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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary: EST is Eni's proprietary technology for the conversion of heavy oil residues in fine products, gasoline and gasoil. Unlike traditional oil processes, the EST technology can produce gasoline and gasoil without generating coke or fuel oil
  • Main Contractors
    • EPCM contract has been awarded to Saipem
    • Basic Design Package (BDP) and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) have been completed by Saipem
    • GE Oil & Gas will manufacture the heavy-wall, slurry reactors

Refining Units

  • Eni Slurry Technology Unit - 23,000 bpd
  • Steam Reforming Unit - Capacity: 100,000 Nm3/h of Hydrogen
  • Sulfur Plant (2 lines) - Capacity: 80 TPD each

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The EST technology, which can valorise the exploitation of unconventional crudes, will also enable Eni to evaluate new, important opportunities in this industry, considering the significant reserves of this source in the world.

Products Produced

  • Gasoline & Diesel


  • 2008 - Feed Completed
  • 2011 - Construction Started
  • 2013 - Project completed

Other Information

  • Up to EUR 400 million is to be provided by the EIB

Relevant Links

  1. Saipem Residue Conversion Units
  2. Eni launches the EST project at the Sannazzaro refinery
  3. ENI Innovative Refining Technology
  4. Deep conversion of black oils with Eni Slurry Technology
  5. GE Oil & Gas to Supply World’s Largest Reactors for Eni Oil Refinery in Sannazzaro, Italy

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