Seize the Opportunity

Reprinted from September 2014 Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine.

Strategies have been developed to overcome desalting challenges of heavy crudes, including new chemical technologies that have been introduced specifically to help refiners process more heavy crudes, as highlighted in a Baker Hughes article published in October 2009. Specific operating challenges associated with desalting heavy crudes were explored in an article published in 2012, examining how refiners have a number of proactive strategies available that would allow them to safely increase the percentage of heavy crudes in their processing blends.  This article will focus on specific case studies, demonstrating how refiners have reaped the economic benefits of processing more heavy Canadian and South American crude oils by proactively:

  • Identifying and anticipating potential processing problems.
  • Implementing cost effective mitigating solutions.

Download the PDF to read more.


Opportunity Crude Processing

Our chemical treatment programs and services reduce refinery feedstock cost and improve feedstock selection flexibility.

View More