Refinery Basics

Refinery Basics
Single User Price: $200.00


This building block program will introduce you the very interesting world of refining. The course is designed to help participants at every level of the energy and financial infrastructure gain a more detailed understanding of what and how a refinery works.

The world is struggling to keep up with the growing demand for oil products. The refining sector is running close to maximum capacity throughout the entire year. The result has been many unscheduled problems causing wide swings in prices. It is therefore, a requirement to be knowledgeable about how a refinery works to better understand how this important sector of the energy industry fits into the equation. The refining sector is a complex and often misunderstood business. The program is step one in demystifying this integral part of the business.

This is one of the premier starter courses into the world of refining. You will be exposed to many of the terms, concepts and simply how a refinery works. You will what is produced as naturally occurring products from crude oil and what is produced by chemical alteration. How to treat these products and how to get them blended and ready for distribution into the market.


  • What a refinery is
  • The lifeblood of a refinery---crude
  • A tour of the key processing units in a refinery
  • A discussion on gasoline.

What You Will Learn

Are you in the energy industry or do you work in a related industry that relies on energy, i.e. financial trading. If so now is the time to expand the depth of your knowledge. This critical online program introduces many topics that are of special interest to the energy and energy related community. The program is filled with an extraordinary amount of valuable information for those who want to understand how a refinery works to better understand the relationships of crude oil with finished oil products. A short listing of some of the things you will learn & be exposed to follows:
  • What is a Refinery
  • Crude oil-The feedstock
  • Introduction to Key Refinery Process'
  • Gasoline Blending
  • Simple, complex and very complex refineries
  • Distillation
  • Cracking
  • Coking
  • Alkylation, reforming & Isomerization
  • Gasoline Blending

Program Length

105 Minutes