Sohar Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: ORPC
  • Website:
  • Location:
  • Capacity: 5.8 million tons/annum & 116,000bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Residue Fluidised Catalytic Cracking - 75,260 bpd
  • LPG Merox Process Unit
  • Kerosene Merox Process Unit - 12,320 bpd - UOP
  • Diesel Hydro-Desulphurization Unit
  • Indirect Alkylation Unit
  • Propylene Recovery Unit
  • Hydrogen Generation Unit - 1,900,000 Nm3/day
  • Sour Water Stripping Unit
  • Amine Regeneration Unit
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit
  • Gasoline Hydro-Desulphurization Process Unit - 26,500 bpd - Axens

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

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Ongoing Projects

Other Information

  • A 266km pipeline has also been built to transport fuel and crude oil from the Mina Al-Fahal facility to the Sohar refinery
  • The Sohar refinery cost $1.3bn, which was 90% financed by debt through a series of loans from a number of financial institutions, including Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (direct loan of $261.9m), Nippon Exports Insurance Company ($261.9m), Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and a further ten banks ($907.8m).
  • The engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project was awarded to a Japanese consortium (JGC Corporation and Chiyoda) in July 2003
  • JGC Corporation had already carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the refinery in 2000


  • 2006 - Refinery Commissioned
  • 2007 - Sohar Refining Company merged with ORPC

Relevant Links

  1. Processes at Sohar Refinery
  2. JGC Refinery References

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