Global Technology Forum's Spring Series Seminars

18 - 20 March 2013

Global Technology Forum - Spring Training Series

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Course Highlights :

  • Improving Refinery Profit Margins
    • Economic environment and demand prospects
    • Refined product specifications
    • Crude oil quality and assay interpretation
    • Process unit technology and economics
    • Product blending techniques
    • Refinery planning processes
    • Utilisation of linear programming
    • Price hedging techniques
    • Refinery investment economics
    • Energy and other cost factors
  • Hydrotreating
    • Core elements of Hydrotreating technology
    • Key variables that affect product yields
    • Properties are described and their impact on the optimisation of the unit operation
    • A framework is presented for troubleshooting operating problems
    • Participants are encouraged to describe their specific challenges

Course Dates & Venues

LONDON, 18 - 20 March 2013

   

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Course Tutors

Improving Refinery Profit Margins

  • Peter Jones

Hydrotreating

  • Richard Moore - Coulson

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of these seminars participants should have:

  • Improving Refinery Profit Margins

    This course focuses upon the manner in which refinery profit margins may be maximised. It is intended to assist analysts, engineers and marketers to understand the inter-relationships between the numerous factors which may be manipulated to maximise refinery profitability given the economic constraints acting upon the refinery and the physical constraints of the refinery facilities themselves. To this end an examination of crude oil and refined product quality is essential, together with the more important refinery processes.

  • Hydrotreating

    • In-depth yet practical review of hydrotreating technology in a crude oil refiner
    • Understand the chemistry of hydrotreating
    • Discuss the design of commercial processes and reactors
    • Address diesel, jet fuel and naphtha hydrotreating
    • Learn about feed pre-treatment for conversion units
    • Gain knowledge about hydrogen production and purification