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Paper No. 6

SOLVENT DEASPHALTING AND GASIFICATION; A SYNERGISTIC COMBINATION

Andrea Bernetti & Mauro De Franchis ERG Petroli SPA,Raffineria Isab, Italy

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Jon C. Moretta 81Pankaj M. Shah

Kellogg Brown and Root, Inc. Houston,Texas

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Prepared For PresentationAt AlChE Spring Meeting 2000

5 to 9 March 2000 Session T9011

Copyright 0Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.

AlChE shall not be responsible for statements or opinions contained in papers or

printed in its publications


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AlChE Spring Meeting 2000

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ABSTRACT

The application of gasification technology has been gaining popularity in the refining industry in recent years. The successful start-up and operation of several refinery bottoms based gasification projects over the past year will providethe incentive for more refiners to consider gasification as a bottoms destruction option. Stricter environmental regulations are forcing refiners around the world to reduce and eventually eliminate the production of high sulfur fuel oil. Gasification coupled with deregulation of the global power markets offers an excellent opportunity to convert the low value refinery bottoms to high value products like syngas, power, hydrogen, etc. and eliminate the production of residualfuel oil.

Widespread commercializationof gasification in the refining industry is dependent on

several factors. One of the factors that will play a key role is the ability of the refiner to provide a low value feed to the IGCC complex. Solvent deasphalting process offers a refiner the ability to not only produce a low cost gasifier feedstock but also generate additional conversion feedstock for the refinery. One such project is the ERG PetroMSAB Energy project in Italy that processes visbroken residue in a ROSETM Solvent Deasphalting Unit and feeds the asphaltenes to a Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant to produce electrical power. An overview, process description, and other relevant information on the ERG PetroMSAB Energy project are also included.

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Paper No.6, Session 19011

ueaspnaiting and Gasification; A Synergistic Combination

AlChE Spring Meeting2000

INTRODUCTION

Gasification technology has been used commercially in the manufacture of ammonia and other chemicals since the 1950s. Application of gasification in the refining industry has become a reality with the successful start-up and operation of some of the refinery bottoms based gasification projects over the past year. Refiners around the world are facing the dilemma of gradual decline in crude oil quality combined with weakening residual fuel oil market. Stricter environmental regulations are forcing refiners to reduce and eventually eliminate the production of high sulfur fuel oil. Gasification offers an opportunity to convert low value refinery bottoms to high value products like syngas, power, hydrogen, etc. in an envi...