Basics of Petroleum Refinery Processing
Training Course

2 Days

$1895 CAD

Upcoming Sessions
Online - Live Training

Tuesday, October 22, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description
Petroleum refineries may appear complicated at first glance. Breaking them down into a series of units makes the process easier to understand. This course covers the basic building blocks of a typical refinery, from crude oil inlet to distribution.

This 2-day course begins by discussing energy trends and outlook. It focuses then on the core refining processes including feedstock properties, process chemistry, process variables, operating conditions, unit configuration, and refinery products. Refining processes are discussed in detail. This program is designed to serve as an introduction to petroleum refining processing.
For each process, purpose, basic chemistry, process flowsheets and typical operating parameters are reviewed. The integration of these processes to achieve different refining objectives is also addressed.

A complete set of course materials is included in the Basics of Petroleum Refinery Processing course.

Who Should Attend
This course provides technical details on Petroleum Refinery Processing; however, it is designed and presented to be understood by, and of benefit to both technical and non-technical personnel. This course can be attended by environmental, safety and maintenance staff; all engineering disciplines; consulting and engineering organization staff; equipment staff, as well as oil traders, pipeline, financial and business development personnel.

  • Energy Today
    • World energy trends and Outlook
  • Petroleum chemistry made easy
    • Conventional vs Unconventional Crude oil
    • Classification
    • Benchmarking
    • Assay & Characterization
    • Basic Definition & Correlations
  • A Petroleum Refinery
    • What a Refinery does?
    • History of Refining Processes
    • Worldwide Refineries
    • Major Refining Products
    • Refinery configuration and complexity
  • Petroleum Refining Operations
    • Overview
    • Simplified Process Flow Diagram
  • Separation & Fractionation
    • Desalter
    • Atmospheric Distillation
    • Vacuum Distillation
  • Conversion & Upgrade Process
    • Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC)
    • Catalytic Reforming
    • Hydrocracking
  • Purification of Product
    • Hydrotreating
  • Refinery Gas Treating Process
    • H2S Removal (Amine Unit)
    • Sulphur Recovery
  • Upgrading the Bottom of the Barrel (Resid)

M. Arshadul Huda, M.Eng, P.Eng, C.Eng, MIChemE
Mr. M. Arshadul Huda earned his Master of Engineering in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada. Mr. Huda is a licensed Professional Engineer in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. He is also a member of Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and holds Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) status. Currently, he is working as Principal Process Engineer in an EPC company here in Calgary.

He is a seasoned and highly motivated process engineer with 20+ years of varied industrial experience in process design, technical services, process simulation, process studies, front-end & detailed engineering, process optimization, project economics evaluation and project coordination in operating and EPC environment focusing in Oil and Gas Processing Plants, Pipelines and Petrochemicals projects. He possesses strong technical and supervisory skills, and substantial experience in process operations troubleshooting and technical support.

Arshad is also a part-time teaching instructor by passion and has been doing this for the last 25 years. He has extensive experience of teaching from high school students to industry professionals.

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