Sincor Heavy Crude Upgrader

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Summary Information Ownership: PDVSA / Total / Statoil Website: Location: Jose, Anzoategui, Venezuela Capacity: 10.0 million tons/annum & 200,000 bbl/day Nelson Complexity: Refining Depth: Brief Description A heavy crude upgrader Refining Units Atmospheric distillation unit: 284,000 barrels per day Vacuum distillation unit: 176,000 barrels per day Delayed Coker Hydrocracker: 70,000 barrels per day Distillate hydrotreater: 93,000 barrels per day Sulfur complex Three Sulfur Recovery Units (403 MTPD each): A Tail Gas Treatment Unit, Two Amine Regeneration Units, One phenolic Sour Water Stripper, One non-phenolic Sour Water Stripper Contractors Foster Wheeler: Delayed Coker Kværner: construction of the sulphur-removal plant Contrina: Construction of the processing plant and utilities Terminal Capacity Crude Oil: Refined Products: Crude Supply 8.5 API Ultra Heavy Crude supplied from the Zuata Oil Field Products Produced 180,000 barrels of high-quality syncrude, Zuata Sweet Syncrude In addition, 6,000 tones of coke and 900 tones of sulphur are produced as by-products Ongoing Projects - Other Information - History 1997 - The Sincor project was initiated 1998 - Construction begins 2002 - Refinery Commissioned 2005 - Approval from Venezuelan Government for SINCOR II 2007 - Sincor is nationalised 2008 - Sincor renamed Petrocedeño


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