Shuaiba Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Kuwait National Petroleum Company
  • Website: http://www.knpc.com.kw/knpc/
  • Location: Shuaiba Industrial Area, about 50 km south of Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Capacity: 10.0 million tons/annum & 200,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Crude Distillation Unit 1 180.000 bpd
  • Hydrogen Manufacturing Units 3 222 MMSCF/D
  • Catalytic Reforming Unit 1 15800 BP/D
  • ISO Cracker Unit 1 44000 BP/D
  • ISO Max Unit 1 23000 BP/D
  • H- Oil Unit 1 50000 BP/D
  • Naphtha Fractionation Unit 1 65000 BP/D
  • Naphtha Unifining Unit 1 26000 BP/D
  • Kerosene Unifining Unit 1 34200 BP/D
  • Light Diesel Unifining Unit 1 12600 BP/D
  • Heavy Diesel Unifining Unit 1 9320 BP/D
  • Kerosene Merox Unit 1 15000 BP/D
  • Sulphur Recovery Plant 2 38.4 MMSCF/D
  • Acid Gas Removal Plant 1 48.5 MMSCF/O 48.5 MMSCF/O
  • Ammonical Water Treating 2 140 & 340 GPM
  • Flare Gas Recovery Unit D 1 18.76 million SCF/

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery is capable of handling relatively high sulfur crude oils

Products Produced

  • Naphtha and various kinds of fuels such as high-octane Gasoline, Kerosene & Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK), Diesel, marine Diesel, Fuel oil and Sulfur

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

  • -

History

  • 1975 - Refinery expanded to 180,000 bpd
  • 1990 - The plant suffered damage during the Iraqi invasion
  • 1993 - Operations resumed following reconstruction

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Daelim Oil And Gas Projects
  3. Shuaiba Refinery Units SECTION 1
  4. Saipem Atmospheric Crude Distillation Units
  5. Saipem Kerosene Treatment Units
  6. Saipem Hydrocracking Units
  7. Saipem Vacuum Distillation Units

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