March 2015

Refining Developments

Shale oil characterization optimizes refining process

The abundance of shale oils is an unexpected gift for US refiners. These new crude oils have different characteristics from conventional oils that will affect refining processes and the operation of p..

Sayles, S., KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

The abundance of shale oils is an unexpected gift for US refiners. These new crude oils have different characteristics from conventional oils that will affect refining processes and the operation of process equipment. Better crude evaluation methods will help refiners plan how to introduce shale oils as part of the refinery feedslate, with minimal disruption to operating conditions. BACKGROUND The production method for the Eagle Ford and Bakken shale plays is via fracturing of the tight or shale formations; both shale plays are in two different regions of North America (NA). Crude produced via fracturing production method is termed light tight oil (LTO). The LTO crudes from the two differe

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