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Petroleum Refinery & Distillation

Who Should Attend:

This programme is designed for new reccruits to the oil industry, or those who want to convert to the science of crude oil processes, new managers, energy personnel and petroleum engineers.


Crude Oil
  • Generic composition
  • Variations from around the world
  • Practical limitations
  • Practical considerations
  • Introduction and initial testing at the refinery
Introduction to the basic refining processes of crude oil
  • Review of Day One
  • The basic refining processes – a study in process technology
  • Materials, pressures and temperatures
  • Health and Safety aspects of the operation
Variations in crude oil
  • Transporting and storage of crude oil at the refinery
  • A detailed look at refining processes specific to particular crude oil types
  • Products, By- products and added value processes
  • Refined LPG Technology
  • NGL Processes and handling techniques
Tying it all together
  • Purpose and limitations of linking processes
  • Energy saving through linked processes
  • Maintenance with respect to Health and Safety
  • Product testing and quality
Health & Safety in Refinery
  • How to manage waste
  • Hazards in oil refinery
Course details
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • One week