Paradip Refinery

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • The Paradip refinery is a very large and complex plant that can process very low grade crudes and produce the most modern specification fuels
  • It was commissioned in 2015
  • The refinery is connected to the IOCL Paradip Petrochemical Complex

Refining Units

  • Crude Distillation Unit
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit,
  • Hydrocracking Unit
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • FCC LPG Treatment Unit
  • FCC Light Naphtha Treatment Unit
  • Delayed Coker Unit
  • Alkylation Unit
  • Straight Run LPG Treating Unit,
  • Naphtha Hydro Treating (NHT),
  • Naphtha Fractionator Unit (NFU),
  • Continuous Catalytic Reforming (CCR) Unit,
  • Sour Water Stripper (SWS) Unit
  • Amine Regeneration Unit (ARU)

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • IOC may take companies like Saudi Aramco and Kuwait Petroleum as equity partner in the Paradip refinery if they agree to supply most of the crude oil requirement of the 15 million tons unit.
  • The Paradip refinery is being configured to process the toughest, heaviest and the dirtiest crudes which are cheaper than the cleaner and easier varieties.
  • The refinery has been processing US crude in 2017


  • LPG, Naphtha, MS, Jet/Kero, Diesel & Sulphur
  • The refinery was originally planned to export at least 2.05 million tons of petrol and 124,000 tons of naphtha out of its yearly output of 15 million tons, however growing local demand means that exports will be negligible.


Other Information

  • In 2009 IOC had signed a loan agreement with a consortium of lenders led by State Bank of India for term loan of Rs 14,900 crore for the project.


  • 1996 - Fluor Daniel awarded contract for engineering services for the preparation of a detailed feasibility report
  • 2007 - Axens awarded licence for desulphurisation unit
  • 2009 - Jacobs Receives Contract for project management consultancy (PMC) services for a delayed coker unit (DCU)
  • 2010 - Essar awarded Lump Sum Turn Key (LSTK) Package A for the main Refinery Units
  • 2015 - Project completed
  • 2017 - First US crude oil processed at the refinery


  1. IOC Project Page
  2. India – Paradip Refinery Project, DEME
  3. Uhde Downstream Oil And Gas Projects
  4. Fluor Daniel Awarded Contract By Indian Oil Corporation And Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  5. Jacobs Receives Contract From Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. for Paradip Refinery
  6. India Expands Clean Fuels Programs
  7. Essar Projects bags Rs. 1400 crore contract from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
  8. Punj Lloyd announces three new contract wins worth Rs 1595 crore
  9. IndianOil's Paradip Refinery starts crude processing
  10. First crude oil cargo from the US received at Paradip