Istanbul, Turkey
31 July - 4 August 2023
About Oil Traders’ School
Oil Traders’ School operated by Confidence Information Services isthe leading integrated training and professional development course for traders, commercial management of oil and gas companies, operators.

The School is an industry leading format for bringing out the best in your front office people – traders and trading support specialists. Each topic and skill is mastered through an ideally balanced blend of lectures, practical exercises, trading emulation on workstations. The School’s programme comprises in-depth lectures by industry practitioners, workshops, networking sessions and trading games.
    Independent Consultant

    John Spencer is an Independent Consultant with a wealth of experience working as a Trader in the oil industry for nearly 30 years. He started his trading career at Texaco in London, progressing to become Head of Desk for Global Gasoline Trading. Since then John has worked in a variety of trading firms and asset-oriented trading companies including SemGroup, Enron and Colonial Oil in London and Geneva. He has traded oil products across the barrel with a special focus on gasoline, managing significant export programmes for Texaco and Yukos refineries. He was working as Physical Trading Manager for the Klesch Group of companies, which owns and operates the Heide Refinery near Hamburg, where he helped in the transition from a modest refinery in the Shell system to becoming a successful and flexible stand-alone merchant refiner. John now works in Geneva as an Independent Consultant advising companies on trading strate¬gies, developing and implementing risk management strategies and control systems.

    Kingston Energy Consulting
    Nigel’s first contribution to energy trading was in the design and development of decision support software for oil traders in the late 1980s. For over ten years, Nigel worked closely with traders, mainly in the USA, to bring analysis of market prices and fundamental data to their desktops, and to develop analysis for new instruments and new markets, such as options, swaps and natural gas. He subsequently worked as an independent consultant, providing assistance on a project basis to oil and gas trading companies and to energy market information and trading software providers in Europe and the Americas, before forming Kingston Energy Consulting with Mary Jackson in 2002, they run courses for traders together with Oxford Princeton. He has an MA and a PhD in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.
    Dentons New York
    Diora Ziyaeva is a Partner at Dentons New York. Her practice focuses on investor-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration, complex commercial litigation, and public international law. Dual qualified in Uzbekistan and New York, she has 14 years of experience successfully representing sovereign states and investors in over 30 significant international arbitration proceedings ranging in value from $10 million to $20 billion, with experience in energy, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, construction, and aerospace disputes on every continent. Diora has been recognized as a “Future Leader” in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal, and as one of the American Bar Association’s On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers. In addition, she is a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Term Member, a certified mediator, arbitrator, and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches investor-state arbitration.
    Dmitry NASALSKY is currently the Operating Director at VARAMAR, Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London. Has extensive expertise in the commercial fleet operations and management, financial planning, staff employment & training, handling of commercial and legal claims, crew management, business development.
Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy

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