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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Statoil 79%, Shell 21%
  • Website:
  • Location: Mongstad in western Norway
  • Capacity: 10 million tons/annum & 200,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Refining Units

  • CDU
  • Delayed Coker
  • Residual FCC
  • Diesel Desulphurisation
  • Gasoline Desulphurisation
  • Gasoline Benzene Removal
  • RCCN Hydrotreater - 35,000 bpsd

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:
  • Statoil also operates a crude oil terminal at Mongstad, with a storage capacity of 9.5 million barrels

Crude Supply

  • All crude oil refined at the plant comes from the Norwegian continental shelf.
  • It processes both Crude and Condensates, which are delivered by ship & pipeline
  • It receives NGLs from the Kollsnes Gas Processing Plant

Products Produced

  • The principal outputs are petrol, diesel oil, jet fuel and other light petroleum products.The heaviest components in the feedstock are used to produce such products as petroleum coke (petcoke).

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

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  • The oldest part of the Mongstad facility was constructed in the early 1970s.
  • An expansion in 1989 increased annual refining capacity from 6.5 million tonnes of crude to eight million.
  • 2001 - Naphtha desulphurisation project launched
  • A desulphurisation plant for petrol completed in the spring of 2003 again allowed the refinery to meet new EU specifications from 2005.
  • A new desulphurisation plant for diesel and gas oil was inaugurated at the complex in March 1996
  • A facility for reducing the benzene content followed in the autumn of 1997
  • 2003 - RCCN Hydrotreater commissioned
  • 2008 - Delayed coker revamp project launched
  • 2013 - Foster Wheeler awarded upgrade feasibility

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Desulphurisation at Mongstad
  3. Case Study; Desulphurisation of FCC Naphtha
  4. Product Quality Project
  5. Statoil exercises one year option with Aker Solutions at Mongstad refinery
  6. SMIL project
  7. KBR Subsidiary M.W. Kellogg awarded StatoilHydro Coker Revamp Contract
  8. Aker Solutions awarded Mongstad contract extension with Statoil
  9. Foster Wheeler Awarded Feasibility Study by Statoil for Mongstad Refinery Upgrade in Norway

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