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Summary Information

  • Ownership: ORPC
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Sohar Refinery
  • Location: Oman
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 5.8 million tons/annum & 116,400 bbl/day
    • After : 9.8 million tons/annum & 187,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Planning
  • Expected Completion: 2017
  • Budget:

The Project

  • Project Type: Expansion & Upgrade
  • Project Summary: The project will increase the capacity of the existing Sohar Refinery from 116,000 to 187,000 barrels per stream day by installing various clean fuels units, as well as increasing capacity and debottlenecking existing units in the refinery
  • Main Contractors:
    • CB&I:
      • Front end engineering and design (FEED) and project management services
      • Design and supply of delayed coking, hydrocracking, crude and vacuum heaters and a steam reformer
    • UOP/Foster Wheeler: Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) process technology and basic engineering design package
    • Chevron Lummus Global: Licence for the Hydrocracking unit
    • Black and Veatch: Licence for the Sulphur Recovery unit

Refining Units

  • Crude Distillation Unit - 71,500 bpd
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit - 96,800 bpd
  • Once-Through Hydrocracker Unit - 66,400 bpd
  • Solvent De-Asphalting Unit - 42,400 bpd
  • Sulphur recovery unit,
  • Sour water stripper units,
  • Amine regeneration unit,
  • Isomerisation unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • This project with allow Orpic to significantly increase its yields of transportation fuels
  • liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and propylene


  • 2013 - Petrofac / Daelim awarded EPC contract
  • 2014 - Ground breaking ceremony
  • 2017 - Mechanical completion

Other Information

  • The project was partly financed by the Export-Import Bank of Korea

Relevant Links

  1. Korea Eximbank to Finance Oman Oil Refinery Expansion Project with USD 600 million
  2. Major expansion and upgrade of Sohar Refinery
  3. India's Larsen & Toubro eyes Oman refinery deal
  4. CB&I Awarded FEED Contract for Sohar Refinery in Oman
  5. Honeywell’s UOP & Foster Wheeler Technology Selected for Oman Refinery Expansion
  6. Honeywell UOP/Foster Wheeler Technology Selected for Oman Refinery Expansion
  7. Sohar Refinery expansion gains momentum
  8. US$2.1 Billion Refinery Improvement Project in Oman
  9. Groundbreaking celebration for Orpic’s Sohar Refinery Improvement Project
  10. CB&I Announces Heater Award in Oman
  11. Oman SRIP Site Achieves Mechanical Completion

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