Supply, Transportation, Regulations, Logistics and Storage of Oil & Gas Course


The oil and gas industry are a global business with a commitment to explore, produce, transport, and sell crude oil and natural gas from wells to end-users. To do this, oil and gas companies use a large variety of equipment that requires a supply of petroleum products. Oil and natural gas are pumped from the earth into a gathering system, and then sent through a network of pipelines to destination points where it is processed for use.

Natural gas is usually moved through pipelines or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tankers, while crude oil is often transported in mobile units called tankers before reaching its final destination by pipeline or ship. This IRES training course will provide you with a thorough grasp and knowledge of Downstream Oil and Gas Digital Transformation. You will also find out how the transportation industry is regulated.

Participants will learn skills and experience that will aid in their career development and advancement. This course will work on cases of different customers that have implemented digital oilfield solutions, trying to find out patterns of success factors for this market.


5 Days

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives and others in the oil and gas industry
  • Workers in the oil and gas field who want to learn about digital technology
  • Managers in charge of oil and gas assets in the downstream process
  • Petrochemical companies’ decision-makers
  • Those looking to invest in oil and gas infrastructure digitization
  • Any other professional with an interest in learning more about digital oil and gas fields

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, you will learn:

  • understand how to build a Digital solution in Oilfield
  • think strategically about future digitized business models in oil field operations
  • learn the value of transforming the value chain along with downstream to enable advanced analytics
  • tackle major challenges in the industry i.e., Data overload, Friction between data silos, and lack of automation
  • To get a sustainable competitive advantage in the industry by using digital technologies, especially cloud computing and machine learning,
  • Understand all parts of the value chain of petroleum and natural gas industries, from exploration and extraction to refining, storage and distribution.
  • improvement of operational efficiency, optimization of maintenance work through predictive analytics, through automation/the Internet of things (IoT), saving money for distribution companies (DCS) with the reduced risk profile

Course Outline

Module 1: Characteristics of the downstream oil and gas segment’s business

  • Oil Refining (Light Products, Medium Products, Heavy Products)
  • Supply and Trading
  • Product Marketing
  • Distribution.
  • Retail

Module 2: Overview of Activities in Downstream Oil and Gas

  • Crude oil refining
  • Fractionation of natural gas liquid
  • Pipeline transportation of natural gas liquids
  • Underground natural gas storage services
  • Onshore midstream gathering and compression

Challenges Facing the Downstream Oil and Gas Sector

  • Lack of digital implementation
  • Traditional infrastructure and less unified platforms
  • Reduced integration of global assets
  • Reactive maintenance and lack of predictive maintenance
  • Lack of real-time analytics of processes and Data migration challenges
  • The reluctance of management to accept digitalization of assets
  • Limited automation

Module 3: Opportunities | Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas 

  • Digital technologies (Visualizations systems to complex simulation models)
  • Asset life cycle digital management
  • Advanced analytical methods and smarter workflow processes

Areas for Digital Implementation in Downstream Oil and Gas

  • Exploration
  • Drilling
  • Maintenance
  • Health and safety
  • Processes (workflows, stock update, equipment Maintenance, production monitoring)

Benefits of Digitizing Oil and Gas Processes

  • Real-time data accessing and sharing
  • Ability to analyze the current state
  • Predict future trends and make optimization decisions
  • Automatic control capabilities

Module 4: Oil and Gas Logistics

  • Marine transport
  • Oil and Gas – Pipeline Transportation
  • Storage of oil in transportation
  • Delivery to the refinery procedure
  • Distribution of petroleum products
  • Dispatch control

Module 5: Oil and Gas Regulations

  • Oil and gas legal framework
  • Ownership of hydrocarbon
  • Right to exploration and extraction
  • Environmental issues
  • Understanding of different contracts
  • Joint venture agreements

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.