Navajo Artesia Refinery Expansion Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Navajo Refining Company, HollyFrontier
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Navajo Artesia Refinery
  • Location: Artesia, New Mexico
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 3.75 million tons/annum & 75,000 bbl/day
    • After: 4.95 million tons/annum & 95,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Completed
  • Expected Completion: 2009
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type: A debottlenecking and upgrade project
  • Project Summary:
  • Main Contractors:
    • KBR: ROSE® Solvent Deasphalting Licence
    • Lauren Engineering: Construction

Refining Units

  • ROSE® Solvent Deasphalting Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The project increased the amount of sour crude and heavy Canadian crude the facility can process

Products Produced

  • The project reduces the yield of heavy products


  • 2005 - KBR awarded Solvent Deasphalting contract
  • 2009 - Project completed

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Navajo Refining Company Selects KBR'S ROSE® Solvent Deasphalting Technology for Its Artesia, New Mexico Refinery
  2. ROSE Unit Lauren Engineering

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