Refining Capability and Experience

WorleyParsons provides a comprehensive range of refinery services backed by over 60 years of global experience in grass roots, revamp and expansion projects. To meet client requirements in today’s competitive world, we supply innovative, cost-effective, and safe solutions.
We have completed 29 grass roots refineries including supporting utility systems, product terminals and offsite facilities ranging in capacity from 5,600 bpd to 400,000 bpd that produce a variety of products including LPG, gasoline, kerosene/jet fuel, gas oil and heavy fuel oil, petrochemical naphtha, distillates, and lowsulfur fuel oil.
WorleyParsons has also provided engineering, procurement, and construction services since 1965 for more than 60 major refinery revamp, modernization, and expansion projects in Australia, Korea, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Germany, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
WorleyParsons is a leader in designing solutions to meet clean fuels regulations that now face refiners around the world, including government mandates on sulfur, aromatic, and oxygen content of fuels. We have extensive experience with the two major types of clean fuels projects: reformulated gasoline and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD).
WorleyParsons recently completed three diesel hydrotreater projects to reduce diesel sulfur, including two grass roots units and conversion of
an existing hydrocracker to a diesel hydrotreater. Gasoline reformulation experience includes gasoline fractionation, benzene saturation for reduction of benzene in gasoline to meet CARB II and EPA Tier II requirements, catalytic reforming, cat cracker feed hydrotreating, selective hydrogenation units, isomerization units, butamer units, alkylation units, and FCC revamps.
From feasibility studies to facility operations, we have the resources and capabilities to complete any refinery project using a variety of contracting approaches.
Many of our clients benefit from alliance/partnering contracts with us that use integrated engineering teams that can deliver cost and schedule savings compared to conventional project execution methods. Under several “umbrella” contracts with major petroleum refiners, we provide clients with a single source for the resources and technology needed to meet the unique requirements of the operating refinery.
Of vital importance to this effort is the dedication and ability of WorleyParsons employees who work hand-in-hand with refinery personnel to meet the project goals of the refinery's management.

Refining Process Capabilities and Resources
•   Grass roots
•   Revamps
•   EPC alliances
•   Turnarounds
•   Studies
•   Crude and vacuum units
•   Naphtha & distillate hydrotreating
•   Reforming and coking
•   Gas concentration units
•   Alkylation
•   Hydrocracking
•   Aromatics extraction
•   Amine treating and sulfur recovery
•   Feasibility studies
•   Optimization studies
•   Screening studies
•   Linear programming

Process Unit Experience

Delivery through all phases
WorleyParsons delivers engineering, procurement and construction management services for refineries worldwide. From feasibility studies to facility operations, from grassroots refineries to clean fuels revamps, heavy oil upgrades, gasification and sulphur management, WorleyParsons has the resources and capabilities to deliver refining projects in any phase. In the front-end Select phases of a project, WorleyParsons identifies and evaluates project options that consider the entire lifecycle of an asset. Our focus on strategic viability and long-term business value provides customers with options that optimize outcomes and minimize both technical and nontechnical risk.
In Deliver, our global footprint enables us to employ expertise and knowledge in engineering, procurement and construction management from around the world. Our customers have access to our global best practices and deep local knowledge, while benefiting from our workshare system that leverages our high value project delivery centers to reduce costs and increase project outcome certainty.
In the relationship-based Improve phase, our customers benefit from our unique alliances that employ integrated execution teams and deliver considerable cost and schedule savings compared to conventional project execution methods. Under several umbrella contracts with major petroleum refiners we provide customers with a single source for the resources and technology needed to deliver their sustaining capital
programs and meet the complex requirements of the operating refinery.

Capability overview

Clean Fuels Design
WorleyParsons designs
solutions to meet clean fuels
regulations and government
mandates on sulphur, aromatics
and oxygen content. Our
extensive experience covers
both reformulated gasoline
and ultra-low sulphur diesel
(ULSD) projects. This includes
grassroot units and conversion
projects for ULSD as well as
gasoline fractionation, benzene
saturation, catalytic reforming,
cat cracker feed hydrotreating,
selective hydrogenation units,
isomerisation units, butamer
units, alkylation units and FCC
Heavy Oil Upgrading Facilities
We have over 40 years of
global experience utilizing our
capabilities to deliver heavy oil
projects locally. At the forefront
of new technology, we have
designed heavy oil upgrading
facilities for oil gravities ranging
from 6˚ to 21˚ API.
Our capabilities and experience
in the design of upgrading
facilities to produce synthetic
crude and finished products
has led WorleyParsons to be a
leader in providing processing
solutions from SAGD and bitumen
production for heavy crude oil
fields all over the world.
Revamps & Expansion
WorleyParsons’ project execution
background includes revamp
facility design and expansion
of refineries across the globe.
As one of the world’s largest
project delivery companies,
WorleyParsons provides a
range of services that includes
all aspects of engineering,
procurement, and construction
management through all phases
of a project.

