Dear student,Welcome to this online course on Oil and Gas part 1.This course is designed to give you a comprehensive picture of the international oil & gas industry : from its earliest development at the end of the 19th century to the current situation.The course uses up-to-date global statistics and is organized into 3 parts :1. The first part outlines the main characteristics of the petroleum industry, reviews the major events of its history and the associated geopolitics, analyses the place of oil among all energy sources and forecasts future prospects for oil production and demand2. The second part outlines the roles of the main players within the petroleum industry: consumer countries, major companies and producing countries (OPEC and non-OPEC)3. The third part provides a quick review of the scale of investments and profitability in the oil industryThis training course will highlight :History of the oil industryUp-to-date global statistics of oil & gasEnergy resources : definition, characteristics, conversion factors…Energy demand and supply : evolution factors (reserves, technology, etc.) and scenariosStrategies of actors: producer and consumer countries, national, independent and international oil companies, international organizations (OPEC, IEA, etc.)Financial and political stakes, geographical and environment constraintsForecasts of future energy demandInvestments and profitability of the oil industryBy the end of this training course, you will be able to :Gain a broad perspective of the global oil and gas businessDescribe the different types of energy resources (conventional, unconventional, renewable & fossil)Interpret the evolution of the factors affecting the energy supply and demand (crude prices, technology, reserves, geopolitics, geography, environment, etc.)Identify the actors of the energy scene and their strategic guidelinesUnderstand and appreciate the future energy challenges in terms of production and demandSo with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum and we look forward to see you in the first section.Also remember, as enrolled student you will have unlimited access to this material and one-on-one instructor support. So feel free to interact with us by email or simply ask us for help in the Q&A section. It will be our pleasure to help you and provide assistance.Hope to see you thereCheers,WR TrainingSpread the wings of your knowledge