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2022-10-06 8:30

Course Overview

Growing global competitiveness in the refining products’ market requires an in-depth knowledge of fuel technology processes, global quality standards, and quality monitoring procedures. As a global market turns to clean fuels and more stringent specifications, the environment in which refiners operate becomes more challenging.

The Refining Processing & Blending Masterclass presents a comprehensive and detailed overview of refining processes, from crude oil selection to finished products. It is a core skill course focused on refining processes, applied technologies, crude oil selection, and its quality impact on the finished products, specifications, blending aspects, and testing. It will give an overview of a modern, integrated petroleum refinery, including the feedstock properties, product slate, and the processes used to convert crude oil and intermediate streams into desirable products.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this course, delegates will have gained a thorough understanding of the operation related to crude oil processing and blending of the finished products and its impact on the management of the downstream operations chain. Specifically, the following topics will be addressed:

  • Classification of fuels and fuel chemistry
  • Specifications of the products
  • Crude evaluation process
  • Crude selection strategy
  • Crude blending and compatibility of the crudes
  • Blending operations
  • Blending calculations & blending economics
  • The role of fuel additives in the blending of finished fuels
  • Selection process & compatibility of fuel additives
  • Diesel fuel – technology and blending process
  • Winter operability of diesel fuel
  • Motor gasoline – technology and blending process
  • Motor gasoline blending management & product giveaway
  • Classification of marine fuels
  • IMO regulation and its impact on finished products
  • Storage, distribution and handling of finished products

Why join the event

Key takeaways of the program

A clear overview of the whole crude refining process, from crude selection to production of on-spec products

A clear overview of processing background and how finished products are produced and blended

A clear overview of finished products blending operations, blending principles, specifics and operations

Understand the blending impact on product quality and how to deal with quality giveaways, stability of blends and specification margins

Understand the importance of specifications, their limitations and how to ensure that the product is fit for purpose

Understand the role of additives and how additives are selected and used to meet the specification for different products and different markets

Know the importance of laboratory results and their interpretation

Have a clear understanding of how to manage the integrated downstream process

Who Should Attend

An event precisely for you

Refinery Engineers & Schedulers
Refinery Engineers & Schedulers
Process Engineers
Process Engineers
Blending Professionals
Blending Professionals
Petroleum Engineers
Petroleum Engineers
Plant & Operations Personnel
Plant & Operations Personnel
Petrochemical Personnel
Petrochemical Personnel

The speaker

Meet your trainer

Dr. Sanda Telen has been an independent oil and energy consultant since 2015, after spending 27 years in INA d.d. In 2016, she founded Oilcon Oil & Energy Consulting Company which provides technical support for the oil and gas industry and related businesses, the auto industry, distributors and traders, chemicals and additive producers and suppliers, industrial and independent laboratories, government and NGO bodies.

During her career in INA downstream, she held various positions, mainly focusing on downstream development. She started as an R&D engineer and later on held various managerial positions with increased responsibilities, managing advanced technologies, product development, and R&D laboratory.

Sanda is a recognised expert in conventional, biofuels and alternative fuels, with extensive experience in the crude selection process and formulation of finished products, as well as broad operational experience in product portfolio strategy, product recipes, formulations and additive selection, product quality road mapping and benchmarking and crude evaluation processes, with an emphasis on opportunity crudes with the management of operative crude basket. As a long time laboratory manager, she has a comprehensive knowledge of laboratory processes, including laboratory staff training and equipment selection as well as financing, benchmarking, efficiency improvement and total quality management processes.

In 2017 she was appointed as Editor in Chief of Fuels and Lubricants Magazine, published by the Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants. Sanda holds a University degree in Chemical Engineering, PhD in Analytical Chemistry and Business School Diploma.

Dr. Sanda Telen

Dr. Sanda Telen

Oilcon Oil & Energy Consulting

The Curriculum

What you’ll get from this exclusive event

Fresh Content

Knowledge is only useful when it is relevant. This event is based on the latest research, best practices and industry information. As a result, we close events with a strong knowledge base that helps achieve same-day results.


Meet and collaborate with like-minded professionals across the globe. Grow your professional network, exchange ideas, and learn more about the industry with your own peers, together.


Experience comes with practice, and this event will guide you on the right path in becoming a well renowned expert in your field. You will learn through a combination of lecture-based content, real-life case studies, and a more hands-on experience.

Q&A Session

By joining this class, you will be given the opportunity to constantly engage with your peers and raise your concerns, questions, or doubts you may have pertaining to the subject. And, receive well-founded, well-thought-out answers to your every need by leading experts in the industry. 

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