Port Arthur Total Upgrade Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Total
  • Website: http://www.total.com/en/
  • Wiki Page: Total Port Arthur Refinery
  • Location: Port Arthur, Texas
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 9.0 million tons/annum & 174,000 bbl/day
    • Before: 12.0 million tons/annum & 232,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Start Up
  • Expected Completion: 2011
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary: Total's Port Arthur project will expand heavy and sour crude oil processing, adding 3 million tons per year of low sulfur automotive diesel fuel to the refinery's production and raise total output for all products from the refinery to about 12 million tons.
  • Main Contractors:
    • Fluor Corporation: Engineering, procurement and construction. Fluor's scope of work includes building a coker, a desulfurization unit, a vacuum distillation unit and other related infrastructure.

Refining Units

  • Coker - 50,000 bpd
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Diesel Hydrotreater
  • Coker Naphtha Hydrotreater
  • Hydrogen Purification - PSA
  • Sulfur Recovery Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • After the upgrade the refinery will be able to process heavier and more sour crudes

Products Produced

  • The refinery is expected to produce more than 1 million tons of petcoke annually


  • 2008 - Fluor awarded EPC contract
  • 2011 - Coker unit start up

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Deep Conversion Project, Fact Sheet
  2. Total announces expansion of Port Arthur refinery
  3. Total starting up new Port Arthur refinery coker
  4. Fluor Wins Total's Port Arthur Deep Conversion Project
  5. Kinder Morgan Grows Petcoke Terminal Network with Port Arthur Acquisition

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