Petroleum Refining 101

(Management & Leadership)

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 DemandsCrude Oil QualitiesProduct Qualities and CatalysisGasoline ProductionDiesel ProductionHeavy Oil UpgradingSulfur ManagementLP ModelingEstimating 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
Q&A Session

Day 2

Gasoline Production
Hydro processing
Catalytic Cracking
Refining Configurations and
LP Modelling

Clean Fuels
Residual Oil Processing
Q&A Session

Day 3

Sulfur Management and Environmental Considerations
Lunch Break
Corrosion in Refining
Cost Estimating
Q&A Session

Course Length

3 Days

Course Director

Helmy Andrawis


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

Course Schedule

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