Oil 101 - An Introduction to Oil and Gas

Oil 101 - The Oil and Gas Learning Podcast. Oil 101 is the first podcast to focus on topics relevant to those who are looking to learn more about the oil and gas industry. Whether new to oil and gas, looking to get started in the industry, or someone just looking to learn more about their profession. In this podcast we will discuss the fundamental segments of the oil and gas industry - Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream. We then drill down further into specific functions including Exploration, Drilling, Production (E&P), Natural Gas, Refining, Supply and Trading, and Petroleum Product Marketing. After covering these key functions of oil and gas, we get into our 'What is..?' segment where we discuss topics such as, 'What is Upstream vs Downstream'. We look forward to being an integral part of your oil and gas training and a key to lifelong learning in this dynamic and complex industry.

8:22 2020-07-18
What is Downstream? In this episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will discuss the fundamentals of the Downstream segment of the oil and gas industry. Key Downstream business sectors include refining, supply and trading, and marketing. In this 8-minu...
3:30 2020-07-17
Conventional vs Unconventional Resources In this episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will briefly discuss the key differences between conventional and unconventional resources as they pertain to oil and gas drilling and production. In this 3.5-minut...
13:27 2020-07-15
What is Midstream? In this episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will discuss the fundamentals of the Midstream segment of the oil and gas industry. If Upstream is all about the wells, Midstream is all about processing, moving, and storing the produce...
6:14 2020-07-10
Oil 101 – What is Natural Gas? The first 10 episodes of the Oil 101 podcast have covered the ‘Microbes to Markets’ journey of getting hydrocarbons out of the ground, converting them to useful products, and bringing them to consumers. Now...
2:05 2020-07-10
What is the Nelson Complexity Index? In this brief 2-minute podcast, we discuss the Nelson Complexity Index as it pertains to refinery complexity in downstream oil and gas. Listen to Oil 101 – Nelson Complexity Index below or view all Oil 101 podcas...
9:52 2020-07-01
What is Upstream? In this first episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will discuss the fundamentals of the Upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. Upstream is all about the wells, but first you have to figure out where to drill. In this 12-minut...
3:48 2017-03-13
In this episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will discuss the origin of OPEC and what roll they play in the oil markets today. In this 4-minute podcast, we will discuss: What is OPEC? What led to OPEC’s formation? Who are OPEC members? How has ...
3:18 2017-03-13
In this episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will discuss the difference between contango and backwardation. The shape of the oil price curve has many implications in trading, storage plays, and physical investments. In this 3-minute podcast, we will...
3:42 2016-10-07
In this episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will discuss Natural Gas Liquids. Raw natural gas produced at the wellhead contains various heavier hydrocarbons that can be liquefied into condensate and removed from the natural gas stream. These are cal...
3:32 2016-05-25
In this episode of the Oil 101 podcast series, we will discuss what determines reportable reserves in an oil and gas company’s balance sheet. In this 3-minute podcast, we will discuss: Oil and gas reserves Proven and probable reserves US and Interna...
6:08 2016-02-24
Upstream vs Downstream The collapse of oil prices and subsequent layoffs in the Upstream oil and gas sector has led to an increase in people asking, ‘What is the difference between Upstream and Downstream?‘ We have received this question from ...
5:04 2016-02-09
Oil 101 – What is Crude Oil? The first 10 episodes of the Oil 101 podcast have covered the ‘Microbes to Markets’ journey of getting hydrocarbons out of the ground, converting them to useful products, and bringing them to consumers. Now w...