September 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Construction Profile: Eni starts slurry technology project at Italy refinery

Italian oil and gas major Eni has started work on applying Eni Slurry Technology (EST) at its Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery, located near Pavia in northern Italy.EST is Eni’s proprietary ..

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Italian oil and gas major Eni has started work on applying Eni Slurry Technology (EST) at its Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery, located near Pavia in northern Italy. EST is Eni’s proprietary technology for the conversion of heavy oil residues in fine products, gasoline and gasoil. The process converts waste oil, heavy crude and tar sands into high-quality and performance fuels. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012 with the start of a 23,000-bpd plant. What is EST? The EST technology, funded by Eni with an investment of over €1.1bn, is based on a hydro-conversion process developed through a special catalyst and a current of hydrogen self-produced star

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