Alberto Pasqualini REFAP Refinery

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • Refap is the fifth largest refinery in Brazil

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Diesel Desulphurisation Unit - 5,000 m3 / day
  • Naphtha Desulphurisation
  • Residue Catalytic Cracking Unit (RFCC)
  • Delayed Coking Unit (UCR),
  • Hydrogen Generating Unit (UGH)
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery processes heavy crude

Products Produced

  • Current production consists mainly of diesel and gasoline, in addition to petrochemical naphtha, propylene, LPG, jet fuel, fuel oil, and asphalt


  • A major upgrade was completed in 2006

Other Information



  • 1968 - Refinery Commissioned with capacity of 45,000 bpd
  • 2001 - Repsol had acquired a 30% stake
  • 2006 - The refining capacity was increased from 130 thousand to 190 thousand barrels per day, and its operational complexity was enhanced for the processing of heavier crude
  • 2010 - Petrobras acquires Repsol's 30% stake in the refinery
  • 2019 - Privatisation process launched


  1. Petrobras Main Operations
  3. Hydrogen Generation Plant at REFAP
  4. Sulfur Recuperation Plant at REFAP
  5. Saipem Grass Roots Refineries
  6. Saipem Atmospheric Crude Distillation Units
  7. Saipem Naphtha Treating Units
  8. Toyo Refinery References
  9. TEC Receives Order from PETROBRAS - REDUC Delayed Coker Plant Project
  10. Skanska to expand refinery in Brazil for USD 150 M, about SEK 960 M
  11. Clarification about Refap acquisition
  12. Material Fact: Acquisition of stake in Refap Refinery
  13. Repsol sells stake in REFAP refinery valued at $350 million
  14. Petrobras starts binding phase of refineries