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Introduction to Refining Technologies and Refinery Conception (REF01)


    This course introduces participants to the basic principles of oil refining and related technologies. Different refinery types and their set-up and product slates are highlighted in this introduction course, providing sufficient knowledge to select them.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 4 days
    Instructor: Chandrasekhar Ramakrishnan

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A manager / employee with commercial or non-specific technical background, working in the oil & gas industry
    • Involved in financing, the supply chain or operation of oil refineries, whether small or large

    How we build your confidence

    • Strengthening basic oil chemistry as strong foundation for understanding of refinery processes
    • Interactive training based on case studies
    • Providing data and information about major operational refineries world-wide as case examples

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel more confident to:

    • Read and understand refinery process diagrams
    • Discuss suitable refinery types and main technologies
    • Perform preliminary license selections for common technologies
    • Assess basic CAPEX / OPEX requirements for given refinery types
    • Evaluate project viability for refinery constructions


    • Basic oil (and organic) chemistry
    • Chemical and physical properties of crude oil and refinery products
    • Common product qualities (e.g. Euro V, etc.)
    • Main refinery processes
    • Utilities and infrastructure systems
    • Oil and product transport requirements
    • Nelson complexity index
    • Solomon index for refinery operations
    • Layout and location requirements/restrictions
    • CAPEX and OPEX evaluations
    • Introduction into refinery conceptual design
    • Overview of existing and operational refineries worldwide
    • Shifting product slates to meet market demands



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