I would like to thank Prof. Catalin Popescu and Prof. Lazar Avram, Coordinators of GOPELC Erasmus PLUS Project at UPG, for the well organization of this internship and taking care of us during our stay in Romania. And I am especially indebted to Dr. Bassam Riachi, Chairman of Chemical & Petrochemical Department at ULFG-3, who has been supportive and gave me the great opportunity to take part in this project.
This work would not have been possible without the help of each and every member of the 3 companies (PETROM – DOSCO – CONPET) whom I had the pleasure to work with. They have provided me extensive personal and professional guidance and taught me a great deal about the petroleum different sectors. And I would like to express my gratitude especially to Eng. Baciu Alexandru Razvan and Eng. Nastase Madalin at ‘PETROM’, Eng. Dan Radacina and Eng. Gheorghe Dima at ‘DOSCO’, Dr. Gheorghe Ionescu (Director of transport operations), Monica Stoica and Mihaele Podeanu at ‘CONPET’.