Course Content – Basics of Petroleum Refining for Non-technical Personnel

Course Content – Basics of Petroleum Refining for Non-technical Personnel

BASICS OF PETROLEUM REFINING FOR NON-TECHNICAL PERSONNEL


“Mike Bober is an excellent Instructor. I would strongly recommend taking this training course to anyone who wants to learn the foundation of refining.”
— Principal Technical Consultant, Aspen Technology, Inc, United States

“Mike Bober was an excellent and engaging teacher. I really appreciate the time and dedication he devotes to this course and his offer to stay in touch to offer help to everyone who took the course.”
— Project Manager, Corrosion & Materials, Becht, United States

“Mike Bober is an excellent Instructor. I would strongly recommend taking this training course to anyone who wants to learn the foundation of refining.”
— Principal Technical Consultant, Aspen Technology, Inc, United States


Schedule Date Time PDH Venue/Platform Cost Register
Spring 2023 March 13, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
8 hrs. Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
US$1,000
Spring 2023 May 15, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
8 hrs. Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
US$1,000
Fall 2023 November 7, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
8 hrs. Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
US$1,000

Description:

The student will be taught the purpose for refining and how refinery units fit together to achieve the business requirements. Units will be discussed, and product specifications and pooling will be introduced.

Outline:
1. How does a refinery fit into our overall business?
2. Our business is:
  • Finding crude and gas
  • Transporting crude to the refinery
  • Converting crude into valuable products (REFINING!)
  • Moving and marketing the products
3. This module will introduce you to:
  • How a Refinery converts crude (and other feedstocks) into products
  • What goes into the Refinery (crude and other feedstocks)
  • What comes out of the Refinery (products)
4. The units inside of the Refinery which are used to create the products
5. Reminder of Potential Refinery Hazards
6. The Refining Process
  • Understanding Crude
  • Refinery Products and Specfications
7. Types of Refineries
  • The Four Basic Refining Processes
  • Typical Refining Units
  • Balancing the Refinery
  • Product Realization of Refinery Types
Who Should Attend:

This program has been designed for non-technical personnel assigned to positions in petroleum refineries, corporate offices, and supplier companies. The content of the program is based upon the assumption that those in attendance do not have a formal education in engineering and chemistry and do not work in highly technical environments. Attendance at this course will be beneficial to support personnel such as environmental professionals, accountants, business managers, administrative and legal staff, sales and marketing personnel, insurance representatives, personnel managers, financial professionals, and government officials. The program should also be useful for newly-hired refinery plant operators. Finally, the course may serve as preparation for those who do not have a technical background but who want to attend the more detailed “Introduction to Petroleum Refining Processing” program offered by Refining Process Services.

Instructor:
Michael Bober
Michael (Mike) Bober Mr. Bober holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He served as a Process Engineer, Project Developer, Economist, and Manager at Exxon’s Bayway Refinery for twelve years. He then joined Mobil Research and Development as an FCC Specialist. He managed technical training for Engineering, worldwide, until Exxon and Mobil merged in 2000. At this point, he managed worldwide technical training for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering and then retired from managing the Technical Portfolio for ExxonMobil’s Global Manufacturing Training initiative – with a combined service of 37 years to the two companies.

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Discounts:
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 15 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.

Virtual Training Platform:
GoToTraining is Becht’s interactive online training solution with the most reliable features to help you before, during, and after your sessions. GoToTraining is a robust training platform that engages participants/attendees virtually.

Cancellation Policy:
A full refund is available for cancellations more than 30 days before course start date. Within 30 days of course start date, course credit can be transferred to another attendee within the same company, or can be kept on file to be applied to a future Becht training course.

For information regarding the training course, contact the Training Coordinator at Training@becht.com.

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