I. Background to refining.
1. Oil and Vitality. 2. Petroleum products functions, traits, markets. 3. Worldwide oil markets. Four. Refining: a technical summary investments, margins, prices probable future developments.
II. Refining instruments.
5. Introduction to linear programming as used in the refining trade. 6. Utility of linear programming to refining. 7. Automation, process management and data expertise. Eight. Functions and their implementation.
III. Administration and organisation.
9. Management and optimisation of refinery operations. 10. Logistics: transport and despatch. Eleven. Useful and organisational evaluation. 12. Managerial points.