Energy Efficiency &
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Our customers align themselves
with WorleyParsons to address
the constraints of their currently
operating refineries, which were
often designed at a time when
energy prices were lower and
less volatile, and greenhouse gas
emissions were of little concern.
WorleyParsons leverages our
deep local knowledge while
applying global best practices to
make existing plant operations
more energy efficient and
compliant with local regulatory
Sulphur Management
With a track record extending
over 60 years, WorleyParsons is a
world leader in sulphur recovery
technology. We currently offer
more than ten sulphur recovery
processes inclusive of those
developed in conjunction with
partners such as BOC (Linde).
These technologies meet the
most stringent environmental
standards and include standard
and oxygen-enriched Claus
technology, tail gas treating
technology and sulphur
Atmosphere and Vacuum
WorleyParsons designs crude
and vacuum units and applies
the latest in energy optimization
strategies to minimize energy
consumption and maximize
return on investment. We’ve
designed more than 100 crude
distillation units with capacities
ranging from 5,600 to 400,000
BPSD single fractionator designs.
Additionally, WorleyParsons is
a member of the Fractionation
Research Institute (FRI) of which
two charter members, Mitch
Sakata and Tak Yanagi, from
WorleyParsons have developed
knowledge transfer resources to
develop our new generation of

Select Refining

WorleyParsons’ Select business line is focused on project viability assessment and development. Our specialists support strategic decision making on critical front-end planning issues to meet our customers’ ultimate business objectives.
The complex configuration of refineries brings many challenges to the optimization of refining processes. Our Select services comprise comprehensive pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for all refining process units and support facilities to overcome these challenges, mitigate risk and enhance project outcomes.
The team brings in-depth cross-industry experience to provide technical analysis and decision support during the initial stages of a refinery project, securing the greatest value over the project lifecycle. Additionally, our processes and tools quantify risk and commercial value, enabling our customers to make data-driven decisions with confidence.
WorleyParsons is Technology-Neutral.
The technical integrity delivered with our refining projects stems from our technological neutrality. Select is comprised of concept strategy specialists that develop business models and financial analysis prior to FEED. This conceptual review includes the neutral evaluation of technologies, which ensures that the final recommended solution maximizes investment return and underlying confidence.

Deliver Refining

WorleyParsons helps our customers succeed in this dynamic and competitive business environment by supplying innovative, costeffective
and safe project solutions.
We’re a leader in delivering these solutions in a way that meets the latest government mandates for clean fuels and exceeds the expectations of our customers around the world.
Our ability to deliver refining projects locally with global resources is driven by our high value project delivery centers in Monrovia, California and London. Through our proven workshare processes, customers around the world have access to the cumulative knowledge gained from over 60 years of EPCM experience, and from our delivery of over 2,100 refining and petrochemicals projects worldwide.

WorleyParsons can reduce greenhouse gas emissions with an optimized heat exchanger network design.

Improve Refining
Maintaining and optimizing existing assets is becoming an increasingly higher priority for refiners as they are affected by new developments for upgrading units and by the introduction of unconventional feedstocks. Over the last two decades WorleyParsons has been modernizing refineries— enabling customers to maintain plant efficiency, throughput and margins while effectively managing the increasing amounts of sulphur production from generally heavy, sour feedstocks. In all project phases, we focus on the optimization of common critical issues such as budget, schedule, quality, operating reliability and technical integrity.

Long-term relationships
Using the knowledge accumulated from over 230 international alliances or long-term contracts, we have developed a culture and
a suite of unique tools, systems and delivery methodologies that incorporate industry best practice to drive innovation, efficiency
and performance. This strong, industry-specific knowledge and long track record of success is underpinned by our performance-based, relationship contracting model. The trust that this generates enables WorleyParsons to deliver maximum value to refining customers
using local teams, supported both locally and globally.

Previous performance
Voyageur Upgrade Hydrotreater Project

The Voyageur Upgrader Project (VUP) encompassed the delivery, upgrading, marketing and infrastructure growth required to increase the total Suncor Oil Sands production capability from 357 KBPCD in 2008 (post Millennium Coker Unit start-up) to 550 KBPCD by 2010 to 2012. WorleyParsons was responsible for the EDS and detail phase engineering and procurement for the Voyageur upgrader UOP hydrotreating units, HTUs (coker gasoil, coker diesel and coker naphtha). The HTUs process all the Voyageur Upgrader delayed coker side streams to reduce product sulphur, nitrogen, and aromatics content. HTU catalyst beds and operations were optimized to obtain 30 months between bed replacements.

