Refining 101

Full-day Workshop


One section offered: Friday, 22 March


Fellipe Balieiro, Director Refining and Marketing, IHS Markit
Glenn Giacobbe, Director, Oil Markets, Midstream & Downstream Consulting, IHS Markit


8:30am – 5:00pm

For biographies of all instructors, please visit the Speakers page.

What Delegates will receive:

  • Admittance to evening Welcome Reception
  • Networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks
  • Hard copy of workshop presentations
  • Certificates of course completion upon request

Refining 101 Fundamentals... Make Better Business Decisions

This course provides basic information and insights into the Refining Economics Industry. The course covers the industry fundamentals, crude oils, refined products, refinery margin calculations and technology, refining configurations and complexity, refining operations and values, trade and transport, and industry trends.

In addition to covering the basics, the course will discuss the constantly changing Petroleum dynamics around the globe, and how that alters the value of the entire supply chain. It is important to understand these basic industry drivers and how they affect your business, so you can make better, more informed business decisions.

Overview: Refining Fundamentals

  • Overview of Petroleum Products
  • Crude Oil and Products Pricing
  • Processing Margin Calculations
  • Nature of Crude Oils
  • Petroleum Products Quality
  • Products Manufacturing Technology
  • Refinery Complexity
  • Refinery Yields
  • Operating Costs
  • Refined Products Supply/Demand
  • Products Trade and Transport
  • Refinery Assets Value – Case Studies

Who should take this course?

The 1-day course is designed for both technical and non-technical professionals, those new to the industry, and those who would like a refresher course. Attendees represent a wide range of job functions and company types.

Job function

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Business/Product Management
  • Investment Bankers
  • Economists
  • Upstream Data Managers
  • Project Developers
  • Refinery Engineers
  • Traders

Company types

  • Integrated Oil & Gas Companies
  • E&P Companies
  • Refining & Marketing Companies
  • Banks & Financial Organizations
  • Chemical Companies
  • EPC Companies
  • Governments and Institutions
  • Commodity Traders
  • Storage & Transportation Companies
  • National Oil Companies
  • E&C Companies
  • Industry Suppliers/Licensors

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