The 13th ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Training Agenda The 13th ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Training Agenda

Base Oils Training Series

November 28-29, 2017

In addition to the conference, we are also offering the opportunity to take part in our Base Oils training series. You can reserve a spot at either one of these courses or you can attend both or if you would like to attend both the conference and training get in touch with us for our best rates. 

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Base Oils I: Fundamentals of the base oils business (November 28)

A day of introductory base oil training will help you navigate the maze and understand the basics of global base oil refining including terminology, crude requirements, solvent and hydroprocessing technology, product quality fundamentals, and market demand.

Key topics covered:

Global base oil refining, crude types, and manufacturing routes

API Groups I, II, III, IV, and V – what they mean, and are they still relevant?

Finished lubricants market segments & demand – where base oils are used

Future trends – GTL, bio-lubricants, re-refined oils, and more

Benefits of attending:

Understand the lubricant base oil market and its fundamental drivers

Grasp the key base oil manufacturing and product quality concepts

Learn about the similarities and differences among the different types of base oils

Get a glimpse into key trends in the base oil industry

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Base Oils II: Product Quality and Global Profitability (November 29)

The second course in the series will focus on engine oil qualities and its relationship to the sector and how it will influence profitability. By attending this course, you will gain a better understanding of base oil economics and global supply-demand balances enabling you to navigate competently into the dynamic market.

Key topics covered:

Base oils pricing mechanisms

Engine oil specifications and requirements

2025 base oil supply / demand forecast and methodology

Survival strategies in an oversupplied market

Benefits of attending:

Get a comparative understanding of the different groups of base oils 

Learn about profit analysis using current crude, base oil, and by-product prices

Forecast supply and demand balances for base oils

Get ideas for improved profitability whether buying, selling, or trading base oils

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About the Trainer:


Amy Claxton 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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