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Adding Value to Hydrocarbons – From Wellhead to Walmart – Houston, November

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Nov 28-30, 2017
Houston, Texas

Day 1: Feedstocks

  • Feedstocks – Naphtha and the natural gas liquids
  • Uses for NGLs & Naphtha Beyond Olefins Feedstocks
  • NGL and Naphtha Basics
  • Feedstock Availability – Production, Consumption, Trade
  • NGL / Naphtha Valuation & Pricing
  • Alternative Feedstocks & Potential Disrupters (Coal, Natural Gas, etc.)

Day 2: Refining Fundamentals

  • Overview of Petroleum Products
  • Crude Oil and Products Pricing
  • Processing Margin Calculations
  • Nature of Crude Oils
  • Petroleum Products Quality
  • Products Manufacturing Technology
  • Refinery Complexity
  • Refinery Yields
  • Operating Costs
  • Refined Products Supply/Demand
  • Products Trade and Transport
  • Refinery Assets Value – Case Studies

Day 3: Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Petrochemical Building Blocks – Technologies and Economics
    • Olefins: ethylene, propylene, butadiene
    • Aromatics: benzene, toluene, xylenes
    • Synthesis gas: carbon monoxide/hydrogen
  • Exploring Petrochemical Value Chains
    • Polyethylenes (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Polystyrene (GPPS, HIPS, EPS)
    • Polyester/PET
    • Chlor-alkali/Vinyls
    • Ammonia and methanol
  • Global Markets: Market Drivers, Demand and Consumption Patterns, Outlook for Investment
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