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Refining and Processing Petroleum

Collected crude oil and natural gas are of little use in their raw state. Their value lies in what is created form them—fuels, lubricating oils, waxes, asphalt, and petrochemicals. In this lesson you will learn:
  • Components that make up crude oil
  • Crude oil classification, some standard types of crude oil
  • Types of hydrocarbons involved in petroleum refining
  • Refined products and/or refining processes related to each hydrocarbon
  • Role refining plays in the oil supply and distribution chain
  • Basic economic issues related to refining
  • Environmental concerns relating to oil refining
  • What assays are
  • Key refining processes of separation, conversion and treating
  • Types of refineries and their processes: topping, hydroskimming, cracking and full conversion

The Refining and Processing Petroleum module consists of the following:
  • Lesson 1—Refining and Processing Petroleum Overview
  • Lesson 2—Basics of Hydrocarbons
  • Lesson 3—The Refining Industry
  • Lesson 4—Refining Processes
  • Lesson 5—Types of Refineries
  • Refining and Processing Petroleum Glossary
  • Quiz

It should take you approximately 75 to 90 minutes to complete this module. A passing score earns you a Certificate of Completion.

In order to successfully complete this module you will be required to:
  • Go through all the lessons in the module.
  • Complete the practice items.
  • Complete the module quiz with a passing grade of 70%. You will have 2 chances to complete the quiz. If you don’t pass the quiz the first time, you will be able to take it again after 7 days.
  • At the end, you will receive a certificate of completion.

    For multiple licenses or to use the Refining and Processing Petroleum e-learning module in training, please contact us at 800.687.4132 or 512.471.5940 or by sending an email to

    e-Learning Module
    Catalog No. 95.M0110 - $95.00 for 12 month


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