The 11th ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Training The 11th ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Training

Base Oils Training:15 - 16 May 2017

Prior to the conference ICIS are also offering the opportunity to take part in the Base Oils I: Fundamentals of the Base Oils Business and Base Oils II: Product Quality and Global Profitability training courses. You can reserve a spot at either one of these courses or you can attend both.



Base Oils I: Fundamentals of the Base Oils Business
(15 May 2017) - Download the Agenda Here

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

Reasons to attend:

  • 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

Base Oils II: Product Quality and Global Profitability
(16 May 2017) - Download the Agenda Here

By attending this course you will learn why engine oil qualities continue shaping all base oil sectors and what it means for the profitability of Group I, II and III producers. Base oil qualities are compared from various suppliers around the world, and base oil pricing and forecasting are reviewed. It will help you master the economics of base oils and global supply demand balances, enabling you to navigate 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

Reasons to attend:

  • 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

About the Trainer:



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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