US KBR to install de-asphalting technology at Total refinery

15 July 2013 21:44  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Total's refinery in Antwerp, Belgium, will use US-based KBR’s ROSE solvent de-asphalting technology, KBR announced on Monday.

The KBR technology will split 48,000 bpsd (barrels per stream day) of residue from a mix of crude oils into de-asphalted oil (DAO) and asphaltene, the US engineering services firm said in a press release.

The DAO then will be run through a mild hydrocracking unit, where it will be upgraded, while the asphaltene will be blended into fuel oil.

The ROSE unit is expected to come online at the French oil giant’s refinery by early 2016, KBR said. Financial details were not disclosed.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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