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Commercial experience with ROSETM Solvent Deasphalting and Gasification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000217728D
Publication Date: 2012-May-10
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Title: Commercial experience with ROSETM Solvent Deasphalting and Gasification
Prepared by: Dr. Giuseppe Conti, Mr. Marcello Giannoccolo, ErgMed, Italy

/~3and Subramanian, KBR, Houston, Texas

Presenter: Dr. Giuseppe Conti
Title: Responsible for Thermal Processes Technology

Company: ERG Raffinerie Mediterranee S.p.A., Italy

ABSTRACT

Refiners are moving to heavier crude oils to take benefit of high differential between light and heavy crude oils. The heavy crude oils contain residual asphaltenes which is an excellent source for production of steam, hydrogen and power. Asphaltenes thus displace natural gas which is normally used for generating these utilities.

ROSETM supercritical solvent deasphalting process, a process offered by KBR, is an energy efficient process for removal of asphaltenes from resid material.

Downstream of the ROSE unit, the asphaltenes are then gasified in a partial oxidation unit for generation of utilities.

This paper shares the commercial experience of ErgMed who had benefited from the above configuration. It will also address the operability, maintainability, and reliability of this installation.

In June 1999, ERG Petroli S.p.A. successfully started up the new ISAB Energy Project at the Sicily refinery that included the implementation of a 33,000 BPSD grassroots Residuum Oil Supercritical unit (ROSE

                                                 TM) and a 512 MW IGCC plant that was designed to operate exclusively on ROSETM asphaltenes. This project was primarily driven by the opportunity...