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Refining-Petrochemicals Synergies

2 days EAV/SRP
  • Staff from refining and petrochemistry involved in production, planning, procurement, marketing, management control and investment
  • Review of the pain refining and petrochemical specificities, identification of the possible synergies and 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
  • to identify the possible synergies between refining and petrochemistry
  • to explain the economic challenges and the main factors of these sectors’ profitability
  • to analyze the effects of these synergies
Ways and means
  • Quiz, examples
  • Case studies and exercises in team work

Technical review of refining and 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 and 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 and 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)
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 07 - 08 Rueil €1,400 Online By email
Nov 23 - 24 Rueil €1,420 Online