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Petroleum Refining – Complete Guide to Products & Processes

Learn the most relevant Petroleum Refining Operations such as Crackers, Reformers, Alkylation for Oil & Gas
Chemical Engineering Guy
3,798 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Strong Foundations in the Petroleum Refining Industry, products and its processes
Oil& Gas Industry
Market insight (supply/demand) as well as (production/consumption)
Processes such as: Refining, Fractionation, Atmospheric Distillation, Vacuum Distillation
Further Processes such as: Hydrotreating (Hydrogenation), Blending, Reforming, Isomerization, Alkylation, etc...
Several Cracking Processes: Steam Cracking, Fluid Catalytic Cracking
Treatment of other materials such as Sour Gases via Gas Sweetening and Coking

The main scope of the course is to create strong basis and fundamentals regarding the processes in the Petroleum Refining. We take a look to the Oil&Gas Industry briefly and continue directly with the Refining Process. We then make a focus in each individual unit operation in the  refinery.

Learn about:

  • Oil& Gas Industry

  • Difference between Petroleum Refining vs. Petrochemical Industry

  • Overview of the most important operations and products

  • Market insight (supply/demand) as well as (production/consumption)

  • Several Petroleum Refineries around the World

Unit Operations & Processes

  • Refining and Fractionation

  • Atmospheric Distillation Column

  • Vacuum Distillation

  • Hydrotreating (Hydrogenation)

  • Blending

  • Reforming

  • Isomerization

  • Alkylation

  • Steam Cracking

  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking

  • Gas Sweetening (Hydrodesulfurization)

  • Coking


  • Fuel Gas / Natural Gas

  • Liquified Petroleum Gases (LPG)

  • Propane, Butane

  • Sulfur / Hydrogen Sulfide

  • Gasoline / Automotive Gas Oil

  • Naphtha Cuts (Light/Heavy)

  • Kerosene

  • Diesel

  • Gasoil

  • Lubricants

  • Vacuum Residues

  • Asphalt

  • Coke

NOTE: This course is focused for Process Simulation

At the end of the course you will feel confident in the Petroleum Refining Industry. You will know the most common Process & Unit Operations as well as their distribution, production and importance in daily life.

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Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed