Ras Tanura Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Saudi Aramco
  • Website: http://www.saudiaramco.com/
  • Location: Ras Tanura, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
  • Capacity: 27.5 million tons/annum & 550,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • The most complex Saudi Aramco refinery, it processes both crude oil & gas condensates
  • Ras Tanura is part of a very large scale complex, with a NGL processing facility and a crude stabilization facility

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation - 325,000
  • Gas Condensate Distillation Unit - 225,000
  • Catalytic reforming Units - 107,000
  • Hydrocracker - 50,000
  • Visbreaker - 60,000
  • Diesel Hydrotreater - 105,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude is normally transferred to Ras Tanura through a pipeline and can also be supplied by ship

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Fuel Oil & Asphalt

Ongoing Projects

  • Samsung engineering is currently building a 100,000 bpd diesel desulphurisation unit at the plant
  • Jacobs Engineering is working on a Refinery Clean Fuels and Aromatics Project
  • There is a major expansion planned for the refinery, but it is currently on hold
  • For details see Ras Tanura Refinery Expansion Project

Other Information

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History

  • 1986 - Refinery commissioned with capacity of 250,000 bpd
  • 2011 - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded the Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels and Aromatics Project

Relevant Links

  1. Ras Tanura Refinery, Saudi Aramco
  2. Samsung Engineering expands business in the Kingdom through first award from SAUDI ARAMCO
  3. Saipem Atmospheric Crude Distillation Units
  4. Ras Tanura Refinery Runs Successfully the New Diesel Hydrotreater Licensed by Axens

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