Petroleum Refining Process
Module 5 discusses which molecules make up the different types of hydrocarbons, how contaminants in the oil are dealt with, why boiling points are important to the refining process, where refineries are located, what the two basic areas of a refinery are, what happens during the two main stages of refining, why each upgrading procedure is important and what happens before and after the refining process.
This course is designed for students who require a basic understanding of the petroleum industry to perform their jobs. It provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of upstream and downstream activities. Students will learn how hydrocarbon deposits are formed, explored for, and produced. Next, students will learn how crude oil and gas are converted from a raw material to finished product and delivered to markets, or traded worldwide, as a commodity.