ADNOC commissioning new unit to extract maximum value from heavy oils and slurry

ZAWYA
02 Sep 2018

Increasing the flexibility of ADNOC’s refining assets to stretch the value of every barrel of oil

Highly specialized and valuable grades of carbon black and calcined coke will be marketed by ADNOC to customers in the UAE and internationally

Abu Dhabi, UAE: ADNOC Refining, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), announced, today, it has successfully completed the commissioning of a specialized coker unit, as part of its Carbon Black and Coker Project. With this, ADNOC will extract the maximum value from ‘bottom-of-the-barrel’ heavy oils and slurry, as it delivers on its aggressive Downstream strategy.

ADNOC’s Carbon Black & Coker Project incorporates a coker, known in the oil and gas industry as a ‘delayed coker’, that will allow ADNOC Refining to recover highly specialized and valuable grades of carbon black and calcined coke. Not only will it create higher value from what would otherwise be used for low value fuel oil, but both products are essential to industrial processes within ADNOC subsidiaries and other UAE industries, potentially removing the need to import costly raw materials.