Master the Petroleum Refining Process used in Refinery

Know and understand the main chemical processes used in oil refineries to convert crude oil into valuable petroleum products

Course description

Dear student,

Welcome to this online course on petroleum refining.

This course is designed to provide you with a complete understanding of the crude oil refining industry and breaks down for you all the major refining processes into easily digestible concepts using extensive graphics, process layouts and various manufacturing schemes.

You will first get a quick overview of the petroleum industry to put things into perspective before your journey begins.
Then you will discover the different types of crude oil, their composition and the chemical properties of their hydrocarbon components and how refiners separate these molecules using a process called distillation.

You will also learn the major conversion processes used to upgrade petroleum cuts into better quality blending components for the production of gasoline, diesel, heating oil and heavy fuel.

These processes include :
1. Isomerization
2. Alkylation
3. Catalytic reformers
4. Hydrotreaters
5. Fluid catalytic crackers
6. Hydrocrackers
7. Delayed cokers

For each of these conversion processes, you will learn :
- Operating principles
- Process flow diagram
- Operating conditions
- Associated yields
- Catalysts used

Asphalts and lubricating oils are also covered in this course. You will learn how these products are made from crude oil and discover their associated manufacturing processes.

The course includes 20 downloadable resources in pdf format with unlimited access.
These documents contain everything you need to know about refining process schemes, layouts, crude oil characteristics and properties, petroleum products and much more...

To download the files :
1. Go to the "Downloadable resources" section
2. Expand the sections to have access to all the pdf files
3. Click on any file to open it. You can save it to view it later offline

So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum and we look forward to seeing you in the first section.

Also remember, as enrolled student you will have unlimited access to this material and one-on-one instructor support. So feel free to interact with us by email or simply ask us for help in the Q&A section. It will be our pleasure to help you and provide assistance.

Hope to see you there

Course Curriculum

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So with no further ado, go ahead, select the course suitable for you, click the enroll button and we'll see you in the first section !

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Nancy Kramer

Refinery Quality Engineer

Complex technical concepts made easy ! Really enjoyed this course ! Additional resources are of high quality and very insightful. I loved the high quality overall detailed refining scheme so much that I did actually print it and put it in our meeting room at work ! I work in the quality department of a small refinery and this course was very interesting for me. All my colleagues loved the refinery drawing. I advised them to enroll in...

Thomas Lodge

Chemical Engineer

I really enjoyed this course and I'm impressed by the ability of the instructor to simplify complex technical topics ! This course is perfect for me as a beginner. I really appreciate all the petroleum process schemes also attached at the end of the course and that can be downloaded in pdf format. It gave me the opportunity to progress offline and study them at my pace. The last lecture is really a plus to this course because after examining each process separately, the instructor illustrated in the last video how they are connected to each other and how they all work together. It really gave me a "helicopter view" of a typical crude oil refinery. Thank you for this wonderful course !

Course Pricing

  • Oil & Gas : Petroleum refining demystified
  • $19.99 USD

    Crude oil refining processes broken down into easily digestible concepts

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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 20 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee