Energy Training & Electric Power Classroom Seminars
A Practical Guide to Natural Gas Transactions, Scheduling & Information Flows
A Two-Day Classroom Seminar (CPE Approved)
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Houston, TX - May 11 & 12, Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Near the Galleria
This comprehensive and clearly explained program is for professionals who are seeking an in-depth understanding of how today's North American natural gas industry does business. This course is designed for those who want to get a better understanding of terminologies used within the natural gas industry; trading shop setup, popular IT system platforms and information flow; and real life examples of counterparties transaction mechanics from origination through deal capture, scheduling and settlements.
You will also gain knowledge on transportation/delivery infrastructure and how deals are done. Get to know who the natural gas market participants are and how commercial transactions occur along each segment of the value chain. In addition, you will understand how regulations have impacted the industry and how players are navigating these regulatory waters.
You will be more confident and benefit from knowing comprehensive nuts-and-bolts fundamentals through to understanding physical transactions and strategies.
What You Will Learn
You Will Also Learn
Your Instructor - Houston
Zarin ImamZarin Imam leads Compliance, Regulatory & Retail Advisory Practice for The Xcelrate Group and brings over two decades of experience in the energy industry. She is the former Chief Compliance & Regulatory Officer of Iberdrola Energy Holdings, LLC where she oversaw Corporate Compliance, Regulatory, EHS, Systems Implementations; and Global Projects. Zarin has a thorough knowledge and experience in trading and operations. She is experienced in business development, gas flow optimization and managing large operations groups. Zarin has previously held positions at American Electric Power, Enron North America and Enron Energy services.
Who Should Attend this Seminar
Professionals from natural gas and electric utilities, energy producers, pipelines, municipals, energy marketers, banks, government regulators and industrial companies; energy and electric power executives; new hires; attorneys; government regulators; traders & trading support staff; IT vendors, energy consultants, marketing, sales, purchasing & risk management personnel; accountants & auditors; plant operators, engineers, corporate planners and anyone needing a strong foundation in the U. S. and Canadian natural gas business.
Prerequisites and Advance Preparation
There are no prerequisites for this seminar.
Basic level. This fundamental course begins with basic material and then proceeds to the intermediate level.
Why choose PGS?
PGS seminars are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register for a PGS class today, and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already attended one of PGS's proven programs. View Past Seminar Attendees
Hotel and Seminar InformationThis two-day seminar will be held at the hotels listed below or can be conducted on-site at your facilities. On the first day the seminar will start promptly at 8:30 AM and will finish at 4:30 PM. On the second day, the seminar will start promptly at 8:00am and will finish at 2:00 PM. The program includes continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on the first day. On the second day a continental breakfast, snack and coffee breaks are included. Attendees also receive a professionally produced seminar manual that can serve as a valuable office reference. Dress is casual for all seminars.
May 11 & 12
Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Near the Galleria
2950 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056
Telephone: (713) 439-1305
The hotel will hold a courtesy block of rooms for $149 plus tax for a King size room. Please call 832-369-1670 and ask for the
"PGS Energy Meeting May discount". The cut-off date is April 10, 2017. Please make your reservation soon, since they sell out fast.
Registration Fee and Discounts
Register Today!. The price for this comprehensive two-day seminar is $1,795 (USD).Early Bird Special: Register on or before Apr 21, 2017 and save an additional $100 per order!
Register soon to get Early Bird pricing. A limited number of Early Bird seats are available.
Payment and Cancellations
Payment is due prior to the start of the seminar by Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, or corporate check. Seminar fees will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made. Please make checks payable to "PGS Energy Training" 26 Teal Lane · Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. Cancellations can be made up to five (5) business days prior to the start of the seminar for a full refund. No refunds will be made thereafter, but a one year full seminar credit will be given toward future workshops upon receipt of $175 which will used to help offset the non-refundable food, beverage, manual and other expenses incurred by PGS. This one year seminar credit is good for any PGS Energy Training program except for seminars offered by PGS affiliate organizations. Colleague substitutions may be made at any time. If PGS needs to cancel a seminar due to instructor unavailability, lack of attendance or other unforeseen reason, you will be offered the choice of rescheduling for another seminar, a seminar credit, or a refund. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.
CPE Credits in Specialized Knowledge & Applications
This live group seminar is eligible for 12.0 CPE credits. Be aware that state boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. As of January 1, 2002, sponsored learning activities are measured by program length, with one 50-minute period equal to one CPE credit. One-half CPE credit increments (equal to 25 minutes) are permitted after the first credit has been earned in a given learning activity. You may want to verify that the state board from which your participants will be receiving credit accept one-half credits.
PGS Energy Training is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. CPAs interested in attending any seminars should contact our offices for details on CPE credits granted and any prerequisite requirements. PGS telephone seminars are eligible for CPE credits only if seminar participants use the printed seminar slides - not the Internet posted slides.
PGS Energy Training is registered with GARP as an Approved Provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. PGS Energy Training has determined that attending A Practical Guide to Natural Gas Transactions, Scheduling & Information Flows qualifies for 12.0 GARP CPD credit hours. If you are a Certified FRM or ERP, please record this activity in your Credit Tracker at http://www.garp.org/cpd.
The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to preparing professionals and organizations for making better-informed risk decisions. GARP’s membership represents more than 150,000 risk management practitioners and researchers at academic institutions, banks, corporations, government agencies, and investment management firms in 195 countries and territories. GARP administers the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Energy Risk Professional (ERP) Exams – certifications recognized by risk professionals worldwide. Visit www.garp.org/cpe.