Introduction to Petroleum Refinery Processing and Bitumen Upgrading - PEICE

Venue: Calgary

Location: Calgary, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 07, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 09, 2011
Registration Date: Nov 07, 2011
Early Registration Date: Nov 07, 2011
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Course Information:


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.


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

Instructor(s): Marvin Rakow, M. Ch. E.

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.


Additional Information

Delivery Method: Classroom Training
Fee: $ 2195 CAD
Location Calgary, AB
CEU: 2.4 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 24 Professional Development Hours

Sessions: Date Start Time - End Time
1. Monday, November 07, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
2. Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
3. Wednesday, November 09, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM