An intensive professional development training course on

Operational Excellence
in Refining and Petrochemicals

22-26 Jul 2024
Kigali - Rwanda
04-08 Nov 2024
London - UK
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Welcome to the "Operational Excellence in Refining and Petrochemicals" training course. In today's dynamic and competitive environment, operational excellence is crucial for organizations in the refining and petrochemical sectors. This training course is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and sustainability in these industries.

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of operational excellence principles and methodologies tailored to the refining and petrochemical sectors
  • Learn how to identify and reduce waste, optimize processes, and improve operational performance using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Develop skills in process mapping, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement to drive efficiency and quality
  • Understand safety culture, regulatory compliance, and risk management specific to refining and petrochemical operations
  • Explore sustainability practices, environmental impact reduction, and energy efficiency strategies
  • Learn how to define and measure key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor and enhance operational effectiveness

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Operations Managers and Supervisors
  • Process Engineers and Technicians
  • Quality Assurance and Control Personnel
  • Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Managers
  • Regulatory Compliance Officers
  • Continuous Improvement Specialists
  • Sustainability and Environmental Professionals
  • Anyone interested in enhancing operational excellence within their organization in the refining and petrochemical sectors

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes a combination of presentations, group exercises, videos and class discussions in order to examine in an in-depth fashion all the elements of the course content.

The Course Content

Day One: Introduction to Operational Excellence
  • Course Introduction and Objectives
  • Historical Context and Evolution of Operational Excellence
  • Role of Operational Excellence in Refining and Petrochemicals
  • Key Challenges and Opportunities
Day Two: Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies
  • Lean Principles and Tools
  • Six Sigma Methodology: DMAIC
  • Identifying and Reducing Waste
  • Case Studies and Practical Exercises
Day Three: Process Mapping and Improvement
  • Process Mapping Techniques
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Root Cause Analysis Methods
  • Implementing Continuous Improvement
Day Four: Safety and Compliance
  • Safety Culture and Behavior-Based Safety
  • Regulatory Framework in Refining and Petrochemicals
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Day Five: Sustainability and Performance Metrics
  • Sustainability Practices in the Industry
  • Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact Reduction
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Operations
  • Continuous Monitoring and Improvement

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course


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