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Middle East

11.01.2011  |  Meche, Helen,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [construction] [gas treating] [engineering] [refinery] [deasphalted oil] [aromatics] [gasoline] [diesel]

L&T Hydrocarbon has a project order, valued around $150 million, from Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO). The order is to set up a greenfield project planned to treat an average of 3 million standard m3/day of gas.

The concept, for the Lekhwair Gas Field Development Project, is a single-train gas plant in the Lekhwair gas plant for exporting treated gas (CO2 removed and dehydrated gas) to the government gas plant in Yibal and unsterilized condensate and water to the existing Lekhwair production station.

The project includes a main gas treatment plant consisting of gas desulfurization and gas dehydration units with required utilities and supporting facilities, as well as flow lines, well pad piping, a remote manifold station, and liquid and gas export pipelines.


Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction Group, through a collaborative agreement with Honeywell’s UOP, was awarded a contract by Oman Refineries and Petrochemicals Co. (Orpic). UOP/Foster Wheeler will provide a basic engineering design package for a solvent deasphalting (SDA) unit at the Sohar refinery in Oman.

The SDA unit is a major part of the Sohar Refinery Expansion Project, which will increase the refinery’s production of petroleum products such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), naphtha, Jet A-1 fuel, gasoline, diesel and propylene. It will be designed to process 2.5 million metric tpy of vacuum residue of Oman export blend crude to produce deasphalted oil (DAO) and asphalt for road bitumen production. The unit is expected to be onstream in 2015.


Axens technologies have been selected by Saudi Aramco for its Jazan Refinery and Terminal Project. The refinery, scheduled to be commissioned in December 2016, will have a capacity of 400,000 bpsd. The units under Axens’ design are:
• Naphtha hydrotreating for feedstock purification
• Aromizing—continous catalytic reforming (CCR) for aromatics production
• C5/C6 isomerization unit to provide a high-octane component for the gasoline pool
• ParamaX complex to produce high-purity paraxylene and benzene.

These units maximize the gasoline production and aromatics throughput for petrochemical use. The gasoil desulfurization hydrotreater (Prime-D) is also under Axens’ design. This Prime-D unit, reportedly one of the world’s largest, will produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) with less than 10 ppm of sulfur. The refinery will deliver gasoline and diesel that meet Euro V specifications.  HP



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11.11.2011

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