With demand for petroleum products increasing worldwide, there is a tendency for existing refineries to seek new approaches to optimize efficiency and throughput. In addition, changes in product specifications due to environmental regulations greatly influence the development of petroleum refining technologies. These factors underlie the need for t

chapter 1|28 pages

History and Terminology

chapter 2|16 pages


chapter 3|32 pages

Origin and Occurrence

chapter 4|20 pages

Reservoirs and Reservoir Fluids

chapter 5|16 pages


chapter 6|34 pages

Exploration, Recovery, and Transportation

chapter 7|38 pages

Recovery of Heavy Oil and Tar Sand Bitumen

chapter 8|24 pages

Chemical Composition

chapter 9|32 pages

Fractional Composition

chapter 10|40 pages

Petroleum Analysis

chapter 11|32 pages

Structural Group Analysis

chapter 12|30 pages

Asphaltene Constituents

chapter 13|26 pages

Structure of Petroleum

chapter 14|20 pages

Instability and Incompatibility

chapter 15|42 pages

Introduction to Refining Processes

chapter 16|26 pages

Refining Chemistry

chapter 17|22 pages


chapter 18|32 pages

Thermal Cracking

chapter 19|26 pages

Catalytic Cracking

chapter 20|22 pages

Solvent Processes

chapter 21|30 pages

Hydrotreating and Desulfurization

chapter 22|40 pages


chapter 23|24 pages

Hydrogen Production

chapter 24|36 pages

Product Improvement and Treating

chapter 25|26 pages

Gas Processing

chapter 26|56 pages

Petroleum Products

chapter 27|26 pages


chapter 28|32 pages

Refinery Wastes

chapter 29|18 pages

Environmental Aspects of Refining

chapter 30|20 pages

Environmental Analysis