Brown, B.

AMIChemE, Sunbury-on-Thames, UK

Optimize field upgrading of oil sands with slurry-phase combi-cracking technology

Schleiffer, A., BP Refining & Petrochemicals GmbH; Till, A., FIChemE; Brown, B., AMIChemE

Slurry-phase combi-crackers are able to process a much wider range of feeds—including those with very high levels of metals, asphaltenes and sulfur—that cannot be economically upgraded in fixed-bed or ebullated-bed reactors, which makes this process ideal for upgrading oil sands.