A Basic Overview of Petrochemicals - BOP 

CPE Credits Awarded: 2
Categories: Oil Industry, Online Training


In this intermediate level course you will be introduced to the building blocks of petrochemicals, the nine key hydrocarbon compounds that form the basis for the petrochemicals industry. We will cover these important hydrocarbons one by one, sharing knowledge of how they're derived, the technology employed to produce them, and some of the many products manufactured using them. Please join us and enjoy this opportunity to learn how petrochemicals have become one of the most important industries in today's world. Delegates taking this course should already have successfully completed Introduction to Petroleum Chemistry, or have equivalent knowledge of refining chemistry.

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CPE Credits:

2 self-study CPE credits awarded for this course

Course Cost:

$ (USD)

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“Really enjoyable and enlightening with a very good layout and clear explanation.” I.A., Yorkshire Oil and Gas

You will learn to:

  • Understand olefin-based compounds: the production and uses
    • Ethylene
    • Propylene
    • Butadiene
    • Isobutylene
  • Discover aromatic-based compounds: the production and uses
    • Benzene
    • Toluene
    • Xylene
  • Recognize natural gas-based compounds: the production and uses
    • Ammonia
    • Methanol

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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