Understanding Global Oil Markets

Understanding Global Oil Markets provides an intensive, in-depth look at market fundamentals and pricing. It starts by focusing on PIRA’s perspective on supply/demand fundamentals and refining trends. The program then demonstrates how PIRA incorporates that information to develop its own forecasts of near- and long-term crude and product prices and margins. In addition to covering fundamental drivers of price, the course also includes an extensive discussion of the role of speculators, the impact of geopolitical issues and other risk factors, and the development of long-term price scenarios.

Houston: Tue-Wed, June 2-3, 2015

New York: Wed-Thu, December 9-10, 2015


Seminar participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and hotel accommodations and costs.

A limited number of hotel rooms will be reserved at a discounted rate for each PIRA University seminar. To reserve a hotel room at the discounted rate, attendees must contact the hotel directly prior to the discount expiration date and specify that they would like a reservation at the PIRA Energy Group room block rate.

Email PIRA at seminar@pira.com if you need a list of alternate accommodations near the seminar hotel.

Eligibility, Registration and Other Information

PIRA U seminars can be attended by retainer clients and non-retainer client.

  • Time will be available for questions and answers.
  • One copy of the Understanding Global Oil Markets textbook is included in the tuition fee. This 300-page color textbook includes all the seminar charts, concise explanations of the concepts presented and an extensive glossary of oil market terminology.
  • Day one ends with a cocktail reception — a great opportunity to speak with the faculty or network with industry colleagues.
  • On both days, complimentary continental breakfast, coffee breaks and buffet lunch are provided.
  Understanding Global Oil Markets Agenda


PIRA University 2015 Registration Form 

If you have questions or you encounter problems with the registration please contact us at seminar@pira.com