Deposits of heavy crude may require pre-refining and post-refining process routes and technologies.
Leveraging our track record of analyzing complex technologies, our ability to evaluate technical challenges from a business perspective, and our expertise in upstream oil & gas operations, BSI mapped and forecasted heavy oil conversion technologies.
In one case, for example, our multi-disciplinary team of refining experts, chemists, and energy economists engaged in Scientific Research that included:
- Delayed Coking
- Hydrocracking (fixed bed)
- Cross-Flow Coking
- Ebullated Bed Hydrocracking
- Slurry Hydrocracking
- Solvent Refining
We evaluated each technology and application’s short-term
and long-term potential for benefits, including:
- Capital cost reduction
- Operating reduction
- Processing yield and quality
- Operating reliability