Refining and Product Training

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Industrial, Chemical and Fuel

What Is Refining and Product Training Training?

An intensive and interactive three-day course covering the essentials of refining (day 1) and products trading (days 2 & 3). The course is designed to explain the component parts of the refinery, its workings and processes, as well as how crude selection can affect the product slate. The workings and procedures of the products markets and how it differs from the crude oil markets is also reviewed.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in understanding the refinery/supply/trading interfaces. Crude and product traders. Oil trading managers. Supply programmers and analysts. Supply managers. Staff employed in oil storage and distribution companies. Staff from banks and other financial institutions.

Course Agenda

- Refinery configurations
- Production units in refining
- Upgrading units and added value
- Crude oil choice and refinery margins
- The products themselves
- Review of usage and specifications
- Difficulties faced by refiners today
- Oil demand by product group
- International configurations
- The geography of European markets
- What makes a trading forum?
- Supply versus demand
- Analysis of each product market highlighting: Pricing mechanisms - Physical arbitrage - Physical oil trading
- The value in contractual clauses
- Timing and shipping
- Freight costs and chartering
- Trading decisions
- Risk assessment
- Hedging instruments
- Basic hedging techniques.


Available onsite or nationwide at any of over 50 centres, see below our open course availability. Alternatively, call 0844 335 8882.


The Refining and Product Training course is accredited by the most recognised certificating body in the UK and supported by certification and credit card sized ID cards produced by XYZ Training Group - one of the UK's largest dedicated Industrial training organisations.

More Information

We train in excess of 100,000 delegates per year. For more information, please make your enquiry using the form below. The XYZ Training Group Customer Charter ensures that all enquiries are responded to the same day.

Course Availability

Available on client premises as an in-house course or at one of training venues, provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Whatever your requirement, simply complete the enquiry form below and we'll send you our quotation by return.

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Refining and Product Training
Part of our Chemical and Fuel range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 3 days
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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