Cost Accounting and Cost Management in Oil Refineries

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

Cost Accounting and Cost Management in Oil Refineries

Controlling Costs to Improve Efficiency and Profitability

Classroom Dates
17 - 21 Jun 2024
09 - 13 Sep 2024
25 - 29 Nov 2024
10 - 14 Feb 2025
Online Dates
17 - 21 Jun 2024
09 - 13 Sep 2024

With increased competition and volatility in prices, it is essential to manage costs effectively in the Oil Refinery sector in order to preserve profits, sustainability and market share. Cost Management is one of the most effective and essential tools for planning and monitoring organizational activities, as well as supporting future strategic decisions.

This Cost Accounting and Cost Management in Oil Refineries training course provides the essential knowledge and skills to enable delegates to successfully control costs; prepare, manage and control budgets in the Oil Refinery sector. It also provides solutions to the strategic issues currently facing major international Oil Refineries, enabling delegates to effectively managing existing projects and recommend sustainable growth strategies in an efficient and cost effective manner.

This Energy Training Centre training course will highlight:

  • The structure of the Income Statement and major costs
  • Best Practice Costing Methods in Oil Refineries
  • How to Manage & Control Costs to maintain profitability?
  • Inventory Management techniques to reduce costs
  • Management techniques to stimulate cost control throughout the entire organisation

By the end of this Cost Accounting and Cost Management in Oil Refineries training course, participants will learn to:

  • Determine the Costs associated with your department / company
  • Assess and Manage Costs / Price Volatility
  • Use the very latest Costing Methods
  • Analyse Cost & Price Volatility to enable better decisions
  • Control Costs effectively

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes:

  • Discussion of the latest issues facing your organization and sector
  • Real world case studies demonstrating the practical application of each topic
  • Illustrative extracts from leading international companies
  • Discussion of issues specifically relevant to your organisation
  • Illustrated presentations of budget issues focusing on recent events and strategic issues

The organization will benefit by:

  • Improved appreciation for the importance of cost control within the sector
  • Improved cost control and management
  • Improvements in communications between staff and line management
  • Better preparation and management of budgets to support cost control
  • Improved profit and sustainability
  • More knowledgeable and financially aware staff with appropriate skills

Individuals will benefit by:

  • Increasing their knowledge and skill set in all phases of management accounting and cost management
  • Greater ability to participate in and to lead cost management initiatives
  • Recognizing the increased professionalism to deal with the current and future topics
  • Increased recognition by the organization of their learning and professional commitment
  • Challenging themselves in an immersive learning environment
  • Knowledge of the latest international cost management methods

This Cost Accounting and Cost Management in Oil Refineries training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals responsible for Costs – Managing, Monitoring & Controlling
  • Those whose role requires an understanding of the latest Costing Techniques
  • Anyone with Planning Responsibility
  • Advisors, Accountants and Business Consultants
  • Professionals seeking a better understanding of the Costs & Prices within your organization

Day One: The Essentials of Cost & Price Management in the Oil Refinery Sector 

  • Identification of the Critical Costs and Key Performance Indicators in the Oil Refinery Sector
  • A Detailed Examination of the Income Statement for an Oil Refinery
  • Calculation of the Cost of Sales for Refinery Products
  • Cost & Price Volatility within the Sector
  • Allocating Responsibility for Cost Control
  • Implementing a Cost Control Culture within the Organization

Day Two: Best Practice Costing Methods

  • Best Practice Costing Methods
  • Job Order, Process Costing & Activity based Costing Methods
  • Cost and Value Analysis
  • Cost Control
  • Monitoring of Expenditure
  • Variance Analysis and Reporting

Day Three: Cost Management & Control

  • Cost Classification & Cost Behaviour
  • Controlling Fixed & Variable Costs
  • Reducing Fixed Costs
  • Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
  • Inventory Control to Reduce Costs
  • Incentives to Reduce Costs

Day Four: Hedging Costs & Risk Management

  • Hedging Techniques to Control Costs & Prices
  • Forwards, Futures, Options & Swaps
  • Defining Risk Management and Identifying Costs / Risks to Hedge (Reduce or Eliminate)
  • Determining the Hedging Strategy
  • Implementing a Risk Management Strategy
  • Hedging Price Volatility

Day Five: Managing Project & Contract Costs & Prices

  • Achieving Efficiency of Time & Quality within Budget
  • Statistical Estimates of Activity Duration & Costs
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Manpower & Resource Planning and Management
  • Earned Value Management
  • Managing Project Risks in a Cost Effective Manner

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

The Energy Training Centre Certificate of Completion with corresponding learning hours who has successfully completed the training course.

Yes, we provide assistance by issuing a Letter of Invitation stating that you are confirmed to attend our training.

We value transparency and are happy to provide our instructor’s profiles upon request. If you would like to learn more about our instructor’s’ qualifications, expertise, and experiences, please email us at

Yes, we do. We provide tailored training courses designed to meet the specific requirement of larger group of individuals. These customized training courses can be conducted both classroom and online formats, allowing you the flexibility to choose you preferred dates and duration.

Please contact us at to discuss your group’s training needs, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized training course that aligns with your objectives.

We have multiple international training venues. You may find this through our website link: 

Our training courses are held at our partnered hotels within the city included within our training

Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

Yes, special discounts are available upon request if you have more than one registrant for a course. For further information please email us at

We offer two convenient payment options:

  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

Upon receipt of your registration details sent via email at, we will send you the following by e-mail within 24-48 hours of registration.

  • Joining Instructions
  • Invoice/receipt (where appropriate)

 If you register online, you will receive an e-mail on the same day confirming your registration.

There are two convenient options to register for a training course:

  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
  • Email Registration – You can email us your intention to register at Our team will guide you through the registration process and provide assistance you may need.

Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

We have been assessed by TUV Rheinland Middle East FZE and comply with Quality Management System standards – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29993:2017, ensuring a commitment to quality and excellence in our operations and services.

Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.