Balikpapan Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Hydrocracker - UOP
  • Cat-reforming unit - 18,000 bpd

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply


Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, HSFO


  • The Balikpapan Refinery Expansion Project consists in a grassroots Resid FCC unit (R2RTM) with a design capacity of 90,000 BPSD, a LPG sulfur removal unit (SulfrexTM), a Propylene Recovery Unit (PRU) as well a new 80,000 BPSD middle distillate hydrotreater (Prime-DTM). The gasoline produced by the Resid FCC unit will be selectively hydrodesulfurized in a Prime-G+TM unit with a design capacity of 48,000 BPSD to produce ultra-clean gasoline.

Other Information



  • 1984 - Hydrocracker commissioned
  • 2001 - Catalytic reformer revamped
  • 2014 - JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation sign MOU for upgrade
  • 2016 - Axens technology chosen for upgrade


  1. Pertamina Refining
  2. Chiyoda Catalytic Reforming Units
  3. Pertamina’s Balikpapan Refinery Selects UOP’s HC 215LT Catalyst for Unicracking Unit Reload
  4. Saudi Aramco chosen as partner to upgrade the refinery
  5. Pertamina Licenses Axens Technologies for its Balikpapan and Cilacap Refineries in Indonesia
  6. CB&I Announces Alkylation Technology Award in Indonesia