Refinery Process Yield Optimisation

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Refinery Process Yield Optimisation

Optimize Refinery Utilization and Efficiency

Refinery Process Yield Optimisation

Scheduled Dates


09 - 13 Sep 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
09 - 13 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
13 - 17 Jan 2025 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
24 - 28 Mar 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
28 Apr - 02 May 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


09 - 13 Sep 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Refinery Process Yield Optimisation training course will present a detailed overview of refining process yields, from the crude oil feed to the finished products. It is targeted at personnel directly involved in refining utilization and optimization, including but not limited to refining technologists and operations personnel as well as non-technical personnel interested in these processes or involved in refinery planning.

All the major refining processes are explored and examined with a view of understanding and appreciating how each unit relates to each other whilst at the same, time how these relationships can enhance refinery operations.

Major refining processes are presented and discussed, including feedstock, product properties and refinery yields. Refining economics will be included as means to optimizing refining operations and profitability.

The Refinery Process Yield Optimisation training course is oriented toward the practical aspects of refinery operations and yield optimization and includes the terminology used in the industry.

What are the Goals?

  • Familiarize and understand the various refinery types and appreciate how refining complexity impacts refining optimization and refinery economics
  • Comprehend the importance of quality giveaways and learn how to use blending calculations to reduce them
  • Use hands-on software that allows professionals in the industry to choose different types of crude diets and thus optimize refinery utilization and efficiency
  • Act as a primer into the industry of Petroleum Refining to maximize process fluid yields
  • Familiarize industry professionals with all processes associated with the processing of petroleum into finished products
  • Equip new engineers into the industry, with the basic tools for understanding the complex nature of refining and its operation

Who is this Training Course for?

This Refinery Process Yield Optimisation training course is intended for refining professionals working in the industry either as refining technologists or in refining operations and engineers. It is designed to allow a further understanding of the various processes available and how these can be optimized to improve yields and refining margins.

  • Refining Engineers
  • Operations Personnel including Shift Supervisors
  • Marketers and Refinery Planners
  • Blending Professionals
  • Other Engineers who would like a further understanding of the complex refining processes
  • Accountants, Marketers and other Professions who would like to comprehend the advantages and limitations of the various refining processes at their site

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Refinery Process Yield Optimisation training course is a hands-on, stimulating learning experience with access to professional software used by refining technologists and experts for optimizing refining operations. The Refinery Process Yield Optimisation training course will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance your opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment.

To ensure the concepts introduced during the training course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentation, open discussion, software simulations and group work.

Attendees will have the opportunity to develop personal competencies and build up expert knowledge of crude oil yield processes in a range of equipment.

Organisational Impact

This Refinery Process Yield Optimisation training course will:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding overview of refining process yields, from the crude oil feed to the finished products
  • Learn how their competitors identify and improve issues related to refinery economics
  • Know how to optimize crude selection and refining operations
  • Gain insight of common and new techniques and softwares as well as key industry success factors

Personal Impact

By attending this Refinery Process Yield Optimisation training course, participants will:

  • Gain understanding and practical insight of the basic concepts of refining complexity impacts, refining optimization and refining margins and its impact on the organization’s profitability
  • Be equipped with the basic tools for understanding the complex nature of crude assay and choose different types of crude diets and thus optimize refinery utilization
  • Improve their level of personal knowledge of the techniques used in industry for blending, refinery integration and optimization
  • Be able to plan and develop techniques for improving Hydrocarbon loss in refinery

Daily Agenda

Day One: Crude Oil Yields Refinery Technology
  • Introduction to crude oil origins & characteristics
  • Crude oil assay and properties
  • Crude oil products
  • LPG
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene / jet fuel
  • AGO / diesel fuel oil
  • Petrochemical feedstocks
  • Overall refinery flow: interrelationship of processes
 Day Two: Petroleum Refinery Processes

  • Crude processing
  • Desalting
  • Atmospheric distillation
  • Vacuum distillation
  • Heavy oils processing / bottom of the barrel upgrading
  • Coking and thermal processes
  • Delayed coking
  • Fluid coking
  • Flexicoking
  • Visbreaking
  • Intermediate feed characteristics
 Day Three: Process for Motor Fuel Production
  • Fluid catalytic cracking
  • Hydrocracking
  • Cat cracking
  • Isomerization
  • Alkylation
  • Hydrotreating
  • Catalytic reforming
  • Product specifications
Day Four: Supporting Operations
  • Blending for product specifications
  • Hydrogen production
  • Storage tanks
  • Refinery gas plants
  • Acid gas treating
  • Sulfur recovery plants
 Day Five: Refinery Economics
  • Residue reduction
  • Asphalt and residual fuel
  • Refinery complexity and netback
  • Economic evaluation
  • Cost estimation
  • Group discussions
  • Program evaluation & summary 


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

The Energy Training Centre

Our collaboration with The Energy Training Centre aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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

  • 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.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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