Benefitting from the combined expertise of Saudi Aramco and Total, SATORP is one of the world’s most efficient refining and petrochemicals platforms. Its role is to produce high-value-added products from a grade of crude that is particularly difficult to process.
- Two distillate hydrocrackers to convert heavy petroleum fractions into lighter, ultra-low-sulfur products.
- A fluid catalytic cracking unit that produces a wide variety of products, including very light hydrocarbons such as propylene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
- A coking unit (“coking” is a thermal process used to convert heavy fractions into light petroleum products and coke).
View from the top of the of the Jubail refinery coking unit in Saudi Arabia.
An employee on a pipe way at the Jubail refinery, Saudi Arabia.
Four operators oversee the commissioning of the Jubail refinery, Saudi Arabia.
The SATORP CEO and Production Manager at the Jubail refinery, Saudi Arabia.
View of the Jubail refinery from the desert, Saudi Arabia.
Our commitment to staff training and local development
The SATORP platform employs a staff of 1,066, with Saudi nationals accounting around 65% of the workforce. Among them, 28 young Saudi engineers were given the opportunity to complete their studies in France through a partnership with the Institut Français du Pétrole Énergies Nouvelles (IFPEN). In addition, nearly 400 Saudi operators received on-site training in a dedicated training center created by SATORP.