The Oxford Princeton Programme Expands 2007 Curriculum With Public Courses Geared to Growing Demand in International Energy Sector

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The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc, continues to expand its worldwide offerings of courses geared to the evolving needs of the energy, commodities and derivatives sectors. Read on to learn of our curriculum additions in 2007: Public courses debuting in North America, Public courses debuting in Asia, Brand new courses launching in Europe and North America.

The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc, the world's leader in training solutions to the energy, commodities and derivatives industries, is pleased to announce the 2007 debut of public courses in North America, Europe and Asia. Some are recent successful additions launching into new regions whilst others are brand new offerings developed to meet gap needs identified through delegate feedback and market research.        

"We are committed to an ever evolving curriculum that reflects shifts in the marketplace," says Clara Lippert, President and CEO of The Oxford Princeton Programme. "Product development remains a top priority and we rely on both faculty and customer input to guide us through a myriad of energy-related topics and themes."

Courses coming to North America for the first time:

LPG Trading and Pricing - Shipping, Contracts and Price Risk Management

25-27 April 2007 * Houston, Texas

This course enables an LPG business professional to upgrade his/her comprehension and fluency. Presented in conjunction with Richardson Lawrie Associates, an international firm of maritime economists and business consultants, this three-day workshop covers a wide scope, including the effects of new supply sources, pricing structures on international trade, emerging downstream markets and the uses of LPG.

International Oil Trading - A Practical Approach to the Legal Issues for Successful Management of Claims and Disputes

30 May - 1 June 2007 * New York, New York

Problems often arise with international shipping and trading contracts, and handling these disputes can be laborious. With this hands-on course, delegates work through an analysis of current and precedent practices. Using case studies and exercises, the LNG professional will learn to draft, interpret and operate oil trading contracts in order to minimize the risk of disputes.

Tanker Ownership and Chartering - Advanced Strategies and Risk Management

18-20 June 2007 * Houston, Texas

Ideal for delegates who desire an in-depth understanding of the tanker industry, specifically in contracts and pricing strategies, this three-day workshop includes hand-on training. Using case studies and practices sessions, professionals will learn of specific techniques and crucial tactics.

Courses coming to Asia for the first time:

Lubricants Refining and Manufacturing

12-15 March 2007 * Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In four days, delegates will obtain a firm understanding of lubricant baseoil manufacturing technologies, processing schemes, operations and economics. This course was designed to cover the various types of baseoil manufacturing processes. Lubricant blending methods, lubricant packaging and distribution are also included.

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Technology

20-22 August 2007 * Beijing, China

For the first time in China, this three day workshop will encompass gasoline and diesel fuel technology. Discussions include refining, blending, specifications, performance, environmental aspects and the use of additives. Current and future challenges faced by the motor manufacturers, oil and additive industries will also be addressed.

Total Risk Management in the International Oil and Derivatives Market

29 October - 1 November 2007 * Singapore

This four day workshop focuses primarily on the array of risk involved with trading. In addition to a comprehensive review of the market, delegates will study techniques and trading instruments. Case studies correspond with each technique to explain the management of risk. A continuous study throughout the course will enable delegates to manage a portfolio of their own.

Brand New Courses from The Oxford Princeton Programme:

Technical, Commercial and Operational Aspects of Oil Refining

26-30 March 2007 * Oxford, England

This five-day intermediate course extends beyond refinery economics to encompass the aspects critical to successful implementation. Throughout the course, delegates participate in a refinery simulation, whereby they select and purchase optimal crude cargoes, schedule the cargoes into inventory as they simultaneously generate the refinery operations schedule and nominate finished product sales.

North American Natural Gas Transportation and Storage

2 May 2007 * Houston, Texas

12 September 2007 * Denver, Colorado

Specially designed for the North American market, this daylong workshop covers the crucial role of pipelines in the natural gas industry and their dynamic effect on economic decisions. Delegates are awarded eight CPE credits for this course.

Oil Trading Orientation

22-24 May 2007 * Houston, Texas

Before any major trading decisions can be made, a solid understanding of the fundamentals is crucial. This three-day course enables delegates to comprehend the underlying knowledge necessary for crude oil and petroleum product building. Delegates are awarded 24 CPE credits for this course.

Introduction to Shipping Terminology

22 November 2007 * London, England

Designed for non-specialist staff in the shipping industry, this one-day course educates professionals on the fundamentals of shipping. The course was designed to provide delegates with the terminology, processes, and details of the various roles within the shipping world. Topics will include legislation, freight contracts, and negotiations.

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The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc is the world's leading provider of training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives industries. In addition to, which offers more than 20 energy and commodity web-based training modules, The Oxford Princeton Programme provides more than 70 instructor-led training courses. Designed for all levels of expertise, courses include views of oil, power, natural gas and a variety of other energy, commodity and derivatives topics. For a complete list of courses and for other information, visit


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