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).
To consolidate their positions in the growing Middle East and Asian markets, in 2018 Total and Saudi Aramco teams approved a $5.5 billion investment to build a world-class petrochemicals complex downstream of the facility. It will comprise a mixed-feed cracker (50% ethane and refinery off-gases) with a production capacity of 1.5 million metric tons per year of ethylene and related high-added-value petrochemical units.