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Best Practice in Petroleum Refining : Economics & Operating Excellence

From Tuesday 03 October 2017
To Friday 06 October 2017

Workshop Overview:

The course provides the logic and methodologies for solving the major economic determinations and studies made in the business of petroleum refining. It is both broad in its scope and technical in its problem solving. First, the fundamentals of crude oil characterization and qualities are presented. Then follows an explanation of  how those data and refinery product data are used to create models used for economics studies and decision making.  An overview of an example refinery and its operating components are presented. "This course is organised by INBI Singapore". Then, typical economics considerations are described and illustrated. Problems are defined and solved with hands-on participation by the use of software models provided to the attendees.

Workshop Attendance:

This course is primarily developed for those responsible for managing and performing the various studies suggested in the list above. Others who will benefit are the various engineers involved in designing and performing technical servicing of refineries and their operating components, as well as those who provide equipment, catalysts, chemicals, and services to the refining industry. Participants also include engineers with in-depth experience in non-refinery technologies such as ethylene, LNG and/or polypropylene plants who want to know how refineries work. A technical background is helpful but not essential.

Workshop Learning Benefits:

·         The chemical characteristics of crude oils,  how the oils differ, and how those differences are used to design and operate refinery facilities for profit

·         The processes found in modern petroleum refineries, how the processes are different, and how they work together to make specification products

·         How to calculate a crude oil’s value to an existing refinery

·         How crude oils can be mixed to increase net revenue

·         How optimized product blending contributes to the revenue

·         How metallurgy affects crude selection and revenue

·         The use of economics tools to optimize designs and operation

·         The economics of producing petrochemical feedstocks

·         How to compare alternative processing schemes

·         How to economically adjust to changing product markets

·         How to evaluate a debottlenecking project

·         How to justify a new process unit

Workshop Director Profile:

In a refining career spanning 49 years, He, the course developer and trainer has held operating, design and technology management positions in several refineries and engineering companies culminating in executive technology positions. Experience includes evaluating the technical and economic viabilities of many existing and proposed refineries, including every refinery in six Eastern European countries and the largest and most complex refining and petrochemical complex to be designed and constructed as one project. He has published 31 technical articles and made technology presentations in 59 cities in 35 countries outside the U.S., as well as many in the U.S. He has held positions with Bechtel Corp., M.W. Kellogg Co., Fluor E&C Co., Stearns Catalytic Co., Tenneco Oil Co., Signal Oil & Gas Co., and Eastern States Petroleum and Chemical Co., retiring from Bechtel as Executive Technical Director with global responsibilities.

Workshop Registration:

Please select workshop session below:

(1) 3 - 6 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia: Open, please contact us.

(1) 10 - 13 October 2017, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam : Pre-Booking Open, Please contact us.

Location : Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

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