Petroleum Refining



Outstanding Features

    Need to have a greater understanding of refining processing for business or investment purposes?

    This insightful course will provide participants with an overview of modern and sophisticated petroleum refining processes. Each refining process will be presented in detail, giving the participant opportunity to discuss and gain a good understanding of feed stock properties and product qualities.

Course Overview

    Petroleum refining has been in practice since the year 1738 when it was first reported in Russia that oil was being distilled to finished products. Since then, the art of petroleum refining has evolved to meet industry and government mandates for clean and reformulated fuels.

    The availability and continued discovery of oil has led to the evolution of modern refining to increase the conversion of heavier oils to produce more valuable finished products. The economic success of the refining industry has led to the growth that we enjoy today. This course is intended to increase your knowledge regarding this special industry.

    You will learn the history behind some of the major development in this industry, how to characterize oil and why do we continue to invest in this industry.

Target Audience

    This course is suitable for non-technical personnel who want to better understand oil refinery operations, project managers and directors. It is also suitable for accountants, technicians, HSE managers and business professionals involved in the oil and gas Industry.

You Will Learn How to

    You will learn how to:

  • Understand the qualities of Crude Oil
  • Recognize the processes necessary to upgrade the oil to finished products
  • Gain clarity on the technologies necessary to meet current product specifications
  • Appreciate the tools available to estimate cost estimates for grassroots and refinery expansions


    Energy Demands Crude Oil Qualities Product Qualities and Catalysis Gasoline Production Diesel Production, Heavy Oil. Upgrading Sulfur Management, LP Modeling Estimating Refinery Costs and Materials Selection for Construction

Course Details

    Day 1

  • Introductions, Expectations and Safety Moment
  • Petroleum Refining and Energy Demand
  • Crude Oil Characterization
  • Crude Assay workout
  • Crude Oil Distillation
  • Catalysis in Refining
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Day 2

  • Gasoline Production
  • Hydro processing
  • Catalytic Cracking
  • Refining Configurations and
  • LP Modelling
  • Clean Fuels
  • Residual Oil Processing
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Day 3

  • Sulfur Management and Environmental Considerations
  • Lunch Break
  • Corrosion in Refining
  • Cost Estimating
  • Question and Answer Session

Course Length

3 Days

Course Director

Helmy Andrawis


Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion

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