The Oxford Princeton Programme Launches Several Live Instructor-led Courses in 2008 to Address Critical Challenges Facing the North American Energy Sector

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The Oxford Princeton Programme provides training solutions for professionals in the energy, commodity and derivatives industries. We are pleased to announce the debut of several courses coming to North America in 2008: Aviation Fuels: Supply, Economics and Trading 6-8 May 2008 - Houston, Texas Biofuels - A Key Renewable Energy Option (BIO1) 17-19 September 2008 - Seattle, Washington 22-24 September 2008 - Washington, DC The Changing Geopolitics of Oil and Gas: Identifying and Managing Political Risk (GEO) 9-10 July 2008 - Princeton, New Jersey Derivatives Pricing, Hedging and Risk Management (TPD) 11-12 March 2008 - Calgary, Alberta 1-2 October 2008 - Houston, Texas Introduction to Shipping Terminology (IST) 12 May 2008 - Stamford, Connecticut Technical, Commercial and Operational Aspects of Oil Refining (TRR) 9-12 June 2008 - Houston, Texas All are led by renowned energy experts and offer a mix of lectures, case studies and exercise simulations. Please read on for full descriptions.

Brand new courses in Canada and the United States.

The Oxford Princeton Programme launches several live
instructor-led courses in 2008 to address critical challenges facing the North American energy sector

The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc., the world's leader in education and training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives markets, is pleased to announce the 2008 debut of seven courses in North America which address needs expressed via delegate feedback and client requests.

"We are committed to offering the most diverse curriculum anywhere to our clients," says Clara Lippert Glenn, President and CEO of The Oxford Princeton Programme. "The range of new topics from aviation and biofuels, to geopolitics and LPG trading, ensures professionals are able to address today's complex energy challenges."

All courses are led by expert educators exclusive to The Oxford Princeton Programme.

Aviation Fuels: Supply, Economics and Trading (AV1)
6-8 May 2008 - Houston, Texas
This three-day workshop provides an overview of the economics of the aviation fuels market. The course covers the key building blocks of knowledge for anyone needing to understand the jet fuel and aviation gasoline markets. Topics explored include the basics of aviation fuel production and refining processes, aviation fuels quality and specifications, supply and logistics, market fundamentals of supply and demand, jet fuel trading, pricing mechanisms, contracts and the management of price risk.

Biofuels - A Key Renewable Energy Option (BIO1)
17-19 September 2008 - Seattle, Washington
22-24 September 2008 - Washington, DC
This three-day seminar provides a comprehensive review on the current development and use of biofuels -- ethanol and biodiesel primarily. The contents represent an end-to-end review of the philosophy, background, business strategy, application and use of biofuels from the plantation to the end user. Delegates will look at practical and operational matters, technical details, environmental impact, safety, cost features, supply, procurement and trading.

The Changing Geopolitics of Oil and Gas: Identifying and Managing Political Risk (GEOP)
9-10 July 2008 - Princeton, New Jersey
This two-day workshop explores geopolitical context within which oil and gas companies operate and how it affects daily business practices. This will be done with a view toward understanding particular geographical locales and associated political risks. Regions to be covered include: United States, Africa, Latin America, and Middle East and Asia. Special emphasis will be placed on the rise of resource nationalism, as evidenced by the more than 100 national oil companies that currently exist. Moreover, political risk tools and strategies will be presented so that delegates learn concrete skills that they can use in their work.

Derivatives Pricing, Hedging and Risk Management (TPD)
11-12 March 2008 - Calgary, Alberta
1-2 October 2008 - Houston, Texas
This two-day course offers delegates a comprehensive overview of energy derivatives instruments and markets, as well as an introduction to current best practices in pricing, risk management and hedging. The main goal is to provide front, middle and back office personnel, as well as anyone involved in working with energy derivatives (electricity, gas, coal, oil), with the proper tools in order to use them effectively. In addition, delegates are taught how to price, hedge and manage the risk of various derivatives structures used by firms with energy risk exposures and energy trading firms.
Introduction to Shipping Terminology (IST)
12 May 2008 - Stamford, Connecticut

This course provides an introduction to shipping terminology, including the main terms and activities that explain what the jargon means, and the processes and the roles of who is involved in the shipping world. Its teachings will also include information on legislation, freight contracts and markets and negotiations within the industry. This course will provide one with all the basics to ask the right questions and get the right answers.

Technical, Commercial and Operational Aspects of Oil Refining (TRR)
9-12 June 2008 - Houston, Texas
This intermediate course is designed to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the technical, commercial and operational aspects of oil refining. Through a combination of presentations and case studies, delegates will learn the principles of refinery operations and planning, the commercial aspects affecting crude selection and operations of the refinery.

All courses offer a certificate upon successful completion and seats are limited to ensure proper in-depth coverage. For organizations with widespread interest, most courses may also be scheduled as on-site presentations. Please call for details.

Full course summaries as well as a complete 2008 course listing are available at http://www.oxfordprinceton.com.

ABOUT THE OXFORD PRINCETON PROGRAMME, INC.
The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc is the world's leading provider of education and training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives industries. In addition to PrincetonLive.com, which offers more than 20 energy and commodity web-based training modules, The Oxford Princeton Programme provides more than 200 instructor-led training courses annually worldwide. 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 http://www.oxfordprinceton.com.

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