Introduction to Petroleum Refinery Processing and Bitumen Upgrading, Calgary, November 4-6, 2013

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 04, 2013 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2013 / 4:30 am - (MST)
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This 3-day course presents an overview of the modern, integrated petroleum refinery, including crude oil properties, a history of fuel product specifications, and process descriptions. Each refining process will cover operating description and conditions, feedstock and catalyst selection, product yields, and the relationship between process parameters, unit performance and product output and properties. Future operations, in response to changing crude oil quality and product slates and quality, will be discussed. The third day is devoted to a thorough review of the technologies used to process crude oil resid, followed by an overview of tar sand bitumen and heavy oil properties, status of upgrader projects, and the processes employed at the upgrader sites to convert bitumen into sweet "crude."  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Refinery Flow Sheet
  • Hydrocarbon Chemistry
  • Crude Oil: Properties, Tests, Sources, Assays
  • Fuel Products: History of Specs, Environmental Regs, MTBE/Ethanol/MMT, Sulfur
  • Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking
  • Catalytic Reforming and Aromatics Recovery
  • Isomerization, Alkylation and Polymerization
  • Hydroprocessing for Sulfur, Nitrogen and Aromatics Reduction
  • New Sulfur Removal Technologies
  • Hydrogen Production, Sweetening and Sulfur Recovery
  • Resid Processing: Visbreaking, Deasphalting, Coking, Hydrocracking
  • Refinery Options for Tomorrows Cleaner Fuels
  • Bitumen/Heavy Oil Properties
  • Bitumen Upgrader Project Status
  • Upgrader Process Flow Sheet Options: Coking/Hydrocracking/Hydrotreating
  • Upgrader Support Technologies: Hydrogen/Sulfur/Cogen

Date: Nov 04 - 06, 2013

Length: 3 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Calgary, AB

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 2.4 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 24 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 2,595.00 CAD  


Calgary - Downtown

Conference Speakers

Marvin Rakow is President of EDU-TECH Management Resources, a consultant services organization in technical training, business development, marketing and R&D to the petroleum, petrochemicals, and specialty chemicals industries. He was previously Senior Vice President for Hydrocarbon Research, Inc. (HRI), responsible for all technical groups and the operation of HRI's R&D Center, including technology development for the petroleum/petrochemicals industries.