Es­sar Oil suc­cess­fully com­mis­sions Amine Re­gen­er­a­tion Unit

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Es­sar Oil Ltd. has an­nounced the suc­cess­ful com­mis­sion­ing of the Amine Re­gen­er­a­tion Unit (ARU), a part of the phase I ex­pan­sion at its Vad­i­nar Re­fin­ery. Once com­pleted, the phase I ex­pan­sion will in­crease the re­fin­ery’s ca­pac­ity from the cur­rent 14 MMTPA (300,000 bpd) to 18 MMTPA (375,000 bpd). The ex­pan­sion will also in­crease in its com­plex­ity from 6.1 to 11.8. The project is near­ing com­ple­tion and the in­creased through­put of 18 MMTPA will com­mence by March 2012. Fur­ther­more, an op­ti­mi­sa­tion project is also un­der ex­e­cu­tion at the re­fin­ery to in­crease the ca­pac­ity to 20 MMTPA (405,000 bpd) by Septem­ber 2012. The ca­pac­ity ex­pan­sion, com­plex­ity en­hance­ment and sub­se­quent op­ti­mi­sa­tion will give Vad­i­nar re­fin­ery the ca­pa­bil­ity to process nearly 87 per­cent ul­tra­heavy crudes, which have a lower cost than light crudes. In terms of prod­uct yield, the ex­panded Vad­i­nar Re­fin­ery will have the flex­i­bil­ity to pro­duce higher value prod­ucts, in­clud­ing pet coke. “Af­ter the com­mis­sion­ing of the Isomer­iza­tion Unit last month, the re­fin­ery team is work­ing to­wards en­sur­ing the com­mis­sion­ing of all the re­main­ing units that form a part of our phase I ex­pan­sion. The ARU com­mis­sion­ing is one more step in that di­rec­tion and will be fol­lowed by all the bal­ance ex­pan­sion units be­ing com­mis­sioned in the cur­rent quar­ter,” said Lalit Gupta, MD and CEO, Es­sar Oil.

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