I. Background to refining.
1. Oil and Power. 2. Petroleum products functions, traits, markets. Three. International oil markets. Four. Refining: a technical summary investments, margins, prices probable future developments.
II. Refining tools.
5. Introduction to linear programming as used within the refining trade. 6. Application of linear programming to refining. 7. Automation, process control and knowledge know-how. Eight. Applications and their implementation.
III. Management and organisation.
9. Management and optimisation of refinery operations. 10. Logistics: transport and despatch. 11. Functional and organisational evaluation. 12. Managerial features.