Ref No: OG 128 Program Name: Streamlining Operations: Production Planning and Scheduling in Petroleum Refineries

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22 Jan 2024 26 Jan 2024 Entebbe, UG $ 5,250Registration Closed
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02 Sep 2024 06 Sep 2024 Dubai, UAE $ 4,750



The training program on “Streamlining Operations: Production Planning and Scheduling in Petroleum Refineries” aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively plan and schedule production operations in petroleum refineries. Production planning and scheduling play a crucial role in optimizing refinery operations, maximizing efficiency, and ensuring smooth supply chain management. This program will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, methodologies, and best practices in production planning and scheduling specific to the petroleum refining industry.

Participants will gain insights into the complexities and challenges associated with refinery operations, including varying feedstock qualities, process constraints, and market demands. They will learn about the importance of efficient production planning and scheduling in achieving operational excellence, cost reduction, and meeting customer demands. The program will cover the entire production planning and scheduling process, from feedstock selection to product distribution.

Through a combination of interactive lectures, case studies, practical exercises, and group discussions, participants will learn how to develop robust production plans, optimize refinery operations, and effectively schedule production activities. They will explore different techniques and tools used in production planning and scheduling, such as linear programming, simulation models, and advanced scheduling software. Industry experts and experienced professionals will share their knowledge, insights, and real-world examples, enabling participants to apply their learning in practical refinery scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of production planning and scheduling in petroleum refineries.
  • Gain insights into the challenges and complexities of refinery operations.
  • Learn the key concepts, methodologies, and best practices in production planning and scheduling.
  • Develop skills in utilizing optimization techniques and software tools for production planning and scheduling.
  • Enhance decision-making capabilities in refinery operations to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Training Methodology:

The training program will employ a variety of interactive learning methodologies to ensure active participation and practical application of production planning and scheduling concepts. These methodologies include lectures, case studies, group discussions, hands-on exercises, and simulations. Participants will have the opportunity to work on real-world refinery scenarios and utilize advanced planning and scheduling tools. The program will also include guest lectures from industry experts to provide additional insights and perspectives.

Target Audience:

This training program is designed for professionals working in the petroleum refining industry, including production managers, refinery engineers, supply chain managers, operations supervisors, and professionals involved in production planning and scheduling. It is suitable for individuals at various levels, from entry-level to experienced practitioners, who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in optimizing refinery operations. The program will benefit professionals working in petroleum refineries, petrochemical companies, energy consultancies, and related industries.

Program Outline:

Day 1: Introduction to Production Planning and Scheduling in Petroleum Refineries

  • Overview of refinery operations and challenges
  • Importance of production planning and scheduling
  • Key concepts and principles of production planning and scheduling
  • Case study: Analyzing the impact of production planning on refinery performance

Day 2: Refinery Feedstock Selection and Optimization

  • Understanding feedstock qualities and properties
  • Feedstock selection criteria and considerations
  • Optimization techniques for feedstock blending
  • Case study: Developing an optimal feedstock selection strategy

Day 3: Production Planning and Optimization

  • Refinery process units and their interdependencies
  • Linear programming models for production planning
  • Optimal production plan development
  • Case study: Creating a production plan for a refinery with multiple process units

Day 4: Refinery Scheduling and Coordination

  • Scheduling concepts and techniques
  • Advanced scheduling tools and software
  • Managing process constraints and operational requirements
  • Case study: Developing a refinery schedule considering turnaround maintenance activities

Day 5: Performance Monitoring and Continuous Improvement

  • Key performance indicators for production planning and scheduling
  • Monitoring refinery performance and deviations
  • Continuous improvement methodologies
  • Case study: Analyzing performance metrics and implementing improvements