Solomon Associates to Host Seminar on Fundamentals of the Refining Industry

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Leading energy consulting firm will hold a one-day course on the Fundamentals of the Petroleum Downstream Industry.

Senior consultant Joe Barth

Senior consultant Joe Barth will lead a one-day seminar on the fundamentals of the refining industry.

The more each employee knows about the refining/petrochemical business, the more they can contribute to its success.

Solomon Associates, the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, is hosting a one-day seminar in Dallas on April 10 titled “Fundamentals of the Petroleum Downstream Industry.”

Senior consultant Joe Barth will lead the course, explaining the basics of the refining and petrochemical industry—from crude oil purchasing to product marketing. It is open to anyone working in refining and petrochemicals.

“Pacesetters in the industry have well-informed employees at all levels of their organizations,” said Barth. “The more each employee knows about the refining/petrochemical business, the more they can contribute to its success.”

Solomon Associates’ seminar will give participants a fundamental understanding of the refining and downstream business. Attendees will learn the basic functions and operations of a typical oil refinery.

“The introductory course provides a clear understanding of the profit drivers in the downstream industry,” said Barth. “Learning the fundamentals of refining involves becoming familiar with jargon professionals like to use too.”

Topics covered in the seminar include:

  •     Industry terms
  •     Industry structure
  •     Basic refinery chemistry
  •     Function of each major refinery process unit
  •     Refinery profit drivers
  •     Key industry trends

Continuing education credit is available for professional engineers registered in Texas and other states. Attendees include plant engineers and supervisors, as well as those working in public relations, marketing, government, insurance, investment banking, and the legal profession. The seminar is ideal for newcomers and support staff.

Solomon Associates’ Fundamentals of the Petroleum Downstream Industry course will be held at its corporate office at Two Galleria Tower, Suite #1500, 13455 Noel Road, in Dallas, TX USA.

For more information, contact Karen Black at (972) 739-1775 or KLB(at)SolomonOnline(dot)com.

About Solomon Associates

Based in Dallas, HSB Solomon Associates LLC is the world’s leading performance improvement company for energy companies seeking to identify and close gaps in operational performance. Combining proven, patented methodologies with objective data analysis, and led by a team steeped in hands-on operational experience, Solomon Associates consistently helps clients with energy-intensive assets achieve greater efficiencies, enhanced reliability, and improved margins. Solomon Associates is part of HSB Group, Inc. To learn more about Solomon Associates, visit http://www.solomononline.com.

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