: Istanbul-Turkey: +905395991206 - Amman-Jordan: +962785666966 London-UK: +447481362802
-->

Engineering, Oil and Gas

Production Planning & Scheduling Petroleum Refineries MBA




Introduction:

This program is specifically designed to identify and resolve issues of production planning and scheduling in petroleum refineries that are most commonly encountered by refinery personnel working in this area. Issues of operations scheduling for petroleum refining are discussed in depth. It will also be enhanced with planning and scheduling examples and will provide relevant background information on the subject

Additionally, the program will present a detailed overview of refining process yields, from the crude oil feed to the finished products. Major refining processes are presented and discussed, including feedstock, feedstock preparation, operating conditions, catalysts, yields, product properties, and economics.

The program is oriented toward the practical aspects of refinery operations as well as the terminology and economics of refining.

Targeted Groups:

  • Operations personnel including shift supervisors
  • Marketers and refinery planners
  • Blending professionals
  • Refining Technologists
  • Other engineers who would like a further understanding of the complex refining processes and their impact on refinery planning and scheduling
  • Accountants, marketers and other professions who would like to understand the complexities and terminology of Production Planning & Scheduling in Petroleum Refineries

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Gain an appreciation of the planning and scheduling tools that will be useful for planning of crude and product deliveries
  • Differentiate and appreciate the similarities and differences between planning and scheduling
  • Understand the principles of scheduling optimization
  • Learn the skills to crude selection and optimization that results in improved profitability
  • Develop the skills necessary to apply blending techniques using excel and linear programming software

Targeted Competencies:

  • Improving the planning and scheduling operations which will improve the profitability
  • Acting as a primer into the industry of Petroleum Refining to maximize process fluid yields
  • Familiarizing with all processes associated with the processing of petroleum into finished products
  • Tools for understanding the complex nature of Refining and its operations

Course Content:

Unit 1: Application of Planning and Scheduling:

  • Overview of planning and scheduling in oil refineries
  • Refinery Configuration:
  • Hydro skimming Refinery
  • Refineries with Secondary Conversion Process
  • Integrated Refineries
  • Existing & New Refineries
  • Choice of Crude
  • Crude oil scheduling
  • Choice of Processes
  • Capacity utilization of Crudes
  • Severity of Process Operations
  • Cut-points Optimization
  • Facing Upset Situations
  • Tankage Requirement

Unit 2: Improving Product Movements and Releasing Tankages:

  • Basic Information Required
  • Crude Assay
  • Intermediate Feed Characteristics
  • Yields and Properties
  • Different Process Units
  • Utilities

Unit 3: Product Blending Rules:

  • Product Specifications
  • New Trends in fuel production
  • Environmental Issues
  • Crude Cost
  • Product Netback

Unit 4: Formulation of Problem :

  • Refinery Flow-sheets
  • Simplified Material Balance
  • General Formulation
  • Demand Equations
  • Product Inventory Control
  • Product Quality Control
  • Fixed Composition Blend
  • Capacity Control/ Constraints
  • Availability of Feedstock/ Control

Unit 5: Application to a Refinery Worksheet:

  • Petroleum Product Movement and Product Exchange
  • Marginal Depot Supply and movements
  • Commonly Used Methods & Recent Developments
  • Mathematical Approach to Solution
  • Linear Programming
  • Graphic Method
  • Vendors Software

Unit 6: Crude Oil Yields Refinery Technology:

  • Crude Oil Origins & Characteristics
  • Crude oil Assay and properties
  • Crude oil products
  • Product specifications
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene/ Jet Fuel
  • Fuel Oil/ Diesel Fuels
  • Petrochemical Feedstocks
  • Refineries Complexity
  • Overall refinery flow: Interrelationship of processes

Unit 7: Petroleum Refinery Processes:

  • Crude Processing
  • Desalting
  • Atmospheric distillation
  • Vacuum distillation
  • Heavy Oils Processing – Cocking and Thermal Processes
  • Delayed Coking
  • Fluid Coking
  • Flexicoking
  • Visbreaking

Unit 8: Process for Motor Fuel Production:

  • Fluid catalytic cracking
  • Hydrocracking
  • Cat Cracking
  • Isomerization
  • Alkylation
  • Hydrotreating
  • Catalytic Reforming

Unit 9: Supporting Operations:

  • Blending for Product Specifications
  • Hydrogen production
  • Refinery Gas Plants
  • Acid Gas Treating
  • Sulfur Recovery Plants

Unit 10: Refinery Economics:

  • Residue Reduction
  • Asphalt and Residual Fuel
  • Cost Estimation
  • Economic Evaluation