Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining

Production Planning and Yield Optimization

Scheduled Dates

16 - 20 Oct 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
10 - 14 Jun 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
14 - 18 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This fundamental of Petroleum refining training course is your gateway to mastering the core principles of the refining industry. In a world driven by energy demands, understanding the journey from crude oil to refined products is imperative. Join us to gain a comprehensive insight into the refining process, from distillation to conversion, and product upgrading. Sharpen your knowledge of catalysts, cracking, and treating techniques, while also addressing crucial environmental and economic considerations.

Embark on an engaging learning experience that marries theoretical foundations with practical applications. Gain a profound understanding of distillation principles, conversion mechanisms, and quality enhancement techniques. Discover the synergy between regulatory compliance and energy efficiency. By joining this course, you'll be empowered to contribute effectively to your organization's refining operations. Expect dynamic discussions, illuminating case studies, and a holistic approach to mastering petroleum refining essentials.

This Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining training course will highlight:

  • Characteristics of Crude Oil
  • Fundamentals of Petroleum Chemistry and Process Unit
  • Product Upgrading and Treating
  • Refinery Flow Sheets
  • Refinery economics
  • Refinery Complexity and Configuration

What are the Goals?

At the end of Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining this training course, you will learn to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of petroleum refining processes
  • Analyze the key factors influencing refining efficiency and product quality
  • Apply regulatory knowledge to ensure compliance in refining operations
  • Evaluate economic aspects to make informed decisions in the refining industry
  • Explore innovative approaches and sustainability concepts in refining practices

Who is this Training Course for?

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

  • Industry Enthusiasts and Learners
  • Technical Staff
  • Environmental and Regulatory Personnel
  • Business and Operations Teams
  • Research and Development Professionals
  • Suppliers and Service Providers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Our training methodology employs a dynamic blend of interactive lectures, case studies, and group discussions. Real-world scenarios are explored to enhance understanding and application of concepts. Hands-on exercises provide practical experience in refining processes. Industry experts facilitate knowledge sharing, ensuring participants engage with diverse perspectives. Through these collaborative approaches, participants gain comprehensive insights into petroleum refining, fostering a holistic and experiential learning journey.

Organisational Impact

The Organisation will have the following benefits:

  • Enhanced expertise in petroleum refining
  • Improved refining process efficiency
  • Heightened regulatory compliance awareness
  • Informed decision-making on economics
  • Innovation and sustainability insights
  • Expanded industry network for collaborations

Personal Impact

At the end of this Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining training course, the participants will gain the following:

  • Comprehensive refining knowledge advancement
  • Enhanced refining process optimization skills
  • Regulatory compliance competence elevation
  • Informed economic decision-making abilities
  • Innovation and sustainability perspectives enrichment
  • Career growth potential through expanded expertise

Daily Agenda

Day One:  Introduction to Petroleum Refining

  • Significance of refining in the energy industry.
  • Overview of refining process from crude oil to products.
  • Basics of hydrocarbon chemistry.
  • Types of crude oil and their properties.
  • Cut point Optimization.
  • Crude Assay
  • Yields and Properties

Day Two: Fundamentals of Petroleum Chemistry and Process Unit

  • Hydrotreating
  • Hydrocracking
  • Catalytic Reforming
  • Isomerization
  •  Storage Tanks
  • Product Specifications

Day Three: Product Blending Rules

  • Custody Transfer / Measurements
  •  Using Excel - Yield Optimization
  • New Trends in Fuel Production
  • Future trends: Sustainability and alternative fuels.
  • Blending Exercises

Day Four: Refinery Flow Sheets

  • Refinery Mass Balance
  • Hydrocarbon Loss Management
  • Product Inventory Control
  • Product Quality
  • Capacity Control / Constraints
  • Availability of Feedstock / Control
  •  Gasoline Blending and Its Impact on Operation

Day Five: Refinery economics

  • Refinery Complexity
  •  Refinery Configuration
  • Basic Refinery Economics
  • Linear Programming applications in refinery
  • Product Netback


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

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Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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