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Price: $(USD) 277
Course Level
Delivery Method
On-Demand Self-Study Course
Professional Development Credit Hours
Recommended: Petroleum Refining Made Easy or have equivalent knowledge.


All on-demand self-study courses are written by members of our Faculty in their areas of expertise.


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Chemistry in the Petroleum Refinery (ON-DEMAND) - CR

Course Summary

Chemistry in the Petroleum Refinery is an online training course that will discuss the foundation on which the petroleum industry is built - chemistry. In this course, you will learn how hydrocarbons found in crude oil are transformed into a range of marketable petroleum products. Learn about the chemistry associated with the major operating units - hydrocracker, fluid catalytic cracking unit, coker, alkylation unit, catalytic reformer, isomerization unit and hydrotreater.

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Course Content

You will learn to:

  • Identify the main categories of hydrocarbons and their characteristics
  • Recognize how high-value products are produced in a refinery
  • Point out the distillation process and its resulting products
  • Recognize light ends, where they come from and how they are used to make finished petroleum products
  • Identify what octane is and how octane levels in motor gasoline are raised
  • Recognize why cracking is such an important refinery process
  • Identify the impurities that might be found in crude oil and how they can be handled


Practice exercises and self-assessment quizzes are included to help reinforce key topics introduced throughout the course.

A comprehensive final test will be given at the end of the course.

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