Downstream Module

EAV/DOM

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a better understanding of the downstream petroleum sector in its technical, economic, commercial and environmental dimensions (main refining units, key economic data and characteristics, management tools…).
Audience :
  • Recently hired professionals, preferably with an engineering background, about to take up a position in downstream petroleum activities.
  • Staff from other petroleum sectors (upstream, chemicals, etc.) taking up a downstream managerial position or from government agencies with responsibilities for petroleum matters will also benefit from this course.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • REFINING

      • Crude oils and finished products.
      • Refining processes.
      • Deep upgrading.
      • Environmental constraints.
      • Consequences of the reduction of heavy fuel oil outlets.
      • Short-term refinery management.
      • Unit margins.
  • DECISION SCIENCES

      • Linear programming: simplex, duality, economic interpretation, etc.
      • Refining supply and demand.
      • Refinery investments, costs and margins.
      • Dynamic programming, non-linear programming, MCP problems in their applications in Energy industries (Gas and Electricity).
  • DOWNSTREAM MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (refining, gas, power & digitalization)

      • Mid and downstream business: oil refining, petrochemicals and products.
      • Utility management: coal, gas and power.
      • Renewables and Environmental Management.
  • ENERGY MARKETS & TRADING

      • Introduction to commodities markets (energy, soft, tropical & non-ferrous).
      • Physical oil markets.
      • OTC products.
      • Future markets. Options.
      • Risk management and hedging.
  • ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS

      • Applied probability and statistics.
      • Applications of statistical and probabilistic concepts.
  • TERM PAPER

      • Personal research work.