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Petroleum Industry From Upstream to Downstream



This training program provides comprehensive insights into the various stages of petroleum production, refining, and distribution. Participants gain a holistic understanding of upstream exploration and production techniques, midstream transportation and storage, as well as downstream refining and marketing processes. 

Program Objectives:

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

  • Identify key process operations related to the exploration & production of upstream industry feedstock.

  • Analyze the key process operations related to refining and production of downstream products.

  • Recognize the total spectrum of the oil and gas industry and the challenges faced.

  • Develop skills to assist in the evaluation of corporate opportunities

  • Understand the structure of the oil and gas business.

Targeted Audience:

  • Technologists.

  • Mechanical engineers.

  • Safety and Inspection engineers.

  • Operations, Maintenance, or project engineers.

Program Outlines:

Unit 1: 

Origins of Petroleum:

  • Origins of oil & gas.

  • Petroleum chemistry.

  • Petroleum geology.

  • Exploration & production of petroleum.

  • Types of Well.

  • Development of Oil and gas fields.

Unit 2:

World Energy Markets:

  • Pipeline geopolitics.

  • OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries).

  • EIA (Energy Information Administration).

  • Statistical review of petroleum consumption and supply.

  • Distribution transmission and transportation.

  • Tank farms and storage.

Unit 3:

Refinery Operations:

  • Physical separation – Distillation

  • Chemical conversion processes.

  • Blending.

  • Refinery Complexity.

  • Refining margins.

Unit 4: 

Gas Processing:

  • Inlet separation, Dehydration/Dewpoint control.

  • Contaminants & Pipeline Gas specifications.

  • Amine Gas Sweetening.

  • Physical Solvent Processes.

  • Sulfur Recovery.

  • Gas compression & Liquefaction.

Unit 5: 

Oil and Gas Management:

  • Cost estimation of oil and gas facilities.

  • Pricing, Trading, Markets, Risk Management.

  • Crude Benchmarks & price estimation.

  • Derivatives – Futures, Options, and Swaps.

  • Climate Change & Renewable Energy.

  • Course Exercises, Evaluation, and roundup.

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