Introduction to Downstream


Basic Overview of Refineries | Est. Length: 30 mins

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.

Estimated Length:

25 mins video material

5 mins quiz


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