Courses for various products are available throughout the year at various locations. Experienced consultants provide in-depth instruction reinforced with hands-on assignments. There are courses for both the novice and the expert. In addition to the scheduled courses listed below, courses can be taught at your location with a standard or custom curriculum.

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Course Descriptions and Schedule


The course covers all the functionalities of Haverly web-based Crude Oil Management Evaluation Tool: viewing and comparing crude assays; calculating netback values for a specific region, country or operator refinery; and estimating breakeven prices for opportunity crudes.

MUG 2021 North American Technical Conference Thur: September 30, 2021

H/CAMS Crude Assay Management

This course covers all the essential topics of Haverly’s crude assay management software, H/CAMS. H/CAMS has gone through a complete makeover starting with the new user interface and with the new separation technology. The course will cover the concept of crude re-cutting and how to configure H/CAMS to obtain best representation of product streams produced in your operations.

MUG 2021 North American Technical Conference Wed-Fri: September 29 - October 1, 2021

Advanced H/CAMS

The class will begin with a short review of H/CAMS including information on the crude file, the project file, and the hgr file. We will continue with CAL2 related basic topics: cutting, blending, and reviewing results. This will be followed by a review of iCDM: cdm and cru files, data-check, and evaluation. We will spend considerable time on smoothing and the re-cut report. Finally, we will explore advanced CAL2 topics such as interface configuration, yield blend, and split inefficiency.

Petroleum & Refining Basics

This course provided by Joe Barth will offer participants a brief introduction to the basics of the petroleum refining industry. The program will initially review crude oil supply and petroleum product demand, then it will address such issues as crude oil qualities, refinery configurations, product mix and planning. This course is intended for anyone wishing to further advance their career in petroleum refining by starting at the basics of the industry. The course is for everyone in the refinery/petrochemical industry, including traders, process engineers, process control engineers, operations personnel and planners. The seminar is also useful for anyone in support functions: law, medical, purchasing, controllers, security, public relations and human resources. No prior knowledge of refining/petrochemicals required. Newcomers and new managers are especially welcome!

Crude Oil Characteristics

This course is intended for individuals wishing to get an overview of the challenges and industry initiatives currently facing the petroleum industry. The course covers the changing crude oil landscape and the issues currently confronting the industry: chemistry, geology, and biology, and the industry. The course will also be modified to fit the scope of attendees.

Crude Oil Expert 202

This course will focus on testing methods, interpretation of data, issues with data and how to critic error and data quality. It will also discuss tests that are not in the public domain which are of critical need given the changing landscape and origins of raw materials. Crude Oil Expert 101 is not a prerequisite and this course will not repeat material presented in 101.


This course covers the basic development and application of GRTMPS planning models. The course covers in detail types of data that are regularly changed by users, including purchases and sales prices and limits, process limits, and product. In addition to familiarizing attendees with the technology and terminology of linear programming, they will learn what is required to define a planning model. Students will then use GRTMPS to perform basic modeling operations, as well as further being exposed to its techniques and capabilities.

MUG 2021 North American Technical Conference Wed-Fri: September 29 - October 1, 2021

Intermediate GRTMPS: Relationships

In this course we will deal in depth with various modeling relationships common to GRTMPS. These relationships include those between: streams (ratios, percentages, groupings, interactions, integer controls for logic and discrete values), locations (multi-location and transportation modeling), periods (multi-period and inventory modeling), the model and the matrix (LP matrix and solution structure), and finally current and future plant configurations (capital investment modeling).

Advanced GRTMPS: Process Unit Modeling

This course will start with basic delta-base modeling and then move on to quality transfer, AR / PSI for non-linear modeling, cut point optimization options, and block operation. We will look behind the scenes at the equations and into the recursion log to track behavior, using that knowledge to build accurate and reliable LP representations of process units.

Operations Scheduling Workshop

In this workshop, students will to have the opportunity to deliberate on H/Sched’s many features, as well as discuss their scheduling issues and use of the software. Rather than an official course on how to use the tool, students are encouraged to ask questions, offer suggestions, and otherwise participate to further their understanding of how H/Sched can best be applied in their work.

Operations Scheduling

This course discusses basic operations scheduling concerns, and how they can be managed using Haverly’s scheduling tool, H/Sched, and its dedicated product blending application H/Gal-XE. The course will discuss how scheduling differs from planning, and how its objectives go beyond defining economic optimization, to achieving real operational excellence.

Fundamentals of Refinery Economics

This two day course is intended to offer participants a brief introduction into petroleum refining economics. The primary focus will be on how markets, technology, finance and regulations impact the refining business profitability. The program will initially review crude oil supply and petroleum product demand, then it will address such issues as crude oil qualities, refinery configurations, product mix and planning. This will then be followed by a brief discussion on LP modeling and how Haverly’s H/COMET can be used to improve profitability and analyze markets.

Petroleum Refining Primer

This course is intended for non-refinery personnel who wish to learn the basics about the refining industry, refinery operations, crude oil characteristics, refined product properties, and general hydrocarbon chemistry. It includes a virtual refinery tour, and an exercise involving a simple refinery LP analysis.

The class schedule is subject to change.
* Date and location to be announced.