Oil Products Face-to-Face Academy

Course summary
Professional Training
3 days
2,750 GBP excl. VAT
Full time

Course description

Face-to-Face Academy: Oil Products

The Oil Products Face-to-Face Academy is an engaging and interactive course that will help you understand how a trader extracts value and manages risk in an Oil Products portfolio. 

Delivered over 3 days in a class room, it features engaging and interactive lectures coupled with a number of realistic physical trading simulations via our unique simulator, Ignite; giving you the opportunity to experience the psychological highs and lows of commodity trading.

Duration: 3 days

Course Dates: 14-16 June 2022 

Timings: 9am-5pm GMT 

Location: London, UK 

Suitability - Who should attend?

Suitable for individuals working in organisations such as:

Trading companies, Banks, Brokers, Oil producers, Consumers, Refiners, Distribution companies, Government and Associated organisations.

Including roles in:

Back office, Accounts, Financial operations, Middle office, Trade control, Analysts and Front office, Juniors, Managers and Operations.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate TwoTwoFive Certificate Oil Products and awarded 24 CPD points.

Training Course Content

Day 1:


  • What is trading and why do companies trade
  • Explains some trading terminology
  • What is an oil products derivative
  • What the difference between forwards, futures, swaps and options are
  • How they are connected, EFP, EFS
  • How a futures exchange works
  • How traders use oil product derivatives

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade futures, swaps and forwards

Trading Best Practice 

  • What is risk
  • The different types of risk - price, credit, operational, reputational
  • How risk can be managed successfully by a trader
  • Technical analysis
  • How risk is measured, what is VAR and how is it used
  • Trading lessons - common pitfalls

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade RBOB and LSGO futures within a VAR trading limit

Time Spreads

  • What is spread trading/different types of spread.
  • Principles of spread trading
  • What a forward curve is and market structure
  • Different types of market structure and what they signify
  • How traders use time spreads

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade LSGO and RBOB futures within a VAR trading limit

Day 2:

Price Exposures

  • What is physical cargo trading
  • Physical delivery terms
  • Physical trading of oil products
  • Types of products and the refining process
  • Factors that influence supply
  • Factors that influence demand
  • Oil product quality
  • Contractual considerations
  • Price reporting agencies - who are they and what they do
  • Explains floating prices and benchmark prices
  • What is oil product differential trading

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade Gasoline, Jet, Heating Oil and Gasoil physical cargoes


  • Explains physical arbitrage
  • Different aspects of refined products
  • Voyage chartering/Time charter
  • Bareboat charter
  • Contract of affreightment
  • Worldscale - what it is and how it works
  • Operational costs of arbitrage
  • Financial risks
  • When traders arbitrage
  • Netback calculation

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade American, European and Asian Pacific physical oil products cargoes, charter vessels and manage price risk exposures


  • Why hedge
  • Basis risk
  • Swaps as hedging instruments
  • Types of hedging
  • A detailed example of hedging a fixed price/floating price cargoes
  • Operational impact on pricing

Ignite simulations – Up to 3 trading simulations where delegates will be able to apply arbitrage and unwinding hedges and charter vessels as physical cargoes price in/out

Day 3:


  • What is storage/why store oil
  • The costs/benefits associated with storing oil
  • When traders store oil
  • Types of market structure
  • How to hedge a storage play
  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Value

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to store American and European oil product cargoes and apply hedges to capture the storage play

Team Dynamics

  • How to extract value from a physical Oil Products portfolio
  • Why speedy evaluation of opportunities is critical
  • Why teamwork is important
  • Applying all the trading concepts learnt across a portfolio
  • Understanding the value of tenders

Ignite simulations – Working as a team, the delegates will apply all the trading concepts across a portfolio of cargoes, trading spot cargoes, entering tenders, hedging, arbitrage, seeking storage opportunities and speculatively trading the futures markets with flat price and spreads positions.

Course delivery details

This Academy is a classroom based course in London, UK. 

Why choose TwoTwoFive

Practice trading with IGNITE trading simulator

1,000s of individuals from 100s of companies trained over the last 10 years

Our trainers have a combined 100+ years of trading experience 

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EC1V 2NX London Middlesex

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