April 14, 2008 / 7:50 AM / 11 years ago

TABLE-LUKOIL's refinery expansion programme

 LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) - Russia’s largest independent oil company, LUKOIL LKOH.M, is planning a multi-billion dollar refinery upgrade programme to make its refining network among the most sophisticated in Europe.
 LUKOIL, part owned by U.S. major ConocoPhillips (COP.N), plans to expand throughput in its Russian and European plants by up to 240,000 barrels per day to 1.3 million barrels per day, mainly through reconstruction of primary crude distillation units in the next three years.
 The new distillation capacity will come on line in 2010-2011. 
 It is also investing heavily in new gasoline and diesel capacity to meet Russia’s tough schedule of specification improvements, as well as automation and process control.
 The following table has been compiled from presentations shown to investors at LUKOIL’s 2007 capital markets day on April 10 and comments made to Reuters by LUKOIL’s head of refining, Tom Mueller. 
 For a table of ConocoPhillips upgrade plans, please see [ID:nN27462953] Refinery       Location    Capacity  Cap increase    units                progress at April 08  NORSI          Nizhny      341kbpd   by 100bpd       hydrodesulph/        process design
            Novgorod,             in 2011         mild hydrocracker
            Russia                                coker                first engineering
                                                                       work and design,
                                                                       equipment sourcing Volgograd      Russia      221kbpd   by 40kbpd       cat cracker          evaulation
                                  in 2011         hydrodesulph/        process design
                                                  mild hydrocracker
                                                  coker                first engineering
                                                                       work and design,
                                                                       equipment sourcing Perm           Russia      249kbpd                   cat cracker          under construction Ukhta          Russia       74kbpd    by 60kbpd                                       
                                   in 2010 Odessa         Ukraine      56kbpd*                                       restarting April 08
                                                                       after $320 million,
                                                                       three year upgrade** Bourgas        Bulgaria    177kbpd    by 40kbpd      34kbpd VGO high      first engineering
                                                                       work and design,
                                   in 2011        conversion           equipment sourceing
                                                  hydrocracker
                                                  41kbpd residue       evaluation
                                                  hydrocracker  Petrotel       Romania      48kbpd                   hydrotreater**  TOTAL CRUDE DISTILLATION CAPACITY:   TOTAL INCREASE:
                     1.167mbpd*** by 240kbpd  NEW GASOLINE AND DIESEL CAPACITY: Total increase in catalytic cracking:   110kbpd Total increase in gasoline desulph:      23kbpd Total increase in hydrocracking:        180kbpd Total increase in diesel hydrotreating: 182kbpd Total increase in isomerisation capacity 34kbpd Total increase in coking:                68kbpd   *Odessa is expected to process up to 2 million tonnes of crude oil this year. It was largely idle for the first quarter. **previously reported ***excludes two mini-refineries in LUKOIL’s old Siberian bases of Kogalym and Uray   (Reporting by Melissa Akin) 

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