video courses, in-classroom training, books, advisory in several industry organizations and speaking engagements.

Tom served for seven years as President of Conoco Pipe Line Company and three years as Chairman of Explorer Pipe Line Company. Tom has also served as Chairman of both the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of Explorer Pipe Line Company, and on the Board of Directors of Conoco Pipe Line Company, Continental Pipe Line Company, Conoco Offshore Pipe Line Company, Yellowstone Pipe Line Company, Pioneer Pipe Line Company, and Sentinel Transportation Company.

Tom's books include Oil and Gas Pipelines in NonTechnical Language by PennWell Published in 2006, and the soon to be published Natural Gas Local Distribution Pipelines in NonTechnical Language which will be released in late 2016.

Tom has taught over 100 classes about midstream topics, both publicly and for private clients, from his repertoire of 20 different courses. He has also twice presented to National Academy of Science Study groups investigating oil pipeline matters.


Class Curriculum


  Welcome to the course
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  Types of Pipelines
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  Pipeline Value Chain
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  Industry Dimensions
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  Crude Oil Gathering and Mainlines
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  Pipilines and Terminals
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  Natural Gas Gathering
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  Other Transportation Modes
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  Additional Resources
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  Quiz
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  Course Feedback
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  Completion Certificate
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does 12 months access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months as often as you'd like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Tom Miesner has taught midstream courses for students from several companies including: TransCanada Pipeline; Tesoro Logistics; Botas International Limited; Buckeye Pipeline; Colonial Pipeline; Lyondellbasell; Interterstate Natural Gas Association of America; Assocation of Oil Pipelines; American Petroleum Institute; Phillips 66 Partners; Enbridge Pipeline; Shell PIpeline; BP Pipelines North America; Sunoco Logistics, Chevron Pipelines, Kinder Morgan, Pipeline Research Council International, US Department of Justice, US Environmental Protective Agency, to name a few.

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