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MODERN CATALYSIS IN PETROLEUM REFINERY

Objectives:

The global escalation in energy and petrochemicals associated with the increasing human population and industrialization attributed to the re-ignited interest on new paths for petroleum refining. Catalysis in the modern perspective is clearly a promising factor for the production of high grade transportation fuels and petrochemicals. Learning this course will therefore provide the participants with a true picture of the application of new catalysis methods in the petroleum and petrochemical industries.

Contents:

a) Review of old crude oil distillation techniques;

b) Homogeneous catalysis in petroleum refinery and its numerous challenges;

c) New routes to heterogeneous catalysis in petroleum refinery and petrochemicals production. Emphasis would be given to hydroprocesses such as hydrocracking, hydroisomerization and advances in hydrotreating;

d) Other relevant applications such as enhanced catalytic reforming, alkylation and impurities removal by desalting and dehydration.

Participants:

Practicing Scientists and Engineers in the following categories will find the course very useful:Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Biotechnologists, Chemical Physicists, Petroleum Engineers, Petroleum Chemists and Refinery Managers.

Fee:

Duration: 3 days

Number: R101

Faculty Leader/Director: Dr. Ahmad Galadima

Dr. Galadima can be reached via: ahmadgldm@yahoo.com


ENCHANCED HEAVY CRUDE OILPRODUCTION AND VALORIZATION

Objectives:

The predicted declination and crude oil quality changes around the world has critically affected petroleum refining process in a manner that modern refineries are currently being configured and designed to process heavier crude oil feedstocks. This observation must be connected to continuous reduction in light crude oil reserves and rise in the volume of heavy and extra-heavy counterparts. The complex compositions of these feedstocks must be fully understood and the production and valorization options designed for our future energy sustenance.Therefore, studying this course would be a way forward for understanding the challenges, science and technology of the heavy and extra-heavy crude oils as future global fuels.

Contents

a) Background details on global heavy oil distribution (including tar sand and bitumen);

b) Composition and properties of heavy and extra-heavy oils;

c) Categorization of methods/processes for heavy oil valorization;

d) New and emerging technologies;

e) Processes such as aquathermolysis and related valorization options;

f) Ring opening reactions of heavy fractions for diesel and gasoline production.

Participants:

Production Chemists, Production Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Chemical Physicists, Petroleum Engineers, Petroleum Chemists, Refinery Managers, Refinery Engineers, Petroleum Geologists.

Fee:Duration:3days

Number: R102

FacultyLeader/Director: Dr. Ahmad Galadima

Dr. Galadima can be reached via: ahmadgldm@yahoo.com

 


MODERN TECHNOLOGIES FOR NATURAL GAS VALORIZATION

Objectives:

The long term flaring of natural gas in some global countries (including Nigeria) is a serious issue of industrial concern due to the associated economic lost and environmental degradation. Therefore, the development of new valorization methods is inevitably a positive approach to economic and environmental sustenance. To this note, studying relevant areas is critical for process understanding, challenges identification and research execution for problems solving.

Contents:

a) A survey of global natural gas deposits;

b) Natural gas compositions;

c) Valorization options for hydrogen fuel and liquid hydrocarbon fuels production

  • Steam reforming
  • Dry (i.e. C02 ) reforming
  • Methane to ethylene process via oxidative couplingMethane to petrol, diesel and jet fuels via gasification and gas-to-liquid technology.

Participants:

Gas Engineers, Petroleum Chemists, Refinery Managers, Chemical Physicists, Biotechnologists, Petroleum Engineers, Production Chemists, Chemists, Chemical Engineers and Refinery Engineers

Fee:

Duration:2days

Number: R103

Faculty Leader/Director: Dr. Ahmad Galadima

Dr. Galadima can be reached via: ahmadgldm@yahoo.com

 


NANOTECHNOLOGY IN LIQUID HYDROCARBON FUELS UPGRADING

Objectives:

Nanotechnology is in the recent times an approach recognized by the global industries as a solution to the numerous challenges associated with process design and economics, activity/stability optimization of hydrocarbons-based reactions, waste production and management as well as overall process life cycle. In a simple context, nanotechnology covers the science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nano scale (usually 1 to 100nm). Materials designed to this scale are characterized by enhanced properties that include high strength, lighter weight, enhanced control of light spectrum and optimized chemical reactivity when compared to their larger-scale counterparts. The participants are therefore expected to have a wider understanding of how nanotechnology can positively influence the upgrading of liquid hydrocarbon fuels into very high quality feedstocks.

Contents:

a) Overview of nanotechnology as a modern science;

b) Nanotechnology in the oil and gas industry;

) Design of nano catalyst materials;

d) Techniques for nano catalysts characterization;

e) Applications of nano catalyst materials in the upgrading of liquid fuels such as petrol, diesel and jet fuels.

Participants:

Material Scientists, Refinery Managers, Oil and Gas Chemists, Oil and gas Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Process Chemists, Process Engineers, Chemical Physicists, Biotechnologists and Research Scientists.

Fee:Duration:2daysNumber:R104Faculty Leader/Director: Dr. Ahmad Galadima

Dr. Galadima can be reached via: ahmadgldm@yahoo.com


 

REFINING CATALYSTSDESIGN AND CHARACTERISATION

Objectives:

Petroleum refining always begins with the separation of crude oil into different fraction by distillation. These fractions must be further upgraded into a mixture/combination of more useful saleable products by a number of catalytic methods.These processes have developed in response to changing market demands for certain products. With the advent of internal combination engines, the main task of refineries became the production of high quality petrol (i.e. gasoline). However, high cetane diesel and jet fuels are also at certain degree of priority.Catalysis has long been recognized as an important option for achieving these processes. Therefore, understanding the new parameters for catalyst development and characterization are very important for the industry. Participants are expected to be fully acquainted with the difficulties faced by the refineries in terms of catalyst development, the alternative paths and the advancement in characterization.

Contents:

a) Homogeneous refining catalysts and their associated difficulties;

b) Compositional characteristics of heterogeneous catalysts;

c) Mechanism of action of heterogeneous catalysts;

d) Catalyst preparation guide;

e) The oxides, Zeolities, heteropoly acids and metal-based catalysts preparations:

f) Characterization based on spectroscopic, adsorption and chemisorptions techniques.

Participants:

Chemical Engineers, Chemists, Petroleum Chemists, Petroleum Engineers, Oil and Gas Chemists, Oil and Gas Engineers, Chemical Physicists, Refinery Managers, Research Scientists, Refinery Managers, Research Scientists, Hydrocarbon Industrialists, Refinery Engineers.

Fee:

Duration: 2 days

Number: R105

Faculty Leader/Director: Dr. Ahmad Galadima

Dr. Galadima can be reached via: ahmadgldm@yahoo.com

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