Solomon University

Fundamentals of Petroleum Downstream Industry Seminar

In this course you will learn the basics of the refining business as you survey the functioning and operation of a typical oil refinery. Improve your understanding of the physical properties of hydrocarbons and learn how refinery process units manipulate molecules to increase value. Become familiar with the jargon industry professionals like to use and gain a clear understanding of the profit drivers in the downstream industry.

Participants will learn:

  • Industry terms and jargon
  • Industry structure
  • Basic refinery chemistry
  • Function of each major refinery process unit
  • Refinery profit drivers
  • Key trends in the refining industry

Presented by Joe Barth

As a Senior Consultant, Joe has been with Solomon since 2004. His career includes 33 years with ExxonMobil, where he specialized in the planning and optimization of refining petrochemical complexes. Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Houston.

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted toward anyone working within the refining industry.

Schedule & Registration

Courses are scheduled annually around the world and can be delivered directly to your company’s location, if desired.

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