Fundamentals of Refinery Operations and Planning, Houston, December 2-6, 2013

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 02, 2013 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Dec 06, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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This 5-day course is designed to train participants with the detailed aspects of Petroleum Refining Processing and Refinery Masterplanning.  After the course, the partcipants will fully undertsand how complex refineries operate, how to evaluate a basket of crudes for processing, and handle concepts of refinery economics. They will also understand the impact of the market requirements on finished products, and acquire familiarization with the processes and their insertion within the refinery and how to conceptually analyze their configurations. The course is directed to those professionals new in the refining business that require a good session of chemistry details, process conditions  and process flowsheets description.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Evaluation of Crude Oils – Refined Products
  • Crude Oil Assays
  • Typical Refinery Block Diagrams – Complexity
  • Crude Distillation- Atmospheric and Vacuum
  • Thermal Conversion-Visbreaking and Delayed Coking
  • Catalytic Conversion-Fluidized Catalytic Cracking and Hydrocracking
  • Hydroprocessing
  • Catalytic Reforming and Isomerization
  • Alkylation and Polimerization
  • Lube Oil Production-Propane Deasphalting
  • Solvent Extraction-Dewaxing-Hydrofinishing
  • Auxiliary Processing- Refinery Fuel Gas Processing
  • Sour Water Stripping-Sulfur Removal
  • Hydrogen Production and Management
  • Product Blending
  • Refinery Economics-Plant Costs
  • Refinery Complexity - Configuration of Refineries

Date: Dec 02 - 06, 2013

Length: 5 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Houston, TX

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 4 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 40 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 3,695.00 USD



Houston - Westchase
United States

Conference Speakers

Jorge Foglietta has more than thirty six years of experience in process technology and project engineering for the hydrocarbon processing industries. His specific fields of experience include gas processing, petroleum refining and LNG. He has held engineering positions and executive responsibilities that included strategic technology planning, technology development, process design, evaluation of facilities, design and selection of process equipment, safety analysis, construction, plant start-ups and operations troubleshooting. Jorge earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1976. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Advisory Committee of the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, and Co-Chair of the Facilities Design Forum of the Gas Processors Association (GPA).