November 2015

Petroleum Refining and Processing: A Crash Course

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please email Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for waiting list inquiries. Thank you!
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Friday, November 27, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Petroleum Refining and Processing: A Crash Course - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Petroleum Refining and Processing: A Crash Course - Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Mohamed Ali, Ph.D., P.Eng., University of Alberta and Project Management Training Solutions LT. (PMTS) 
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Petroleum Refining and Processing: A Crash Course - Day 1 : $838.00 + GST = $879.90 until Nov 12, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Petroleum Refining and Processing: A Crash Course - Day 1 : $918.00 + GST = $963.90

Non-Member Price: Petroleum Refining and Processing: A Crash Course - Day 1 : $918.00 + GST = $963.90

Student Member Price: Petroleum Refining and Processing: A Crash Course - Day 1 : $459.00 + GST = $481.95
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 12, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4861
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This two days short course presents an overview of the petroleum refining and processing industry including the feedstock properties, product slate and the processes used to convert crude oil and intermediate streams into desirable products. The basics of hydrocarbon properties and products quality will be discussed. Each processing unit will be explained including the equipment description and selection basics, operating conditions, process parameters, catalyst, utilities, feedstock and products quality.

Special Features
The course will cover the processing and refining industry by its units. It will go into the details of the units’ equipment selection and operating conditions and parameters. The participants will be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of different processing units in the petroleum refining, properties of the feedstock and products, products qualities and yields, and to perform basic calculations and evaluations based on the units and their equipment.

Course Outline
  • Hydrocarbon Chemistry and Properties 
  • Crude Oil Properties, Sources, Assays
  • Shale Oil and Bitumen
  • The Refinery Flow Sheet: Process Units, Streams, Terminology 
  • Fuel Products
  • Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation, Desalting
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking
  • Catalytic Reforming, Aromatics Recovery for Petrochemical Feedstocks
  • Isomerization
  • Alkylation and Polymer Gasoline
  • Hydrotreating, Hydrocracking
  • Hydrogen Plants, Sulfur Recovery, Sweetening
  • Lube Oil Base Stocks
  • Resid Processing, Thermal Cracking, Visbreaking, Solvent Deasphalting, Coking, Hydrocracking
Target Audience
  • Engineering managers
  • Chemists
  • Engineers in oil and petroleum industries (mechanical, electrical, civil, environmental, materials, petroleum)
  • Legal and government personnel who interface with oil and gas industry
  • Chemical and Process Engineering Technologists 
  • Environmental Technicians 
  • Maintenance Supervisors 
  • Laboratory Technicians 
  • Chemical Plant Operators 
  • Project Managers and Engineers
Instructor Bio
Dr. Mohamed Ali holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Alberta, B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 2000 and 2004, respectively, from Cairo University, Egypt. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta (APEGA). Dr. Ali, currently, works as a project manager at the University of Alberta. He has more than 15 years of experience in project management, process engineering, consulting and chemical engineering research and teaching.  Dr. Ali has lead and participated in many multidisciplinary engineering projects. He also offered consulting and industrial training to different chemical engineering and process industries. He provided many industrial training courses in oil and gas processing, Canadian oil sands, heavy oil upgrading, petrochemicals, chemical reaction engineering, environmental engineering and process safety.

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