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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • SAMREF is the world’s largest single-train crude oil refinery

Refining Units

  • Crude Unit
  • Vacuum Unit
  • Visbreaker
  • Isomerization Unit
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking
  • Naphtha Hydrotreater
  • Continuous Reformer
  • Catalytic Hydrodesulfurisation
  • Amine, Sulfur Recovery and Prilling Unit
  • Alkylation Unit» Saturate and Unsaturate Gas Plants
  • MTBE Unit
  • Hydrisom Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Arab Light Crude

Products Produced

  • Gasoline 35%
  • Jet Fuel 15%
  • Heating Oil and Diesel Fuel 30%
  • Marine and other Fuel Oil 17%
  • LPG and other 3%

Ongoing Projects

  • The clean fuels project encompasses significant modifications to SAMREF’s refinery to comply with future mandatory sulfur levels of 10 parts per million in gasoline and diesel.
  • The phased construction project is expected to begin start-up in 2013.

Other Information

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  • 1984 - Refinery commissioned with 260,000 bpd capacity
  • 2009 - WorleyParsons awarded SAMREF Clean Fuels Project contract

Relevant Links

  1. Chiyoda Crude Distillation Units
  2. Chiyoda Vacuum Flasher Vacuum Distillation Units
  3. Chiyoda Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units
  4. Chiyoda Catalytic Reforming Units
  5. Chiyoda Alkylation Units
  6. Chiyoda Naphtha And Middle Distillate Hydrodesulfurization U
  7. Chiyoda Sour Water Stripping Units
  8. Refinery Webpage
  9. SAMREF Clean Fuels Project Award

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