Rio de Janeiro’s Petrochemical Complex will be one of the largest industrial undertakings in the history of Petrobras and Brazil with a total investment of US $8.5 billion. Due to come on-stream in 2013, COMPERJ will have the processing capacity for 150,000 bpd of Brazilian heavy oil and will include first, second, and third generation units. This project will require approximately 4,000 major pieces of equipment and in excess of 2,000 P&IDs, and the site plan will take nearly 25 km2 to accommodate infrastructure and process units. Executed from three of WorleyParsons’ global hubs, key challenges successfully overcome included cultural, language, and regulatory barriers, the large size of the project, and the coordination with the many licensors and FEED contractors involved.
SAMREF Clean Fuels Project

WorleyParsons is providing SAMREF with assistance in modifying its Yanbu refinery to comply with 2013 mandatory specifications for gasoline with 10 ppm sulphur, 1% benzene, and diesel with 50 ppm. Diesel with 10 ppm of sulphur will be mandatory by 2016. Phase 1 will start-up 1Q2013 after a refinery turnaround and will install a grassroots desulphurization train to treat 60,000 BPD of FCCU gasoline. The project will also have an extensive brownfield component to revamp the 98,000 BPD distillate hydrotreater, and the refinery utilities infrastructure. Phase 2 will start-up by the end of 2015. The scope may include a new high pressure distillate hydrotreater hydrogen manufacturing, sulphur recovery, and off-sites and utilities infrastructure.

Point Forward Refinery Expansion

WorleyParsons performed FEED, detailed design, and procurement services for this greenfield/brownfield refinery expansion that added a new grassroots 3,500 tons/day CCR Platformer, a new naphtha splitter, expansion of CDU1 capacity to 13,000 t/d, facilities to increase naphtha HDS capacity by 1,400 tons/day to 5,400 tons/day, and conversion of an existing semi-Regen platformer to a 1,000 tons/day Par-Isom/de-Isohexaniser isomerization unit (Par-Isom/DIH). The project was executed by teams located in California, New Zealand, and Beijing. A key challenge was integrating new units into the existing process control system while upgrading the brownfield process units.
CME Alliance

Through its Integrated Services CME (Construction, Maintenance, and Engineering) Alliance with ExxonMobil, WorleyParsons provides project scoping and development as well as refinery maintenance and EPC delivery of capital projects, including all major shutdowns and turnarounds. On average, 50 projects are completed each year. Facilities included are: Altona refinery, Yarraville tank farm, Williamstown crude receiving wharf, Gellibrand pier, and Somerton jet fuel terminal.
Shell Deer Park Capital Projects Alliance

This alliance contract for the Shell Deer Park facilities primarily included a crude oil refinery and olefins complex. WorleyParsons’ services include engineering and design, procurement services, project management, project controls (both off-site and on-site), and construction management. WorleyParsons’ scope ranges from pre-FEED to FEED through detailed design and engineering, and construction phases. The portfolio to date is composed of approximately 70 projects.

Supporting capabilities
Arctic & Cold Climate
WorleyParsons and INTECSEA are world leaders
in design and construction of oil and gas
production facilities located in remote, hostile
environments. Innovative solutions are required
to solve unique challenges associated with
projects, above and below the ice.
Floating Production Systems
WorleyParsons, jointly with INTECSEA, leads
in the design of TLPs, SPARs and semisubmersibles.
With more than 30 years of
experience in this industry, the floating
production systems team has been responsible
for many achievements and the development of
some important leading techniques.
Gas Processing
WorleyParsons has designed and built more
than 400 gas processing plants around the
world. Locations have ranged from deserts of
the Middle East, the jungles of South-east Asia
to the Arctic regions of Canada.
Heavy Oil & Oil Sands
As the world’s oil resource is getting heavier,
producers worldwide must find production
solutions for heavy oil and in-situ bitumen
production. WorleyParsons is a leader in this
area with nearly 40 years of experience.
INTECSEA (Deepwater)
INTECSEA is a global company within the
WorleyParsons Group and combines all the
group’s capabilities for offshore pipelines ,
subsea production, marine production risers and
floating production systems.
WorleyParsons’ track record in LNG/FLNG
production and regasification extends from
evaluation studies and concept technology
selection, through FEED and detailed
engineering, procurement and construction
management for greenfield and brownfield
Offshore Topsides
WorleyParsons offers customers a full service
solution in a range of speciality areas, including
subsea production, offshore pipelines, marine
production risers, full insurance and floating
production systems including all types of
deepwater hulls, tendon and mooring systems.
Onshore Developments
With much of the world’s easy to produce oil
already recovered, WorleyParsons increasingly
assists customers on projects employing a range
of secondary and tertiary enhanced oil recovery
With expertise gained over 600 project in
over 30 countries, our experience covers the
manufacture or processing of over 65 types of
chemicals and petrochemicals.
Pipeline Systems
WorleyParsons’ dedicated Pipeline and Terminals
group operates from centers of expertise in
onshore pipelines, compressor and metering
stations, geomatics and SCADA systems.
Sulphur Technology
Our sulphur recovery units account for
approximately 60% of the world’s production
of recovered sulphur. These facilities include
the world’s largest single-train units and
apply processes developed and patented by
Unconventional Oil & Gas
WorleyParsons is developing solutions to the
unique logistical challenges associated with
unconventional hydrocarbons projects across
the globe.