Ras Tanura Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Saudi Aramco
  • Website: http://www.saudiaramco.com/
  • Location: Ras Tanura, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
  • Capacity: 27.5 million tons/annum & 550,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • The most complex Saudi Aramco refinery, it processes both crude oil & gas condensates
  • Ras Tanura is part of a very large scale complex, with a NGL processing facility and a crude stabilization facility

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation - 325,000
  • Gas Condensate Distillation Unit - 225,000
  • Catalytic reforming Units - 107,000
  • Hydrocracker - 50,000
  • Visbreaker - 60,000
  • Diesel Hydrotreater - 105,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude is normally transferred to Ras Tanura through a pipeline and can also be supplied by ship

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Fuel Oil & Asphalt

Ongoing / Completed Projects

  • The Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels Project includes Isomerisation, Naphtha hydro-treatment, CCR reformer and associated utilities
    • It will enable the refinery to convert naphtha into high specification gasoline
  • Jacobs Engineering completed a Refinery Clean Fuels and Aromatics Project in 2011, which added diesel desulphurisation capability
    • Samsung engineering built the 100,000 bpd diesel desulphurisation unit at the plant
  • There was a major expansion planned for the refinery, but it is currently on hold

Other Information

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  • 1986 - Refinery commissioned with capacity of 250,000 bpd
  • 2011 - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded the Ras Tanura Refinery Clean Fuels and Aromatics Project
  • 2011 - The diesel hydrotreater as commissioned
  • 2017 - Tecnicas Reunidas awarded clean fuels project


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  5. Saudi Aramco awards to TR the “Clean Fuels” project at the Ras Tanura refinery in Saudi Arabia