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Refining & Petrochemicals Synergies

2 days EAV/SRP
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Staff from refining and petrochemistry involved in production, planning, procurement, marketing, management control and investment.
Purpose
  • This course provides a complete review of the main refining and petrochemical specificities, as well as the identification of the possible synergies. It highlight the economic gains achievable from refining-petrochemicals integration.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • describe the main specificities of the refining and petrochemical sectors,
  • identify the possible synergies between refining and petrochemistry,
  • explain the economic challenges and the main factors of these sectors’ profitability,
  • analyze the effects of these synergies.
Prerequisite
  • Basic knowlegde of refining and petrochemical unit operations.
  • Basic notions of Microsoft Excel.
Ways and means
  • Quiz, examples.
  • Case studies and exercises in team work.

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF REFINING & PETROCHEMISTRY 0.5 day
  • Main petroleum and petrochemical products: key product specifications review.
  • Refining and petrochemical schemes.
  • HSE specifications: refining (H2S, etc.), petrochemicals (product instability, etc.).
SYNERGIES BETWEEN REFINING & PETROCHEMISTRY 1 day
  • Utility exchanges: H2, gas, fuel.
  • Supply: ethane, LPG, naphtha, atmospheric gasoil, vacuum distillate.
  • Product exchanges: pyrolysis gasoline, olefins.
  • Common treatment of the C4 cuts: BTX (Benzene-Toluene-Xylene) extraction.
  • Pooling services.
REFINING & PETROCHEMICALS ECONOMICS 0.5 day
  • Refining and petrochemical margins and costs.
  • Location and unit severities effects.
  • Gains due to synergies.
  • Case study: economics of a refinery, of a steam cracker and of the integration of both (with some synergies).
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 07 - 08 Rueil €1,450 Online By email
Nov 22 - 23 Rueil €1,470 Online