Oil & Gas

“As a practical person, the whole product or program development process at Appleton Greene really appealed to me. Having worked as a consultant for a variety of different companies I am well aware of the practice of telling people the time and charging them for it, so it was a welcome change to spend some time developing something tangible. I didn’t need to take time off work and fully intended studying to become a Certified Learning Provider while working full time. However, I had worked intensively on some heavy projects for three years and was a bit battle weary and I needed to re-charge my batteries and the excitement of what I was doing at Appleton Greene took over. After a month I resigned from work and dedicated all of my time to Appleton Greene. I did register as an Associate Learning Provider as well and was offered some projects, but I decided to turn them down in order to focus on my own program. I qualified as a Certified Learning Provider within 6 months and now have an established client base. I also feel refreshed because I had plenty of time off during this six month period, without the pressures of day-to-day work. I appreciate that not everyone is in a financial position to do things this way, but I would certainly recommend it if you can.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Oil & Gas industry.

Oil & Gas
  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Apache Corp
  • BG Group PLC
  • BHP Billiton Ltd
  • BP Corporation
  • Canadian Natural Resources
  • Chesapeake Energy Corp
  • Chevron Corporation
  • China National Offshore Oil Corp
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • Dubai Petroleum Company
  • Ecopetrol
  • Egyptian General Petroleum Corp
  • EnCana Corp
  • ENI
  • EOG Resources
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Gazprom
  • Hess Corp
  • Iraq National Oil Company
  • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Marathon Oil Corp
  • National Iranian Oil Company
  • National Oil Company Libya
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
  • OAO Lukoil
  • OAO Rosneft
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Pertamina
  • Petrobras
  • PetroChina Co Ltd
  • Petroleo Brasilerio SA
  • Petroleos de Ecuador
  • Petroleos de Venezuela SA
  • Petroleos Mexicanos
  • Petroleum Development Oman LLC
  • Petronas
  • Qatar General Petroleum Corporation
  • Repsol YPF
  • Romanian National Oil Co
  • Royal Dutch/Shell
  • Saudi Arabian Oil Company
  • Shell
  • Shell Canada Ltd
  • Sinopec-China Petroleum
  • Sonangol
  • Sonatrach
  • Statoil
  • Talisman Energy Ltd
  • Total
  • XTO Energy
Oil & Gas

The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing petroleum products. The largest volume products of the industry are fuel oil and gasoline (petrol). Petroleum (oil) is also the raw material for many chemical products, including pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides, and plastics. The industry is usually divided into three major components: upstream, midstream and downstream. Midstream operations are usually included in the downstream category. Petroleum is vital to many industries, and is of importance to the maintenance of industrial civilization in its current configuration, and thus is a critical concern for many nations. Oil accounts for a large percentage of the world’s energy consumption, ranging from a low of 32% for Europe and Asia, to a high of 53% for the Middle East. Other geographic regions’ consumption patterns are as follows: South and Central America (44%), Africa (41%), and North America (40%). The world consumes 30 billion barrels of oil per year, with developed nations being the largest consumers. The United States consumes 25% of the oil produced. The production, distribution, refining, and retailing of petroleum taken as a whole represents the world’s largest industry in terms of dollar value. Governments such as the United States government provide a heavy public subsidy to petroleum companies, with major tax breaks at virtually every stage of oil exploration and extraction, including the costs of oil field leases and drilling equipment. The global oil storage industry has seen strong growth due to the increase in oil prices over the last decade. However, oil prices have witnessed a sharp dip due to the global economic crisis. The decline in profit margins due to decreasing oil prices and highly inflated asset values will affect future storage dynamics. The existing storage terminal operators are already experiencing a severe reduction in fresh investments in the market. Regional tax policies are also likely to affect any storage investments. Therefore, new entrants into the storage industry will face tough market conditions due to low profit margins. The rise in oil demand due to economic growth in South East Asia is likely to propel storage industry growth in the region. The lack of robust storage infrastructure in large oil consuming countries such as China is driving the oil storage industry in the region. China is one of the largest oil consumers in the world and in order to secure its future oil needs the country is increasing its crude oil storage capacity. China is building huge storage facilities to increase its oil reserve capacity and aims to set up reserves capable of meeting 90 to 100 days of domestic crude oil consumption. The value of the global oil and gas equipment and services market is deemed to be the revenues accrued by the manufacturers of equipment, including drilling rigs and equipment and providers of supplies and services to companies involved in the drilling, evaluation and completion of oil and gas wells. The global oil & gas equipment & services market has total revenues of $387.8bn, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7%. The manufacturers of oil rigs and drilling equipment segment is the market’s most lucrative, with total revenue of $121.2bn, equivalent to 31.3% of the market’s overall value. The performance of the market is forecast to accelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 9.2% for during the next five years, which is expected to drive the market to a value of $601.4bn.

Oil & Gas

“The tangible benefit of Appleton Greene products is knowledge. However, all of the knowledge in the world is of no use unless the recipients of this knowledge know what to do with it. Appleton Greene manages to ensure that this knowledge is implemented by employees into the work place and it then becomes a part of our business processes. This represents true value and is something that can be measured easily through clearly defined performance indicators.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Oil & Gas industry.