U.S. REFINERY UPGRADE STUDY
Assisted the client with the identification and analysis of an optimum heavy oil upgrade project. Role included (1) development of the feedstock and product price forecast, (2) analysis of process alternatives using PIMS LP analysis, (3) evaluation of alternate crude slates, and (4) economic modeling of alternate cases.
HEAVY CRUDE UPGRADING ANALYSIS
Evaluated the technical and economic feasibility of heavy crude upgrading schemes for U.S. refineries. The studies have included coking, supercritical extraction, hydroconversion, and hydrotreating in combination with catalytic cracking.
LITHUANIAN REFINING REFINERY VALUATION
Evaluated processing and investment opportunities in a Lithuanian refinery. Assessed input and production balances, transportation logistics, terminal operations, pipeline requirements, and operating efficiency. Developed linear program model to evaluate investment scenarios. Determined crude and product marketing requirements and price projections. Assisted in joint venture negotiations and contract development.
PETROPERU S.A. REFINERY ANALYSIS
Evaluated technical and economic performance of three Petroperu refineries in La Pampilla, Conchan, and Talara. Identified opportunities to improve refinery operations and quantified the economic benefit of both modest and major capital projects.
COLOMBIAN REFINERY UPGRADE ANALYSIS
Assisted the client with a detailed evaluation of its existing lubricant refinery and recommended the most appropriate modifications and upgrades to its configuration. This study included the consideration of hydrocracking technology for lubricant manufacture, and involved considerable PIMS modeling.