Ameriven Syncrude Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: PDVSA
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  • Capacity: million tons/annum & bbl/day
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Brief Description

  • The Hamaca upgrader has the capacity to process 190,000 barrels per day of extra-heavy Hamaca Crude Oil from the Hamaca region of the Orinoco Belt and transform it into 180,000 barrels per day of high-quality synthetic crude.

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Terminal Capacity

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Crude Supply

Products Produced

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Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

  • Tecnofluor and Fluor Daniel performed the basic engineering for the facility


  • 2000 - Contracts awarded for the project
  • 2001 - Foster Wheeler awarded Delayed Coker Furnace Contract
  • 2004 - ChevronTexaco Announces Completion of the Crude Upgrading Facility

Relevant Links

  1. Hamaca Ameriven Project, Hydrocarbons Technology
  2. Tecnofluor and Fluor Daniel Win First Phase of Venezuelan Project
  3. Texaco Announces Award of Major Contracts for Hamaca Heavy Oil Project in Venezuela
  4. ChevronTexaco Announces Completion of Hamaca Crude Upgrading Facility; Production to Ramp Up in Fourth Quarter
  5. Foster Wheeler Awarded Delayed Coker Furnace Contract For Venezuelan Upgrader Project

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