Refining and Distribution Technologies

Online price: SAR 1350

Offline Price: SAR 2550

Course Duration: 5 Days

Course Mentor: Higher Engineering Sciences Institute for Training

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Program Overview:

The oil refining industry and distributions continues to be a key supplier of world’s fuels, but it is

being transformed and reshaped by a number of new global and local drivers: margin volatility,

increased regulatory control, global competition, changing crude slate, capital constrains, new

technologies, data science which will be covered during this training course.

Who should attend?

  • Operation Engineers and Staff
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Technical Supervisory Staff
  • Plant Engineers
  • Lab Staff
  • Petroleum Products and Distribution Staff
  • Quality Specialists
  • Measurement and Quality Control Staff
  • Foremen



  • World-wide crude oil supply and demand
  • Important petroleum product demand trends
  • Overview of refinery process technology
  • Overview of products distribution system
  • Impact of market demand and crude oil quality on refinery
  • configuration
  • Refinery/petrochemical integration
  • Refinery margin calculation
  • How do refiners select crude oils?
  • Case study of new grassroots refinery
  • Options for increasing refinery profitability

Contents & Outline:

DAY ONE: Crude oil quality

  • Crude oil composition
  • Bulk crude oil properties
  • 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 Globally
  • Unit Operations & Processes
  • Refining and Fractionation
  • Atmospheric Distillation Column
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Hydrotreating (Hydrogenation)


  • Blending & Reforming operation
  • Isomerization methods
  • Alkylation methods
  • Steam Cracking


  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking
  • Gas Sweetening (Hydrodesulfurization)
  • Coking operation
  • Petroleum refinery products & properties
  • Refinery operations & equipment’s


  • Petroleum products storage, piping, capacity, distribution & quality.
  • Refined products pretension loss
  • Static and dynamic measurement for products
  • Custody transfer system