The 21st ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Base Oils Training - day 1 The 21st ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Base Oils Training - day 1

Training Course: Fundamentals of the Base Oils Business

13 February 2017 - Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London, United Kingdom

Join ICIS for a day of introductory base oil training, which will help you navigate the maze and understand the basics of base oil terminology, solvent processing and hydroprocessing manufacturing technology, product quality fundamentals, and key applications.

Key topics covered in course:

  • Base oils manufacturing: solvent processing
  • Base oil product quality fundamentals
  • Demand segments and finished lubricants
  • Future trends for base oils

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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 future perspectives on the base oil industry


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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