Chevron Lummus Global LC-FINING selected for Shell Canada’s Athabasca Oil Sands Project Downstream Expansion

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 09 Oct 2012 11:36


Shell Canada Limited has signed a license agreement with Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) to apply LC-FINING technology in the new bitumen upgrading train to be built as part of Shell’s Scotford Upgrader Expansion Project. Part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, a joint venture among Shell Canada Limited (60%), Chevron Canada Limited (20%) and Western Oil Sands L.P. (20%), Shell’s Scotford Upgrader is located east of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Shell’s plans for a new third bitumen upgrading train include a residue hydrocracking plant for the production of synthetic crude oil. With this expansion as well as debottlenecking projects currently underway, Shell will increase bitumen production from 155,000 barrels a day to approximately 300,000 barrels a day by 2010.

CLG’s Joint Managing Director, Dr. Mal Maddock, stated,“This is Shell’s Canada’s third residue hydroprocessing unit adopting CLG’s LCF technology. We view this as a very strategic award and hope to use it as a springboard for future broader cooperation with Shell on residue hydroprocessing and other technology areas for the production of synthetic crude oils.”

CLG will provide an engineering package to Shell, including follow-up technical support during the detailed engineering design, and support during the start-up and commissioning of the LCF residue hydroprocessing unit.

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