Sincor Heavy Crude Upgrader
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: PDVSA / Total / Statoil
  • Website:
  • Location: Jose, Anzoategui, Venezuela
  • Capacity: 10.0 million tons/annum & 200,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A heavy crude upgrader

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric distillation unit: 284,000 barrels per day
  • Vacuum distillation unit: 176,000 barrels per day
  • Delayed Coker
  • Hydrocracker: 70,000 barrels per day
  • Distillate hydrotreater: 93,000 barrels per day
  • Sulfur complex
    • Three Sulfur Recovery Units (403 MTPD each):
    • A Tail Gas Treatment Unit,
    • Two Amine Regeneration Units,
    • One phenolic Sour Water Stripper,
    • One non-phenolic Sour Water Stripper

Contractors

  • Foster Wheeler: Delayed Coker
  • Kværner: construction of the sulphur-removal plant
  • Contrina: Construction of the processing plant and utilities

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • 180,000 barrels of high-quality syncrude, Zuata Sweet Syncrude
  • In addition, 6,000 tones of coke and 900 tones of sulphur are produced as by-products

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

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History

  • 1997 - The Sincor project was initiated
  • 1998 - Construction begins
  • 2002 - Refinery Commissioned
  • 2005 - Approval from Venezuelan Government for SINCOR II
  • 2007 - Sincor is nationalised
  • 2008 - Sincor renamed Petrocedeño

Relevant Links

  1. Sincor Coke Handling Tube Conveyor
  2. Foster Wheeler Delayed Cokers
  3. Technip Venezuela References
  4. Otepi Refinery References
  5. Venezuela contract for Kværner
  6. Upgrading Sincor Oil
  7. Venezuela: First Zuata Sweet Syncrude Production from Sincor
  8. PDVSA begins Sincor’s nationalization

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