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Petroleum Refining - Complete Guide to Products & Processes

Learn the most relevant Petroleum Refining Operations such as Crackers, Reformers, Alkylation for Oil & Gas
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The main scope of the course is to create strong basis and fundamentals regarding the processes in the Petroleum Refining. We take a look to the Oil&Gas Industry briefly and continue directly with the Refining Process. We then make a focus in each individual unit operation in the  refinery.

Learn about:

  • Oil& Gas Industry

  • Difference between Petroleum Refining vs. Petrochemical Industry

  • Overview of the most important operations and products

  • Market insight (supply/demand) as well as (production/consumption)

  • Several Petroleum Refineries around the World

Unit Operations & Processes

  • Refining and Fractionation

  • Atmospheric Distillation Column

  • Vacuum Distillation

  • Hydrotreating (Hydrogenation)

  • Blending

  • Reforming

  • Isomerization

  • Alkylation

  • Steam Cracking

  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking

  • Gas Sweetening (Hydrodesulfurization)

  • Coking


  • Fuel Gas / Natural Gas

  • Liquified Petroleum Gases (LPG)

  • Propane, Butane

  • Sulfur / Hydrogen Sulfide

  • Gasoline / Automotive Gas Oil

  • Naphtha Cuts (Light/Heavy)

  • Kerosene

  • Diesel

  • Gasoil

  • Lubricants

  • Vacuum Residues

  • Asphalt

  • Coke

NOTE: This course is focused for Process Simulation

At the end of the course you will feel confident in the Petroleum Refining Industry. You will know the most common Process & Unit Operations as well as their distribution, production and importance in daily life.

How long do I have access to the course materials?
You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Can I take my courses with me wherever I go?
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!
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