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Three separate workshops: Petrochemical Market Fundamentals, Forecasting Techniques and Commercial Strategies for the Petrochemical Industry – Virtual

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Petrochemical market fundamentals, price forecasting techniques and commercial strategies workshop series

Get practical tools and methodologies based on the fundamental building blocks of the industry to effectively forecast price along the petrochemical value chain and gain commercial strategies to better inform your business decisions.

Taught by industry expert Larry Tan, these engaging petrochemical workshops offer you and the other participants hands-on, real-life scenario-based activities that provide immediate practice on what you have learned.

The workshops work best when taken together but are also available individually.
These workshops will be delivered through live, virtual instruction which you will access from your workstation from an online video conferencing platform. The platform and course are designed with different engagement activities allowing for an optimal learning experience. The curriculum is built in shorter sessions over a course of multiple days with each session.

Petrochemical Market Fundamentals

Gain the critical information and insights on industry fundamentals, understand changing feedstocks slates, process technology, market dynamics, and profitability drivers - all to help you make informed business decisions.
It also provides an overview of the megatrends impacting the industry in the 2020s like the impact on energy transformation by mobility, crude to chemicals and refinery integration, global impact on petrochemicals by China and plastics waste on demand.

Petrochemical Price Forecasting Techniques

Gain an overall understanding of petrochemical price definition and forecasting techniques, production cost analysis and inherent margin analysis - to assist the participants to become confident at forecasting for the short, medium and long term.

This course sets the participants to explore the underlying energy and feedstock values, both variable and fixed costs and other production cost models. The impact on inherent margin analysis on supply/demand balances, operating rates with recent market development and return on investment. The participants will be equipped with price forecasting techniques with some case studies on how to do costing, diagnostic checks, regional relationships and arbitrage and price netbacks.

Commercial Strategies for Petrochemical Industry

The dynamics of the global petrochemical industry are changing rapidly and in profound ways. There is more volatility in the markets and many industry participants are adjusting towards just in time sales and purchase agreements.

This workshop sets the participants in real-life sales and purchase case studies whereby they will be confronted with cost, pricing, volatility, netback, and logistics considerations - and they will be tasked to make decisions in this uncertain environment just like in real life. This is the only course of its kind in the industry that uses real-life case studies to highlight key commercial concepts to enable the participants to gain insights and to plan strategically as he/she faces challenges in the industry.

Virtual workshops include

  • Digital-PDF of course slides
  • 6-month access to the recording of the sessions for review
    Certificate of completion
  • Virtual course experience

Courses will be delivered through an online platform. There are no pre-launch steps you will need to take, simply click the link on the specified day and time and the application will launch in your browser. The platform does support cameras which will be optional for you to use. Our instructors will be on camera to ensure the most personal delivery of the curriculum. To enhance the virtual experience several activities will be included to get everyone engaged. All registrants will receive the access details by email closer to the course date.

System Requirements:


  • Intel Dual-Core CPU 2.XX GHz or AMD processor (2 GB of RAM recommended).
  • JavaScript and cookies enabled on browsers. Java isn't required for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users.
  • Internet Browser: Windows: IE 11 (32-/64-bit), Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome latest (32-/64-bit)


  • Mac OSX Intel CPU-based (2 GB of RAM minimum), JavaScript and cookies enabled on browsers, Oracle Java 6 to Oracle Java 8
  • Internet Browser: Mac OS X: Firefox 52 or later, Safari 11 and later, Chrome latest (32-/64-bit)
  • The video conference platform will need to access your speaker and microphone. A webcam is not required but welcome
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