Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Video Series: DVD 3: Chemistry of Petroleum

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Dr. Leffler explains the chemical properties of various components within crude oil. He covers the basic properties of paraffins, olefins, naphthenes, and aromatics, and discusses how they are formed and their destination within the refinery.

Features & Benefits

  • Easy-to-understand explanations of all the important and essential points of refining.
  • A basic understanding of the refining industry in simple, easy-to-understand language.
  • An overview of key refining topics, using relevant analogies and easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations.


  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

William L. Leffler earned an MBA and PhD from New York University and a BS from MIT. After a commission in the US Navy, he worked in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries for 36 years in the US and abroad. Following that, he taught courses in universities and in companies on the upstream, downstream, and petrochemicals for 20 years while pursuing his writing career.

Dr. Leffler is a prolific petroleum industry writer of magazines and books (almost all with the words in Nontechnical Language in the title.) His books (some with co-authors) include this one on refining as well as petrochemicals, deepwater exploration & production, natural gas, pipelines and oil & gas production.

Type: DVD
Published: 2010
Run time: 15:46 Minutes
ISBN: 9781593702007

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