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Course Level
Introduction
Delivery Method
Live Instructor-Led Virtual Course
Professional Development Credit Hours
10
Pre-requisites
There is no pre-requisite for this course.

"The course was informative and very interactive. I enjoyed the group activities the most. The features of AdobeConnect for our learning and breakout session was very good." Petroleum Authority of Brunei Darussalam


Faculty

Mary Jackson has over twenty-five years' experience in the energy industry. After university she began her career at BP, working in the information management group, before joining the Manufacturing, Supply and Trading department. She subsequently worked at Saladin as a consultant, working closely with clients throughout the world and providing consultancy advice on energy market analysis, trading and risk management. In several senior roles at Saladin, she managed the energy consulting team, ran the energy market information service and directed strategy for new software and information product development.

Since 2000, Mary has worked as an independent energy market consultant and she formed Kingston Energy Consulting with Nigel Harris in 2002. Kingston Energy provides consultancy services to companies involved in energy markets and trading. A key area of work has been the European natural gas market - Kingston Energy has researched and authored a well-respected report on European natural gas trading which has been published annually since 2004.

Mary has lectured regularly for Mennta Energy Solutions on energy markets, trading and risk management and is also a regular speaker and panel member at public conferences. She has written articles for industry publications including Harts Energy Markets, Energy Risk, Global Energy Business and Petroleum Review.

Nigel Harris is a director and principal consultant at Kingston Energy Consulting, which he founded with Mary Jackson in 2002. He has been helping energy traders to analyse and understand the markets for over 25 years, initially as a developer of market analysis software systems, and more recently as a consultant. At Kingston Energy Consulting, his main focus is on providing education and information transfer to participants in the energy trading business, through instructor-led classroom training, web-based training development, research projects, workshops, briefings and research-based report writing. In his work with Mennta Energy Solutions, he has created a library of new instructor-led and web-based courses on European gas and power markets and trading. In 2005, he worked with Mary Jackson to develop the popular Oil Trading Orientation course, which has since been presented at venues all over the world. He has also extensively revised and updated many existing courses on derivatives, hedging and risk management.  He regularly presents this material both at public venues and as in-house, often customised, courses. He is co-author of a series of highly regarded reports on European natural gas trading and has also contributed to reports on power markets and oil trading. In previous roles, he was a key member of the team that initially designed and developed Saladin's innovative Petroleum Analysis Workstation, a system that became an industry standard for historical price analysis during the 1990s and remained in use in the industry for two decades. During this period, he worked closely and extensively with oil and gas traders around the world to understand their information and analytical requirements. He also spent some years as an independent consultant, working mainly with software and information providers to help them better understand the oil and gas trading sectors.


Accreditations

NASBA: Mennta Energy Solutions is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

CPD Certification Services: The CPD Certification Service works with Mennta Energy Solutions to ensure valuable knowledge is structured to complement the universal guidelines of Continuing Professional Development. Mennta Energy Solutions courses are approved by CPD at one credit per training hour.

BAC: Mennta Energy Solutions is pleased to be endorsed by the BAC for Independent Further Education as a Short Course Provider. Endorsement covers courses delivered in the UK only.

GARP: Mennta Energy Solutions is registered with GARP as an Approved Provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining (VIRTUAL) - FPRV


Course Schedule

Date Time Location Price* Registration Deadline**
20-23 Mar 2023
Register
10:00am-12:30pm (New York) / 14:00-16:30 (London)
Zoom: Americas to Europe
USD 1,450 (FPRV-VILTNA23-03)
17 Feb 2023
17-20 Apr 2023
Register
8:00 - 10:30 BST/ 3:00pm - 5:30pm SGT
Zoom: Europe to Asia-Pacific
USD 1,450 (FPRV-VILTAP23-04)
10 Mar 2023

*Prices do not include VAT, GST, or any other local taxes. All applicable taxes will be added to the invoice.
**Please register by the deadline to help us ensure sufficient attendance and avoid postponing the course.


Course Summary

Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining is a VIRTUAL classroom course presented by the energy training experts at Mennta Energy Solutions.

You don't need an engineering degree to understand the fundamentals of petroleum refining! This exciting course is designed to introduce non-technical oil industry members to the fascinating field of petroleum refining. Learn how a refinery works and how refinery operations affect global oil and product prices.  Also, you'll be introduced to refinery economics.

This virtual solution is comprised of four live instructor-led sessions hosted on state-of-the-art training software with video, audio, chat, live polls, breakout sessions and much more!  The program will also include several self-study assignments to maximize the time with the instructor.


Who Should Attend?

Class delegates include anyone who needs to understand how this cornerstone of the petroleum industry works. New members of the industry will be given a great introduction to the industry. Marketing personnel will grasp the intricacies of how the products they market come to exist. Those from the service side of the industry (brokerage, software, consulting) will get a first-hand view of this the most fundamental aspect of the oil industry.


Course Content

  • Review of prerequisite learning and introduction to refining
  • Fundamentals of crude oil
  • Petroleum chemistry fundamentals
  • The major stages of refining
  • Exercises
    • Team Refinery Competition
  • Atmospheric and vacuum distillation
  • Cracking processes   
    • Catalytic cracking
    • Thermal cracking
    • Coking
    • Hydrocracking
  • Exercises
    • Building the Refinery Flowchart
    • Team Refinery Competition (continued)
  • Catalytic reforming
  • Gas plants
    • Processing sequence
      • Cracking vs. non-cracking
  • Isomerization
    • Butane isomerization
    • Pentane/Hexane Isomerization
  • Alkylation
    • Sulfuric acid alkylation
    • Hydrofluoric acid alkylation
  • Hydrotreating
    • Treatment Processes
    • Solvent Recovery of Aromatics
  • Exercises
    • Building the Refinery Flowchart (continued)
    • Team Refinery Competition (continued)
  • Blending for finished products
  • Summary
  • Exercises
    • Building the Refinery Flowchart (continued)
    • Team Refinery Competition (continued)
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