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Oil and Gas Technology for Non Petroleum Professionals



This training program offers a comprehensive program tailored for individuals outside the petroleum industry. It is designed to bridge the gap for non-technical professionals, it also equips participants with the expertise needed to thrive in various roles within the oil and gas sector.

Program Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of the origins of oil and gas.

  • Understand the basics of refining and petrochemicals.

  • Appreciate the basic differences between exploration, and refining, and petrochemicals.

  • Identify the basics of the different building blocks of petrochemicals.

  • Examine the basics of different refinery types and complexity.

Targeted Audience:

  • Non-technical professionals assigned to positions in refineries and petrochemical plants, corporate offices, suppliers, and other interrelated companies.

  • Support Personnel including Environmental professionals, Accountants, Business managers, Administrative and legal staff, Sales and marketing personnel, Insurance representatives, Personnel managers, Financial professionals, and other professionals who desire a better understanding of the subject matter.

  • Newly-hired refinery plant personnel and current semi-technical personnel who require further training.

Program Outlines:

Unit 1:

Origin and Nature of Petroleum:

  • Chemistry of fossil fuels.

  • Basic petroleum geology.

  • Origins, formation, and trapping of oil & gas.

  • Exploration and production Methods.

  • Transportation.

Unit 2:

Overview of Refining:

  • Classification of hydrocarbons.

  • Surface processing of oil and gas.

  • Refinery types and complexity.

  • Hydroskimming, Cracking and Coking Refineries.

  • Refining Margins and Profitability.

  • Netback & Complexity Factors.

Unit 3:

Refinery Process Operations:

  • Physical separation – Crude and Vacuum Distillation.

  • Chemical conversion processes, Gasoline Production.

  • Hydrotreating, Catalytic Reforming, Alkylation, and Isomerization.

  • Residue Reduction I: Cat Cracking, Hydrocracking, Visbreaking, Hydrocracking.

  • Residue Reduction II: Coking, Asphalt, and Residual Fuel.

  • Blending.

Unit 4:

Petrochemicals I - Production and Uses:

  • Olefin based compounds.

  • Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Isobutylene.

  • Aromatic based compounds.

  • Benzene, Toluene, Xylene.

Unit 5:

Petrochemicals II - Production and Uses:

  • Natural Gas based compounds.

  • Ammonia.

  • Methanol.

  • Gas to liquid technologies.

  • Case study - Petrochemical production – Major Companies.

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