Oil Refining: From Crude Oil To Petroleum Products

Description:

This course is designed as a comprehensive and practical refining overview covering a range of complexities from simple topping units to extremely complex high-conversion refineries with aromatics production and recovery technologies

Goal:

To enhance the participants, knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to improve understanding and awareness of Crude Oil fractionation, catalytic and hydorefining processes.

Objectives:

By the end of this course, participant will be able to:

  • Differentiate between energy and non-energy products and their main uses.

  • Know principal components of petroleum products; general hydrocarbon classification and main impurities.

  • Determine quality requirements imposed on petroleum products.

  • Be familiar with new trends in market structure and product characteristics.

  • Understand refining processes.

  • Be familiar with basics of processes, types of catalysts, product yields.

  • Understand hydrorefining processes.

  • Be familiar with conversion

Outlines:

  • Petroleum Products.
  • Energy and Non-Energy Products and their Main Uses.
  • Principal Components of Petroleum Products; General Hydrocarbon Classification and Main Impurities.
  • Quality Requirements Imposed on Petroleum Products.
  • New Trends in Market Structure and Product Characteristics.
  • Refining Processes.
  • Crude Oil fractionation.
  • Origin, Overall Characteristics and Classification of Crude Oils.
  • Yields and Properties of Straight-run Cuts Obtained by Distillation.
  • Industrial Units: Topping, Vacuum Distillation, Light-Ends Fractionation; Various Process Schemes, Operating Conditions, Energy Consumption.
  • Catalytic Reforming and Summarization.
  • Basics of Processes, Types of Catalysts, Product Yields.
  • Industrial Units : Process Schemes, Operating Conditions, Equipment Involved, Energy Consumption.
  • Hydrorefining Processes.
  • Main Features of Impurities Removal by Catalytic Hydrogen Treatment.
  • Main Refining Applications.
  • Conversion Units.
  • Characteristics and Origin of Feeds to be Cracked.
  • Conversion by Means of Thermal Cracking: Visbreaker, Various Cokers.
  • Conversion by Means of Catalytic Cracking.
  • Recent Developments in Catalytic Cracking of Heavy Residues.
  • Base Lube Oil Manufacturing.

Who Can Benefit?

All refining personnel