Refinery Process Yields Optimization

Course Code: OG13

Course Objective

  • To familiarize and understand the various refinery types and appreciate how refining complexity impacts refining optimization and refining margins
  • Comprehend the importance quality giveaways and learn how use blending calculations to reduce these
  • Use hands on software that allow professionals in the industry to choose different types of crude diets and thus optimize refinery utilization and efficiency
  • Act as a primer into the industry of Petroleum Refining to maximize process fluid yields
  • Familiarize industry professionals with all processes associated with the processing of petroleum into finished products
  • Equip new engineers into the industry, with the basic tools for understanding the complex nature of Refining and its operations

 

Target Audience

  • Refining engineers
  • Operations personnel including shift supervisors
  • Marketers and refinery planners
  • Blending professionals
  • Other engineers who would like a further understanding of the complex refining processes
  • Accountants, marketers and other professions who would like to comprehend the advantages and limitations of the various refining processes at their site

 

Course Outline

DAY 1: Crude Oil Yields Refinery Technology

  • Introduction to Crude Oil Origins & Characteristics
  • Crude oil Assay and properties
  • Crude oil products & Product specifications
  • LPG
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene/ Jet Fuel
  • AGO / Diesel Fuel Oil
  • Petrochemical Feedstocks
  • Overall refinery flow: Interrelationship of processes

DAY 2: Petroleum Refinery Processes

  • Crude Processing
  • Desalting
  • Atmospheric distillation
  • Vacuum distillation
  • Heavy Oils Processing / Bottom of the barrel upgrading
  • Cocking and Thermal Processes
  • Delayed Coking
  • Fluid Coking
  • Flexicoking
  • Visbreaking
  • Case study – example

DAY 3: Process for Motor Fuel Production

  • Fluid catalytic cracking
  • Hydrocracking
  • Cat Cracking
  • Isomerization
  • Alkylation
  • Hydrotreating
  • Catalytic Reforming
  • Case study – example

DAY 4: Supporting Operations

  • Blending for Product Specifications
  • Hydrogen production
  • Refinery Gas Plants
  • Acid Gas Treating
  • Sulfur Recovery Plants
  • Utilities
  • Case study – example

DAY 5: Refinery Economics

  • Residue Reduction
  • Asphalt and Residual Fuel
  • Refinery Complexity and Netback
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Cost Estimation
  • Case Studies
  • Group Discussions
  • Program Evaluation & Summary


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Date & Location

Date : 10 March 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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Date : 27 October 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Dubai

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