Petroleum refining demystified – Oil & Gas industry



Dear student,Welcome to this online course on petroleum refining.This course is designed to provide you with a complete understanding of the crude oil refining industry and breaks down for you all the major refining processes into easily digestible concepts using extensive graphics, process layouts and various manufacturing schemes.You will first get a quick overview of the petroleum industry to put things into perspective before your journey begins.Then you will discover the different types of crude oil, their composition and the chemical properties of their hydrocarbon components and how refiners separate these molecules using a process called distillation.You will also learn the major conversion processes used to upgrade petroleum cuts into better quality blending components for the production of gasoline, diesel, heating oil and heavy fuel.These processes include :1. Isomerization2. Alkylation3. Catalytic reformers4. Hydrotreaters5. Fluid catalytic crackers6. Hydrocrackers7. Delayed cokersFor each of these conversion processes, you will learn :Operating principlesProcess flow diagramOperating conditionsAssociated yieldsCatalysts usedAsphalts and lubricating oils are also covered in this course.You will learn how these products are made from crude oil and discover their associated manufacturing processes.=> IMPORTANT NOTES :The course includes 18 downloadable resources in pdf format with unlimited access.These documents contain everything you need to know about refining process schemes, layouts, crude oil characteristics and properties, petroleum products and much more…To download the files :1. Go to the “course curriculum” page2. Expand all the sections to have access to all the pdf files3. Click on any file to open it. You can save it to view it later offlineSo with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum and we look forward to seeing you in the first section.Also remember, as enrolled student you will have unlimited access to this material and one-on-one instructor support. So feel free to interact with us by email or simply ask us for help in the Q&A section. It will be our pleasure to help you and provide assistance.Hope to see you thereCheers,WR TrainingSpread the wings of your knowledge