Hydrocracker

Home>Topics>Hydrocracker
Refine Results
  1. All
  2. Articles
  3. Online Articles
  1. Fire shutters hydrocracker at Motiva’s Convent refinery

    Houston-based Motiva Enterprises LLC is investigating a fire that broke out in a processing unit at its 227,000-b/cd Convent refinery in St. James Parish, La. The fire, which occurred at about 10:50 a.m. on Aug. 11 in the refinery’s resid hydrocracker, or H-Oil unit, was contained and extinguished by emergency response teams, with no injuries or off-site impacts occurring as a result of the incident, Motiva said. No other units at the refinery were impacted by the fire, and save for the H-Oil unit, all units continue to operate. A cause of the fire remains under investigation, the company said. Motiva, the soon-to-be-dissolved refining and marketing joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, did not disclose details regarding the extent of damage to the H-Oil unit, or a possible timeframe for its repair ( OGJ Online, Mar. 16, 2016 ). Installed to enable the 227,000-b/cd refinery to process increased volumes of vacuum residuum available in its feedstock of Arab crudes, Convent’s H-Oil unit has a processing capacity of 45,000 b/cd, according to Shell’s latest investor’s handbook, which reports operating data as of Mar. 31. Released in June, the US Energy Information Administration’s annual Refinery Capacity Report, however, shows the Convent refinery operating as of Jan. 1 with an overall crude processing capacity of 235,000 b/cd and a residual hydrocracking capacity of 52,000 b/sd (about 46,800 b/cd). Shell, which will own and operate Motiva’s Convent refinery as well as the 229,000-b/cd Norco refinery in St. Charles Parish, La., following the split with Aramco, has yet to confirm an official timeline for the partners’ previously announced plan to integrate the two manufacturing sites into a single refining system ( OGJ Online, Mar. 26, 2015 ). Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Fri, 12 Aug 2016

  2. Staatsolie wraps Suriname refinery expansion

    State oil firm Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname NV has completed and fully commissioned a 10-year project to more than double crude oil processing capacity at its Tout Lui Faut refining complex about 12 miles south of Suriname’s capital city of Paramaribo (OGJ Online, Sept. 9, 2009).

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Tue, 6 Sep 2016

  3. ExxonMobil breaks ground on Rotterdam hydrocracker expansion

    ExxonMobil Corp. has started construction on the planned expansion of hydrocracking operations at subsidiary Esso Nederland BV’s 191,000-b/d refinery in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Fri, 24 Jun 2016

  4. Surgutneftegas commissions hydrocracker

    Russia’s Surgutneftegas has commissioned a 98,000-b/d hydrocracker at its 335,900-b/d Kirishinefteorgsintez refinery near St. Petersburg.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Thu, 2 Jan 2014

  1. Israel's Oil Refineries nabs $900MM financing, plans hydrocracker project

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Mon, 8 Feb 2010

  2. Crude unit, hydrocracker due at Sohar

    Expansion of the Sohar refinery in Oman will include installation of a crude unit and hydrocracker (OGJ Online, Mar. 2, 2011).

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Fri, 4 Mar 2011

  3. New Zealand refiner schedules unit maintenance

    New Zealand Refining Co. Ltd. (NZRC), the country’s sole refinery, will execute unplanned repairs to a hydrocracker at its 107,000-b/d Marsden Point refinery at Northland, on the North Island’s east coast, during a previously scheduled shutdown of the unit planned in April.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Mon, 28 Mar 2016

  4. Nexen idling Long Lake oil sands upgrader

    Nexen Energy ULC reported it will idle the Long Lake oil sands upgrader in Fort McMurray, Alta., by putting it into cold-stack mode. No date was given for when the upgrader would be returned to service.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Wed, 13 Jul 2016

  5. Total to add hydrocracker at Antwerp

    Total plans a €1 billion modernization of its Antwerp, Belgium, refining and petrochemical complex that will include new upgrading capacity at the 338,000-b/cd refinery.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 May 2013

  6. Tupras commissions unit at Izmit refinery

    Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corp. (Tupras) has let a contract to Honeywell UOP LLC, a subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., for a new hydrocracking unit designed to boost diesel production at its 11 million-tonne/year Izmit refinery in Turkey’s northwestern province of Kocaeli.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016

  7. Tatneft commissions unit at Tatarstan refinery

    PJSC Tatneft, Almetyevsk, Russia, has commissioned a 2 million-tonne/year delayed coking unit at the 9 million-tpy refinery of subsidiary OJSC Taneco’s multiphase integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Nizhnekamsk, 250 km from Tatarstan’s capital city of Kazan.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Wed, 6 Jul 2016

  8. Unipetrol updates refinery, petrochemical operations

    Unipetrol AS is planning to return units hampered by extended shutdowns at its refining and petrochemical operations in the Czech Republic to full production rates by yearend.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016

Get More Results