Refining & Petrochemicals SynergiesEAV/SRP

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a complete review of the main refining and petrochemical specificities, as well as the identification of the possible synergies. It highlights the economic gains achievable from refining-petrochemicals integration.
Audience :
  • Staff from refining and petrochemistry involved in production, planning, procurement, marketing, management control and investment.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • TECHNICAL REVIEW OF REFINING & PETROCHEMISTRY

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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).

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.

Ways & Means

  • Quiz, examples.
  • Case studies and exercises in team work.