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An Intensive 5 Day Training Course

Production Planning & Scheduling
in Petroleum Refineries

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
RC102 09 - 13 Dec 2018 Dubai - UAE 4,750
RC102 31 Mar - 04 Apr 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950
RC102 08 - 12 Dec 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Production Planning & Scheduling in Petroleum Refineries training course is specifically designed to identify and resolve issues of production planning and scheduling in petroleum refineries that are most commonly encountered by refinery personnel working in this area. Issues of operations scheduling for petroleum refining are discussed in depth. The course will be enhanced with practical planning and scheduling examples using both excel and proprietary planning and scheduling linear programming software.

In addition Production Planning & Scheduling in Petroleum Refineries course will provide relevant background information of the subject and will update refinery personnel on new technologies used in the field.


Training Objectives click here

What are the Goals?

  • Gain an appreciation of the planning and scheduling tools that will be useful for planning of crude and product deliveries
  • Differentiate and appreciate the similarities and differences between planning and scheduling
  • Understand the principles of scheduling optimization
  • Learn the skills to crude selection and optimization that result in improved profitability
  • Develop the skills necessary to apply blending techniques using excel and linear programming software

Target Audience click here

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • All professionals involved in Production, Planning and Scheduling and anyone that wants to update themselves on the methods used in this important field and learn how to implement error free methods for the benefit of their organizations
  • Process engineers and technologists engaged in planning and scheduling activities and who are required to understand and discuss issues related to their industry
  • Operations personnel including shift supervisors
  • Marketers and refinery planners
  • Blending professionals
  • Refining Technologists
  • Other engineers who would like a further understanding of the complex refining processes and their impact on refinery planning and scheduling
  • Accountants, marketers and other professions who would like understand the complexities and terminology of Production Planning & Scheduling in Petroleum Refineries

Training Methods click here

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The training course will be conducted with formal lectures, active participation and instructor led discussions. Short videos along with computer software and simulations, used by production planning and scheduling personnel, will ensure a thorough understanding of the topics introduced. Case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of planning and scheduling and will be re-enforced with practical exercises and ample opportunities for deliberation and sharing of experiences.

Daily Agenda click here

Day One: Application of Planning and Scheduling

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist will acquire fundamental information required to link planning and scheduling with refinery complexity and configuration

Key behaviours

  • Importance of planning and scheduling in oil refineries
  • Refining Complexity and its impact on planning and scheduling
  • Refinery Configuration options and impact on planning and scheduling
  • Impact of capacity utilization on refinery production planning and scheduling

Topics to be covered

  • Overview of planning and scheduling in oil refineries
  • Refinery Complexity
  • Refinery Configuration
  • Integrated Refineries
  • Choice of Crude
  • Crude oil scheduling
  • Capacity utilization of Crudes & Operational Efficiency
  • Workshop - Cut-point Optimization

Day Two: Improving Product Movements and Releasing Tankages

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist will acquire essential skills linking product movements and tank releases

Key behaviours

  • Comprehend the impact of crude assay and quality on refinery production planning and scheduling
  • Learn importance of the different yields and properties from different crude blend combinations
  • Storage tank: Feed, intermediate and product storage configuration options and impact on planning and scheduling
  • Understand the key issues in custody transfer and the impact correct measurements
  • Conduct hands on calculations in class with PC’s (available for use during the course).

Topics to be covered

  • Crude Assay
  • Intermediate Feed Characteristics
  • Yields and Properties
  • Different Process Units
  • Storage Tanks
  • Custody Transfer/Measurements
  • Class Exercises: Using Excel - Yield Optimization

Day Three: Product Blending Rules

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist is required to understand the proper techniques in product blending and that different products blend according to different blending rules

Key behaviours

  • Comprehend the impact of product specifications and how these can be achieved by correct blending procedures
  • Learn importance of the different trends in fuel production
  • Understand how crude and products are priced and their impact on planning and scheduling
  • Understand the key issues in netback calculations
  • Conduct hands on calculations in blending with PC’s (available for use during the course).

Topics to be covered

  • Product Specifications
  • New Trends in fuel production
  • Environmental Issues
  • Crude oil pricing regimes
  • Product Netback
  • Class Workshop: Blending exercises

Day Four: Refinery Flow Sheets

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist will acquire essential skills linking production planning and scheduling with different refinery configuration flow sheets

Key behaviours

  • Comprehend the impact of flow sheets on refinery production planning and scheduling
  • Learn how to construct and interpret simple refinery flowsheets
  • Learn the correct technologies on inventory control and their impact on planning and scheduling
  • Understand the key issues and constraints on capacity control
  • Conduct hands on gasoline blending calculation in class with PC’s (available for use during the course).

Topics to be covered

  • Refinery Flow-sheets
  • Simplified Material Balance
  • Product Inventory Control
  • Product Quality Control
  • Fixed Composition Blend
  • Capacity Control/ Constraints
  • Availability of Feedstock/ Control
  • Case study: Gasoline Blending and Its Impact on Operations

Day Five: Refinery Planning and Scheduling

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist will acquire essential skills on correct product movements

Key behaviours

  • Understand the effect of correct crude selection strategies
  • Appreciate the importance of marginal supply and movements
  • Learn what is linear programming and understand that it is fundamental to planning and scheduling
  • Grasp the key issues facing refinery planning and scheduling departments today
  • Review current commercial linear programming software

Topics to be covered

  • Petroleum Product Movement and Product Exchange
  • Marginal Depot Supply and movements
  • Crude Selection Strategies
  • Linear Programming and Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management for Refining
  • Refinery Planning and Scheduling
  • Discussion and Summary

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PetroKnowledge Training


Production Planning & Scheduling
in Petroleum Refineries


Code Date Venue Fees
RC102 09 - 13 Dec 2018 Dubai - UAE $4,750
RC102 31 Mar - 04 Apr 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950
RC102 08 - 12 Dec 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

This Production Planning & Scheduling in Petroleum Refineries training course is specifically designed to identify and resolve issues of production planning and scheduling in petroleum refineries that are most commonly encountered by refinery personnel working in this area. Issues of operations scheduling for petroleum refining are discussed in depth. The course will be enhanced with practical planning and scheduling examples using both excel and proprietary planning and scheduling linear programming software.

In addition Production Planning & Scheduling in Petroleum Refineries course will provide relevant background information of the subject and will update refinery personnel on new technologies used in the field.


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The training course will be conducted with formal lectures, active participation and instructor led discussions. Short videos along with computer software and simulations, used by production planning and scheduling personnel, will ensure a thorough understanding of the topics introduced. Case studies will be provided to illustrate the application of planning and scheduling and will be re-enforced with practical exercises and ample opportunities for deliberation and sharing of experiences.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Application of Planning and Scheduling

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist will acquire fundamental information required to link planning and scheduling with refinery complexity and configuration

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Two: Improving Product Movements and Releasing Tankages

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist will acquire essential skills linking product movements and tank releases

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Three: Product Blending Rules

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist is required to understand the proper techniques in product blending and that different products blend according to different blending rules

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Four: Refinery Flow Sheets

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist will acquire essential skills linking production planning and scheduling with different refinery configuration flow sheets

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Five: Refinery Planning and Scheduling

Competency Description: The planning and scheduling specialist will acquire essential skills on correct product movements

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

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