The Oil Trading and  Underlying Causes of Prices Fluctuations

An Intensive 3-Day Online Training Course

The Oil Trading and
Underlying Causes of Prices Fluctuations

Solving the Mystery of Oil Price

Scheduled Dates

30 Oct - 01 Nov 2023 Online $2,950
22 - 24 Apr 2024 Online $2,950
28 - 30 Oct 2024 Online $2,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

“West Texas Intermediate, the US marker, lost more than 250 per cent on Monday to trade as low as -$40.32 a barrel in a day of chaos in oil markets”-Financial times on 20th April 2020.

This was no fairy tale or horror movie, this is the real thing, it happened that the oil price went into the “subzero” category, which means that the people holding the May 2020 futures do not have the storage and the producers will have to pay for the oil to be taken of their hands.

How did this happen? Why?

Was it the OPEC+, Shale, or is it something else, something that started in 1983, was it maybe a Ponzi scheme in oil trading coming to its inevitable end, or it was geopolitics?

The answer is complex, and it is actually the combination of all of the above and a few other underlying causes that were always there, causes that tend to repeat themselves over the years and people for some reason just refuse to remove them. This 3-day online training course is there to help the people identify these causes, and hopefully manage to remove them in the future, without the need for billions of dollars write offs, layoffs, and market crashes.

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

At the end of this PetroKnowledge Online Oil & Gas training course, you will learn how to:

  • Identify underlying causes of oil price collapses
  • Understand the problem of “paper barrels”
  • Focus on the reserve capacity and actual demand
  • Realise the problem of “non-commercial” traders
  • Apply methods for Big Data analysis and its use for forecasting and identifying the Ponzi schemes
  • Improve the decision making, by forecasting the events based on complex behaviour

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online training course for?  

All individuals who have a role in Oil and Gas Trading, Exploration and Production:

  • Management Professionals
  • Traders
  • Financial managers
  • Bankers
  • Investors
  • Planners and
  • Operation personnel

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.

Daily Agenda

  • Define the actual demand and supply of oil
  • Recognise the problem of high CAPEX and low OPEX
  • Understand the oil projects decision process-real one, not theoretical
  • Learn the downfalls of oil trading by non-commercial traders
  • Reduce the Ponzi schemes within the oil and gas industry
  • Model a real customer behaviour and future requirements
  • Integrate the models for worldwide crisis management in oil supply
  • Too big to fail until they do
  • What are the producers not aware of?
  • What is the influence of geopolitics?


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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