This is a short course that will give you a basic low tech overview of what happens to the crude oil once it arrives at a refinery and how it becomes products. We will also do some basic financial exercise that will help you see how refineries make money. Finally we will talk a little bit about the different roles required to run a refinery.
Who should take this course:
If you are a newcomer to the industry or work in the upstream or midstream areas or in a support function and want to learn how crude becomes products, this is a great course for you.
After this course you will have an understanding of the basic processes involved in turning crude oil into the products and fuel we couldn't live without.
25 mins video material
5 mins quiz
Ira Bernstein spent over 40 years with ExxonMobil before retiring as the Baytown Chemical Plant Technical Manager. Over that time his assignments ranged from highly technical process control to economics and major project support with the last 20 years focused at technical excellence and individual development. His assignments in multiple Gulf Coast locations and Europe give him a keen understanding of the challenges of career development in an expanding global environment.
In the area of career development for technical professionals Ira Bernstein has been involved in every phase of the process: recruiting, assignment selection, performance management, and career planning.