Course Content – Refinery and Petrochemical Hydrocarbon Loss Management

Course Content – Refinery and Petrochemical Hydrocarbon Loss Management


Schedule Date Time PDH Venue/Platform Cost Register
3Q2024 October 24 – 25, 2024 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
16 hrs. Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees


In oil refineries and petrochemical plants, hydrocarbon loss management (HCLM) is a critical component of successful performance. The hydrocarbon management practices in a facility directly impact financial, commercial, legal, environmental and regulatory outcomes. Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the three basic elements of Management, Measurement and Control in a hydrocarbon management system and how they function and interact to improve real performance. They will also understand the related industry standards, appropriate hydrocarbon accounting practices and functional practices that promote loss identification and gap closure to capture before unrealized value.

  • What Is HCLM?
  • Why Is It Important?
  • Where Are Potential Loss Sources?
  • HCLM Organization & Culture
  • HCLM Process & Procedures
  • HCLM Standards (API and EI)
  • HCLM Goals
  • HCLM Measurement Layer
  • HCLM Measurement Types
  • HCLM Measurement Considerations
  • HCLM Measurement Standards (API)
  • Hydrocarbon Accounting
  • Hydrocarbon Mass Balance / Reconciliation
  • Hydrocarbon Loss Identification / Tracking
  • Hydrocarbon Loss Improvement

Who Should Attend:
Course participants will have the opportunity to understand the broad view of hydrocarbon loss management as well as specific details of improving bottom line performance through the three elements of HCLM based on industry standards and best practices. This course is ideal for those in the refinery and petrochemical industry with direct plant performance related managerial and supervisory responsibilities like plant managers, finance managers, and accounting managers as well as those with daily responsibilities related to hydrocarbon measurement, movements, and accounting like yield accountants, control engineers, maintenance engineers, plant or process engineers and any of those with supervisory roles in these areas. Those from financial and insurance firms, measurement and analysis equipment and service providers, logistics and shipping providers, third party measurement inspection providers and government agencies may also find this course informative and beneficial.

Darren York
Darren York Mr. York has 25 years of Supply Chain Optimization and Industrial Engineering experience in the Refining and Chemical industry. Darren’s experience includes roles with KBC Advanced Technologies as a Principal Consultant and Global Product Manager for Strategic and Supply Chain Services working with international clients in all regions including the US, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, EAU, Oman, South Africa, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, China and Japan. Prior to KBC, Darren held multiple positions, including management roles, at Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi refinery in business development, economics and planning, production accounting, compliance and performance management. In these roles he has focused on business success and margin capture through applied optimization, project leadership, planning, coaching and technical development of an integrated hydrocarbon supply chain.

Darren has expertise in refinery and petrochemicals planning (operations, annual, long term, and strategic), refinery scheduling, crude evaluation/selection, product blending, logistics, commercials/trading, economics and business analysis, LP modelling (PIMS, RPMS, GRTMPS, Petro and Spiral), Scheduling and Blending modelling, compliance and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) management, performance management with KPIs and scorecards, business analytics and data visualization, process mapping, stochastic modelling/simulation, and discrete event simulation.

Becht offers the following discounts on Public Training:

The highest applicable discount will be applied; discounts are not additive.

  1. Early Registration – A 10% discount is to be provided when you register 30 days before the start date of the training.
  2. Group Rate – A group discount is applied when you send three or more people from your organization to the same course and provide a single payment.
  3. No. of Registrants Discount/Person
    3 10%
    4 – 6 20%
    7 and up 25%
  4. Yearly Commitment Discount – A 25% discount when you prepay for a minimum of 10 participants from your organization to any of the courses in the same year.

Cancellation Policy:
Full refunds or course transfers are available 4 weeks prior to the class start date. Cancellations 2-4 weeks out are eligible for course transfers or a refund of 60% of the registration fee. Cancellations within 2 weeks of the class will not be eligible for a refund. For any inquiries, please email

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