Dr Sanda Telen

Managing Director and Founder
Oilcon Oil&Energy Consulting
Sanda Telen has been an independent oil and energy consultant since 2015, after spending 27 years in INA d.d. In 2016, she founded Oilcon Oil & Energy Consulting Company which provides technical support for the oil and gas industry and related businesses, auto industry, distributors and traders, chemicals and additive producers and suppliers, industrial and independent laboratories, government and NGO bodies.

During her career in INA downstream, she held various positions, mainly focusing on downstream development. She started as an R&D engineer and later on held various managerial positions with increased responsibilities, managing advanced technologies, product development, and R&D laboratory.

Sanda is a recognised expert in conventional, biofuels and alternative fuels, with extensive experience in the crude selection process and formulation of finished products, as well as broad operational experience in product portfolio strategy, product recipes, formulations and additive selection, product quality road mapping and benchmarking and crude evaluation processes, with an emphasis on opportunity crudes with the management of operative crude basket. As a long time laboratory manager, she has a comprehensive knowledge of laboratory processes, including laboratory staff training and equipment selection as well as
financing, benchmarking, efficiency improvement and total quality management processes.

Since 2018 Sanda has been providing workshops, seminars and professional training courses within the scope of her expertise, focusing on competence and technical skills development, knowledge sharing and knowledge management. In 2017 she was appointed as Editor in Chief of Fuels and Lubricants Magazine, published by the Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants.

Sanda holds a University degree in Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and Business School Diploma.

Events/Masterclasses Dr Sanda Telen is currently speaking at


Gas Chromatography in Oil & Gas Industry
9 - 11 October 2023
Online Live Stream | 8:45 – 16:00 CET
The course covers all the elements of gas chromatography technique, from sample preparation and introduction, separation and detection systems.


Refining Blending
29 - 31 March 2023
Online Live Stream | 9:00 - 16:00 CEST
The course presents a comprehensive overview of white products blending processes, covering refining processing and technology aspects, crude quality impact, specifications, quality giveaway, additives selection, blending economics, testing, and troubleshooting.


Gas Chromatography in Oil and Gas Industry
8 - 10 March 2022
Online Live Stream | 08:45 - 16:00 CET
The Gas Chromatography in the Oil and Gas Industry live training course will cover the best practices and applications of gas chromatography in the oil and gas industry.


Biofuels and Alternative Fuel Sources
29 - 31 March 2022
Online Live Stream | 08:45 - 16:00 CET
This Biofuels and Alternative Fuel Sources training course covers different types of biofuels and alternative fuels, the science behind them, technologies, production, blending and advantages and disadvantages of each.

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