Sk Ulsan Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: SK Energy
  • Website: http://eng.skenergy.com/
  • Location: Ulusan, South Korea
  • Capacity: 40.2 million tons/annum & 840,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • One of the worlds largest refineries, Ulusan also very complex, being able to produce high value yields from heavy crudes

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
    • No. 1 Unit 60,000
    • No. 2 Unit 110,000
    • No. 3 Unit 170,000
    • No. 4 Unit 240,000
    • No. 5 Unit 260,000
  • RFCC
    • No. 1 Unit 57,000 bpd
    • No. 2 Unit 60,000 bpd
  • HOU 45,000 bpd

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil: SK Ulsan Complex has 34 large-scale crude oil storage tanks, storing 16 million barrels of oil. The largest tank is 22 meters in height and 86 meters in diameter.
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude oil is carried by oil tankers from the Middle East, South America, and Africa

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Asphalt

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

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History

  • 1964 - Commissioning of first crude oil unit of 35,000 bpd
  • 1967 - Expansion of refinery to 55,000 bpd
  • 1968 - Commissioning of second train of 60,000 bpd
  • 1972 - Commissioning of third train of 170,000 bpd
  • 1974 - Expansion of second train to 110,000 bpd
  • 1991- Launch of No. 4 atmospheric distillation unit (current daily production of 265,000 barrels)
  • 1996 - Launch of No. 5 atmospheric distillation unit (200,000 bpd, gross capacity: 810,000 bpd)
  • Jan 1997 - Launch of No. 2 heavy oil desulphurization plant (60,000 bpd) and decomposition plant (50,000 bpd)
  • 2008 - Launch of No. 2 RFCC plant (60,000 bpd)

Relevant Links

  1. Chiyoda Crude Distillation Units
  2. Daelim Oil And Gas Projects
  3. SK Engineering Projects
  4. SK Energy Plans to Shut South Korean Crude Units for Maintenance in 2011
  5. The Ulsan Complex, SK Chem

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