Location: Jubail (Saudi Arabia)
Partners: Saudi Aramco (62.5%) and Total
Facilities: Refining and Petrochemicals Platform
Benefitting from the combined expertise of Saudi Aramco and Total, SATORP is one of the world’s most efficient integrated refining and petrochemicals platforms. Its role is to produce high-value-added products from heavy crude oil.
- 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.
View from the top of the paraxylene distillation tower. Refinery of Jubail, 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
SATORP employs 1,100 people, 70% of whom are Saudi nationals. Among them, 28 young Saudi engineers were given the opportunity to complete their studies in France through a partnership with IFP Énergies Nouvelles. In addition, nearly 400 Saudi operators received on-site training in a dedicated training center created by SATORP.