Refinery Operation
and Management

“Refinery operation and management” presents an analysis of the refining industry’s current environment and economics, including the importance of crude oil, the demand for petroleum products, markets and price setting mechanisms for crude oil and oil products, refining costs and margins, the evolution of the refining capacity and the constraints faced by the industry; a review of the tools available for optimising and controlling operations; an explanation of material balance management and a description of refinery management and organisation.