Shell Canada Selects KBR'S ROSET Solvent Deasphalting Technology for Its Scotford Bitumen Upgrader Project

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September 7, 2005

KBR's ROSET Solvent Deasphalting technology has been selected by Shell Canada Limited for use at its Scotford Upgrader located near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This ROSE unit, which would be part of Shell Canada's Upgrader Expansion, is designed to deasphalt hydrocracked atmospheric residue. KBR is the engineering, construction and services subsidiary of Halliburton (NYSE: HAL).

"We are pleased that Shell Canada has chosen KBR's ROSE technology for its oil sands expansion project," said Tim Challand, KBR's vice president of technology. "As the premier deasphalting technology, KBR's ROSE supercritical solvent deasphalting process helps refining and upgrading industries improve profit margins. Through the use of ROSE, KBR offers energy-efficient, reliable, commercially proven technology to the expanding upgrading industry, particularly in Canada."

Deasphalted oil extracted by the ROSE process is low in sulfur, metals and Conradson carbon, and can either be further refined or blended directly into Shell's synthetic crude product. Asphaltene from the ROSE unit can be either blended into fuel oil products or converted into solid pellets.

KBR's ROSE technology is used by refineries and upgraders worldwide for processing heavy crude oils. It provides owners a cost-effective option for achieving maximum yields of high-value transport fuels while reducing the production of low-value fuel oil.


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