Modular Refinery Crude Oil Distillation Units are essentially mini refineries capable of processing from 1,000 to 40,000 barrels per day (BpD) from any stream of Light or Heavy Crude Oil within API Gravity of 35°– 50°, into Naphtha, Diesel, Kerosene and Fuel Oil and other specialty fuel products. Modular Refineries are ideally suited for remote locations and are viable for Investments by private and public sector groups as a source of rapid production of primary fuel products and raw materials for petrochemical downstream industries
Advantages of Mobile Refining
•No duplication of most existing infrastructure, meaning no duplication of corresponding operating costs
•No duplication of existing facilities, means no duplication of corresponding environment harmful problems
•Gas from oil well separator may be associated to heat balance of new skid units
•No over-sizing necessary to anticipate oil products market demand over a long term period
•Optimization of yields and units severity, as full capacity operation is possible over the pay out period
•Operating costs reduced to a minimum, as full capacity operation is possible
•Best processes, most recent equipment and last available catalysts chosen for the short term pay out period
•Best thermal efficiency chosen for pipe-still, topping heaters and other furnaces
•Easy revamp of particular skids to follow new crude oil analysis changes over the pay out period
•Easy geographical move of skid units after some years, if economical approach has changed
•Easy addition of extra skid units to follow new market demand
•Gas-plant for LPG supply from de-ethanizer, de-propanizer, de-butanizer, stabilizer, and stripper
•Vacuum distillation for heavy products : heavy fuel, asphalt, bituminous cutsz
•Much more environmentally friendly than traditional refineries, with reduced risk of accidents leading to costly environmental remediation
•Paris Climate Accords Compliant
As an Augment traditional refineries for specialized production
•Production of specialty fuels from local crude oil on crude oil production region generates significant profit.
•No more dependence on imported crude oil with associated transportation, storage costs, and shortage possibilities. Heavy fuel oil available to drive the main power generation unit.
•Diesel-oil, natural gas, or electricity can be used for the remote external power generators and industrial engines. This is possible with small skid mounted crude oil refining units. The associated small skid mounted modular distillation plants can be run with
Clear cost savings over tradtional refineries
•Traditionally, the petroleum industry has constructed large-scale refineries at centralized locations, supplying them with crude oil and gas condensate via pipeline and transport truck. Refined grades of products are subsequently transported from the refinery to consumer markets, primarily by transport truck. While large-scale refineries provide the bulk of refined products to the world marketplace, the majority of new hydrocarbon discoveries by industry majors and large independents occur in areas where there is limited or no available infrastructure for transportation and refining. Therefore, producers are forced to construct expensive infrastructures for transporting the hydrocarbons to an available refinery, or construct a new refinery at a location near the production site. Under the best of circumstances this process can take several years.
•In populated areas near a pipeline or oil field and not near a refinery, a small modular-refinery can be installed that will process crude from the pipeline.
•This plant can produce the desired distillate for local consumption, and then inject the unused portion of the crude back into the pipeline.