1. The Refinery Flow Plan – Configuration, Vocabulary, Streams, What Goes Where and Why
  2. Hydrocarbon Chemistry – How Paraffin’s, Olefins, Naphthenes and Aromatics Differ
  3. Crude Oil – Properties, Assays, What’s Different About Bitumen and Shale Oil
  4. Fuel Products – Gasoline, Jet, Fuel Oil and Diesel Specifications: Today and Tomorrow
  5. Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation
  6. Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Including Role in Diesel and Propylene Markets
  7. Catalytic Reforming
  8. Aromatics Recovery for BTX Petrochemical Feed stocks
  9. Isomerization, Alkylation, and Polymer Gasoline
  10. Hydro processing – Hydro treating and Hydro cracking Applications
  11. Hydrogen Production
  12. Hydrogen Sulfide Removal (Amine Treating) and Sulfur Recovery (Claus)
  13. Vacuum Reside Processes – Visbreaking, Solvent Deasphalting, Coking, Hydro cracking
  14. Pollution Control Overview – Waste Water, Stacks



This course gives participants an in depth understanding of the functions and operations of petroleum refineries. it examines the refinery system and functions alongside equipment and the role of the refinery operator. it also examines the impact of each stages of the refining process on the environment and other topics such as pollutions control, crude oil properties and assays.